as the crow flies

Olyn is the works of guitarist and sound designer Pat Benson. Utilizing field recording samples alongside acoustic and electronic instruments, Benson composes sonic landscapes that blur the genres of ambient electronic, and experimental folk music. 

The debut album ‘As The Crow Flies‘ sends the listener on a journey to places far beyond the reaches of modern attachments, with an instrumental narrative inspired by the great outdoors and the search for somewhere contiguous and remote. 

released April 2, 2021 

Pat Benson – acoustic/electric guitars, bass, synthesizers, organ
Teddy Roberts – drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, bass, cello, piano
Marc Jacob Hudson – upright bass, synthesizers
Brent Allen – pedal steel guitar

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Marc Jacob Hudson at Rancho Recordo in Fenton, Michigan January 3rd through 8th, 2021 

Produced by Teddy Roberts and Pat Benson
Photograph by Dana Cama 

Guitar Tunings:
O-Six :: CGCGCE 
As The Crow Flies :: D#A#D#A#D#G 
The Ritual :: CGCGCE 
Antler’s Lodge :: EADGBE 
Dawn Chorus :: DADF#AD 
At The Park :: EADGBE