Intimate, emotional, original and quietly powerful, M.R. Bennett’s beautiful, dreamy songs reside somewhere in the music world between Sigur Ros and Bon Iver but is very much it’s own thing. We’ve never heard anything quite like it.
Mr: Bennett says:
Music, Music, Music. If music were food, I would be clinically obese. And would currently be being removed from my bedroom by a crane with Arvo Part, Morton Feldman,The American songbook, and Bach records spilling from my mouth as I hungrily try to consume as much good sound as possible.
Growing up in the middle of England in the 1980s, I was not born into music but had music thrust upon me, when I saw The Beatles’ ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and ‘Penny Lane’ videos on afternoon T.V.
Since that day, until now, I have been in search of My music. And in the 3 years it took me to write and record my Album In Light — I found it.
I found stillness, slowness, silence, and a sensitivity to melodies that lean and
ache against the harmony. I also found truth in my words, Which seems a simple thing to grasp, but it took me a while to trust my grip.
To completely change a great phrase by John Cage, “I have something to say and I am
saying it… quietly.”