My debut album is out now and you can purchase the digital format on my Bandcamp page or stream wherever you listen to music.
As The Crow Flies was written while on a three-month long trek, boondocking through the western parts of the United States in the summer of 2020. The journey brought us face to face with wildlife in the backcountry of Yellowstone, hiking glaciers in Northern Montana, and finding the quietest places in the rainforest of the Pacific-Northwest.
Over the course of our trip I collected countless hours of field recordings, compositions, and ideas evoking the surrounding moods of the many natural and unnatural landscapes during our journey.
released April 2, 2021
produced by teddy roberts and pat benson recorded, mixed, and mastered by marc jacob hudson
pat benson: acoustic and electric guitars, bass, synthesizers, organ, and sampling teddy roberts: drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, cello, piano marc jacob hudson: upright bass, synthesizers brent allen: pedal steel
A Lake Made of Turquoise utilizes field recordings from Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada with improvised electric guitar, effects processing, and synthesizers while The Valley of the Coyote captures Elk bugles in a valley south of Banff in the Colorado Rockies with other ambience and sounds mixed in from both places
released August 7, 2020
Recorded by Patrick Benson | June 2019 – March 2020 Mixed and Mastered by Marc Jacob Hudson. Photographs by Dana Cama with layout & design by Nina Hazen.
KANANASKIS is influenced by the park system situated west of Calgary, Alberta in the Northern Canadian Rockies. With his debut track, Patrick Benson creates a dark soundscape that reflects time spent inside a vast natural surrounding. Utilizing live guitar and effects processing, looping, synthesizers, field recordings and other instrumentation to convey the feeling of change amidst beauty and darknes
released November 8, 2019 written, recorded, and produced by Patrick Benson mixed & mastered by Max Epstein photograph by Dana Cama