Double Bass Dub

Double Bass Dub

My new track Double Bass Dub is now available. I have been in the studio and it gives me great pleasure to announce that the track Double Bass Dub is NOW available on BANDCAMP.

Click on the link above or below to listen to the result. For the best listening experience I recommend that you listen on a real soundsystem or good headphones.

Double Bass Dub was previously released on Stingray Vision Records back in 2017, but I have spent a considerable amount of time remixing and remastering the music, and it now has a new and fresh sound.

All the sounds are created with the double bass and an electric bass for the reggae bassline. Classic Andy Benz style! I am a sucker for that old style dub sound that I grew up with. King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry & Augustus Pablo are some of my heroes from that age.

I used my old Yamaha SLB 100 for the effects and rhythm.; my Rickenbacker for the bass line and then finally my acoustic Pöllmann Busetto for the solo. The result is a pretty conservative Andy Benz track. A sort of classic Andy Benz sound.

If you listen to Flowing in Circles. Then you will find that Double Bass Dub is very closely related to a composition from that album called MS Dub. It is sort of an updated version, but then with a different and more bluesy melodic line.

The track will be included on my upcoming 3rd album titled The Vibration. So Double Bass Dub could be called the first single if you like.


Field recordings for “The Vibration”

Field recordings for “The Vibration”

Some time ago I had a session with Katrine Ring. We were improvising with the composition “Morfars sang” in my studio. This track is a mixture of a sound-collage that Katrine assembled of her now deceased grandfather humming his own little tune while doing some kitchen work and a double bass solo.
We had performed the piece before on several occasions and I think it has even been played on Danish National Radio. However, we wanted to record a studio version and were just jamming a bit. I had not really set up the sound and I was playing on my Yamaha EUB.
When I was playing I suddenly felt the presence of my, at that time, recently deceased grandmother. She was there in the studio. I loved her very much and she was a fun and outgoing character, and I felt her right there. The improvisation became very intense and the end result was an amazing powerful solo. So powerful that after careful consideration we agreed that this solo now was a new composition called “Grandmother” and not “Grandfather”.
Since I started getting the upcoming album The Vibration ready I wanted to include this recording on the album. However, The recording quality proved too bad for my taste, so I took out 2 days to transcribe it(I will post the sheet music another day). Now I will record it again and make it the title work of the album. My vision of the composition “The Vibration” is that is has to contain samples from The big Bang, The Japanese Earthquake of 2011, The Pacific Ocean and The Atlantic Ocean.
I have collected all of the samples now. The last sample was recorded by me at the Faroe Islands this weekend. It was very difficult to record as it was extremely windy almost all the time making it very difficult to get a clean recording. I went on a tour of Stremoy with my friend Agnar, but we could not find a place with less wind. Then the last evening after the concert at Nordens Hus, the wind fell quiet and I went down to Torshavn harbor and recorded the sound of the majestic and crazy Atlantic Ocean hitting the rocks.

A picture of what Andreas Bennetzen saw recording the sound of the atlantic ocean on Faroe Islands for his upcoming album The Vibration
Looking at the Atlantic Ocean hammering the coast of Stremoy as I am recording the sound of the atlantic ocean on the Faroe Islands for my upcoming album The Vibration