A few days ago I shared with you music from a young Ben, but told you that the character of Ben in the Grace Awakening series isn’t named after him. The genesis of Ben Butler was in a young man I knew as a teen. Amin Bhatia grew up to be a television and movie composer, and he started early. When he was barely twenty he won the prestigious Roland International Synthesizer Tape Competition (twice) and was offered a record deal that led to an amazing album called Interstellar Suite.
I’ve discovered it on you tube, so here is a sampler for you. I can’t tell you how many hours I listened to this record(and the 20 min composition “Images on a Theme of Science Fiction” that pre-dated it) on my 33 1/3 LP! 🙂 You really need to plug in your headphones and close your eyes to hear this properly. Oh- a note for you musicians- this was done in the early 80s. Amin created this all using ANALOG technology. Every track you hear he laid down separately, and every instrument he created himself. Visit his website, BhatiaMusic.com for more information.
I have the most talented friends, eh?