"Original Light" is an uniquely sculpted recording showcasing sophisticated artistry in amalgamating fabulously engrossing yearning stratums with finest essences of extraordinarily ear-bending ambiguousness. Numerous deep listening sessions with headphones are required, but then the listener unlocks the gates of sonic Eden, where splendidly textured drone consonance meets rewardingly dissonant exquisiteness. Almost 56-minute "Original Light" is a must-have CD!!!
Composed, performed & produced By Julio Di Benedetto 2012-2015
using synthesizers, piano, iPad apps & laptop processing
Mastered by Don Tyler at IO Mastering
Photography & Design : Julio Di Benedetto
"This excellent album will easily rank high in my Best of 2015 list. I buy so much music it's hard to devote enough time to everything. Some stuff I literally listen to once and shelve it to return to months later because it didn't impress on the first or first couple listens. I've been fighting to really make time for this album. This disc has been mesmerizing every listen, the most recent in the car today on a sunny beautiful day. It was an odd choice for the weather but somehow it fit perfectly. To me the music has a strong early Vidna Obmana feel (e.g. The Trilogy on Projekt), with the hauntingly melancholic stretched out synth chords and a feeling of deep respect for the natural environment. Whereas Vidna's sound was often cold, though, there is a warmth in this recording that envelopes like a warm blanket on a chilly day. The CD moves through different moods, from dark, to shadowy, to glistening light, remaining amazingly cohesive from start to finish. These are more like movements rather than individual tracks. Although the Vidna comparison is what initially comes to mind, it's soon obvious there is an originality to this sound. I'm very impressed by what I've discovered in this artist's music, and very much looking forward to more. I hope the album reaches as many ambient fans as possible."