Benjamin Blower‘s debut release, the sprawling, bewildering ‘It’s Raining Glass and Tears’, already bears the hallmarks of Blower’s sound and philosophy.
The breakdown of society, the rejection of previous cultural wisdom, the rise of celebrity culture – Blower tears through his subject matter with a wild-eyed fury, laying claim to what would become his regular lyrical stomping ground. In the process he explores the outer limits of his sound, as broken-glass samples, glitchy, foreboding drums and foggy drones vie for the listener’s attention.
Reissued from Zang Productions, ‘It’s Raining Glass and Tears’ remains a bar-raising statement of intent in Blower’s catalogue, as he bares his soul, his woes and his passion in an uncompromising lyrical siege. It’s a boat-burning moment; win or lose, life or death, Blower doesn’t leave himself the option of retreating.
“An aggressive, hostile collection of songs.. friends, I should imagine, worry about Benjamin Blower” -The Line of Best Fit
“A powerfully unique cacophony of sounds” -Cross Rhythms
- If God Lived On Earth
- Bead Head
- The Lovers of Blackpool
- Glass Megapolis #1
- Beneath Orange Light Beams
- The Fashion Photographer
- Rites of Passage to Manhood + Szhoom
- Glass Megapolis #2
- Waking Up Half Dead
- Where Does the Newborn Go From Here?
- Chewing Gum
- Your English Heart
- Glass Megapolis #3
- Like an Angel
David Benjamin Blower
David Benjamin Blower is a writer, musician, and community theologian from Birmingham, UK. He is a prolific recording artist, a master of stark lyricism and apocalyptic protest-folk; the unconventional wisdom of his work is fast gaining appreciation with a wide audience.
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Warped-pop duo Strange Ghost release their debut EP, a rolling cloud of synths, dragging beats and zestful melodies.
David Benjamin Blower’s most ambitious project to date: a radiophonic production of The Book of Jonah, narrated by NT Wright.
David Benjamin Blower’s second book Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on Humiliation, Terror and the Politics of Enemy-Love. Foreword by Ched Myers.
‘Sojourner’ is a cinematic folk album, recorded live in various locations around the UK, and filmed at the same time, released in May 2016.
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