|All Artists: Bendik|
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Original Release Date: 1/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 7/2/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644745849, 074644745825
Awesome radio station freebie!!
THX138 | Butler, PA United States | 05/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Received Bendik IX as one of 10 CD's in a radio station contest, and would have never heard of him otherwise. Very much a concept album, IX is music for both brain hemispheres--emotion and intellect. For example, "Proceed" takes the theme of a father preparing to share with his son the inexpressible wisdom he had received from his own father. The wimp boys of pop, long on talent and short on depth, would never take on such a theme! Bendik brings a lively, sensual, savvy maturity--not something that would ever wow the masses on pop radio, but something a thoughtful person might enjoy after many listens.
My personal tastes are in music that is even more visionary and instrumentally virtuosic. That said, most of what I really like is not very accessible to most people. Bendik is. Each tune is creative, evocative, and profound in its own way. The variety will move you through the collection, and bring you back again and again. The production is excellent, with some nice touches of expression that invite a close listen to every tasteful note. My favorite tune, "Passacaglia", is perhaps the most energized, reaching heights that are spacily orgasmic.
Finally, the collection is even more intellectually founded than I can truly appreciate. Nine categories of "interconnecting themes and ideas"--from Greek muses, myths, colors, a meal, etc.--are attached to each song. So those wanting to find "meaning" in these have the opportunity. Bendik gives me plenty without all that."
VENEZUELA & NORWAY
Fernando Valladares | MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA | 03/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Be sure to get one copy of this MARVELOUS album created by this talent.
Sax player,keyboardist,composer (In a unique way) and Singer,Bendik gets a very intelligent pop,coloured by the production of the great Mike mainieri (Ex-collaborator in Steps ahead project)
I live in Venezuela and i earn my living as a record producer,and this album really blow my head in 1991."