Diabolique (First try)

ProgAustralis | Diabolique

Ben Craven’s “Diabolique”. We are well on our way to 10 minutes!

ProgAustralis are (currently):

Ben Craven – guitar, vox, loops
Tim Bennetts – keys, vox, taurus

Drums and bass provided by Ableton Live loop sections, triggered manually.

Undo Redo

Frankenfido | Undo Redo

Originally entitled “Geoff Part 2”, this track feels like part of a bigger ethereal epic.

It’s not Radiohead.

Geoffrey Elgey – keys
Ben Craven – guitar
Dean Povey – drums

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 3 February 2019.

Frankenfido | Purple Shuffle

Work-in-progress, the “Purple Shuffle”!

Ben Craven – guitar
Dean Povey – drums
Geoffrey Elgey – bass

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 16 December 2018.

Frankenfido | Bluesy Fillmore

By special request, presenting for the first time EVER, the legendary LOST (until now), FULL “Bluesy Fillmore” jam! Without fear of overstatement, this is the holy grail for Frankenfidofetishists everywhere!

Ben – guitar
Malcolm – keys
Geoff – bass
Dean – drums

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 30 June, 2017.

Frankenfido | Not A Bad Friday

Actually it was Good Friday. Excerpt of the band improvising on themes from the upcoming song, “Heartless”.

Ben – guitar
Malcolm – keys
Geoff – bass
Dean – drums

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 14 April, 2017.

Frankenfido | Blood On The Fretboard

Geoff sliced open his finger over lunch. We bandaged him up and got on with playing anyway. This particular spontaneous jam ended abruptly unfortunately and we sent him to the blood bin.

Malcolm – keys
Ben – guitar
Geoff – bass
Dean – drums

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 25 September 2016.

Frankenfido | Hymn For A Pool Cleaner

Occasionally Frankenfido gets together and just plays. Anything. For fun. The tapes are always rolling and bits of music fall out.

Malcolm – keys
Ben – guitar
Geoff – keys
Dean – drums

Recorded at The Forbidden Room Of Mystery, 25 September 2016.

Last Chance To Hear

Ben Craven | Last Chance To Hear completed!

Last Chance To HearWell, the album is now completed, the artwork nailed, and we’re just about ready to ship everything off for manufacture.

Thank you everyone who came along for the TuneLeak journey! You will receive more information about ordering “Last Chance To Hear” from my Bandcamp page, if you are so inclined. TuneLeak downloads are now finished for this album.

This was a fun experiment! Based on your feedback and my own experience, I’ll definitely do something similar for the next album, with one or two changes.

– cheers, Ben.

Last Chance To Hear Part 1

Ben Craven | Last Chance To Hear Part 1

Last Chance To Hear Part 1Unleashing… the opening track, appropriately titled, “Last Chance To Hear Part 1”. (Yes, there is a Part 2 and it will most likely close the album.) This is perhaps a little more over-the-top for me than usual – one part demented chat show theme and one part acerbic call to arms. Then everything goes to heck.