Great news for Ed Bennett, who releases his new portrait CD 'My Broken Machines' on NMC Records, featuring two works from Crash Ensemble's repertoire 'Broken Machines' (2006) and last year's specially commissioned 'Stop-Motion Music'.
The haunting My Broken Machines evokes an abandoned fairground, while other works explore the manic enegy of cartoons - Cartoon Music - or the atmosphere of an empty building - Ghosts, for amplified viola d'amore.
The album features performances from Garth Knox, Decibel, Fidelio Trio, Paul Roe and the Con Tempo Quartet.
Ed Bennett's music has been described as 'anarchic' (Irish Times), 'manic' (Classical Music) and 'brutal' (The Guardian).
RELEASED 13 JUNE 2011