The Ughhh Ballads

by Benedict Drew

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Bloxham Tapes BT12

Bloxham Tapes are proud to present the label’s 12th release: 'The Ughhh Ballads' by Benedict Drew.

Drew is an artist who works in sound, video, sculpture, installation and performance. He is also a fearless explorer of our fractured isle. Previous releases have seen him crawl through oceans of Tory slime and sift the psychotropic neural networks of half-hammered, food-fasted commuters. 'The Ughhh Ballads' – electronic music from the Isle of Thanet – continues his exploration of tainted transit, inside and out.

A psychedelic gong bath for the Leave Means Leave generation over two sides of magnetic tape, 'The Ughhh Ballads' is a conduit for confused good feeling/bad feeling coagulation. (So spake George Clinton: “Good thoughts bring forth good fruit. Bullshit thoughts rot your meat.”) Drawn from uneasy mental and metal journeys from coastal Kent to the capital, the spool drifts through ambient bliss and unsettling murk. The buffet car is now open, but due to a staffing shortage, service is limited.

Consider 'The Ughhh Ballads' the unofficial soundtrack to an advisory referendum. The gestalt entity of the Quiet Coach at dawn and dusk has been sucked, whole, into the genie’s four-pack. Summon up the courage to crack open a tin and make a wish (caveat: there’s a 48 per cent chance of distress).

Please Remain on the Trans-Thanet Express as it’s ready to Leave.

Play at maximum volume.
Play on the threshold of your dreams.
Play until it plays you.

“Forget the bile: DM for enquiries.”


released April 8, 2019

All compositions by Benedict Drew, 2019

Electronic music from the Isle of Thanet

Represented by Matt’s Gallery, London

With thanks to Catriona Clayson,
Plastique Fantastique, Rebecca Lennon &
Judith Carlton

Sleeve design by Luke Drozd


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