Ben Michel


Realtime by Ben Michel
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InstrumentalFolk Rock
For fans of:Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Pete Seeger, Junip, Jean Michel Jarre
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  1. Postmodernity Can't Last Forever
  2. Old-World Still Modulates
  3. All Else Is Hevel
  4. Bread and Circuses Are Back
  5. Post-Post Apocalyptic Rag
  6. Dawn Chorus
  7. Ode to Joy
  8. Digital Feudalism Kills
  9. Epipheneia
  10. Closure
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“Realtime” bridges the gap in composition between old and new folk music instrumentation. It represents passion and epiphany that flow from the tension of two colliding worlds—American folk music and its symbiosis with synthesis, the new frontier in global folk music.


"Realtime" was created as the live soundtrack component of an experimental performance art piece by &yet, RealtimeConf, which converged a software conference with a fourth-wall-breaking theatric experience that concluded a socio-political suspense novel and graphic novel released in serial form.


Production Credits:

  • Producers: Ben Michel, Danny O’Hanlon, Kevin Lee Florence
  • Recording Engineer: Danny O’Hanlon at Bungalow 9 Studios, Portland OR
  • Mastering Engineer: Timothy Stollenwerk at Sterophonic Mastering, Portland OR
  • Album Art: Amy Taylor


  • Ben Michel: Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Hammered Dulcimer, Longneck Banjo, Electric Bass Guitar, Theremin, Sheet-Metal, Synthesizers, Korg SV-1 (Organ, Wurlitzer Electric Piano), Analog/Digital Effects Modules, Voice.
  • Jonathan Moore: Drum Kit, Sheet-Metal, Washboard, Hammond C3 Organ w/Leslie.
  • Danny O’Hanlon: Electric Bass Guitar, Alesis MMT-8 Sequencer, Analog/Digital Effects Modules.
  • Kurtis Holsapple: Electric Bass Guitar.
  • Luke Price: Violin.

Synthesizers: Yamaha DX7, Yamaha CS20m, Clavia Nord Lead 2, Casio CZ-1, Casio SK-1, Korg SV-1, Moog Etherwave Theremin, Alesis MMT-8, Electro-Harmonix V256 Vocoder, Commodore 64 Computer (MSSIAH / SID2SID), Texas Instruments Speech Synthesizer (TI-994/A Computer).

Analog/Digital Effects Modules: Maestro EchoPlex EP-3, Roland Space Echo RE-201, Lexicon PCM70, Lexicon Prime Time, Eventide Ultra-Harmonizer H3000, Electro Harmonix Wiggler, Electro Harmonix Poly Chorus.

© 2014 Ben Michel

InstrumentalFolk Rock
For fans of:Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Pete Seeger, Junip, Jean Michel Jarre
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