Adrian Benavides – Same Time Next Life

UR016 | released 22 June 2012 | Same Time Next Life is Adrian Benavide’s solo debut record co-written and co-produced with my friend and Unsung Productions partner Markus Reuter.

“Same Time Next Life probably won’t be for everyone, and it’s certainly not an easy listen, but there’s enough here to recommend to any prog fan, and no doubt King Crimson lovers will want to check this out.”

— seaoftranquility.org

“Weaving together disjointed industrial noise with progressive rock elements, the record is lush in texture and guides the listener with anthemic riffs through unexpected musical arrangements.”

— Drumhead Magazine

“Once you have found access to the music of Adrian Benavides, you can hardly get enough of it and is always a trip to a dark and oppressive place with yet more fascinating new details revealed upon repeated listening.”

— metalnews.de

The album features King Crimson‘s Pat Mastelotto on drums for the majority of the record and a wonderful painting by Ramiro Rodriguez on the cover (whose work I had been familiar with through his illustrations for the band Tool).

The record is a highly personal account of the loss of my daughter, Valentina, who was stillborn in the spring of 2010.

Dedicated to Valentina Grace Benavides.

credits

Impulse Response
Adrian Benavides: guitar, bass, vocals, sound design, programming
Pat Mastelotto: drums and percussion
Markus Reuter: U8 touch guitar, wall of noise

Grit [digging]
Adrian Benavides: guitar, bass, vocals, sound design, programming
Pat Mastelotto: drums and percussion
Markus Reuter: U8 touch guitar, soundscapes
Mike Day: additional guitar

Reflection II & III
Adrian Benavides: guitar, bass, sound design, programming
Pat Mastelotto: drums and percussion
Markus Reuter: soundscapes, U8 touch guitar
Alex Dowerk: U8 touch guitar, additional programming

Exterior of a Heart
Adrian Benavides: guitar, bass, vocals, sound design, programming
Eoghan McCloskey: drums and percussion
Markus Reuter: U8 touch guitar, soundscapes
Matt Parmenter: additional engineering

Same Time Next Life
Adrian Benavides: guitar, bass, sound design, programming
Eoghan McCloskey: drums and percussion
Markus Reuter: U8 touch guitar, soundscapes, string arrangement
Annette Garza: violin
Matt Parmenter: additional engineering

Recorded and mixed between March 2010 – June 2011 in Austin, Corpus Christi and Dripping Springs (Texas), Innsbruck (Austria) and Berlin (Germany).

Produced, mixed, and written by Adrian Benavides and Markus Reuter for Unsung Productions (www.unsung-productions.com).

Mastered by Lee Fletcher

Design by Bernhard Wöstheinrich / www.studioflokati.de

Painting by Ramiro Rodriguez / www.ramirorodriguez.com

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The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Lee Fletcher under licence to Unsung Records