Part four of a four part series:
Bengalfuel is the work of Lou DiBenedetto and Joe LiTrenta, two friends who grew up together in New Jersey. Each has produced music separately for years; Lou as Dentist, and Joe under the moniker, Doc Deem. At the end of 2009, they created Bengalfuel: a collaborative project combining elements of both of their musical styles. Since, they have put out numerous releases including 'Durban' on Polish netlabel Isolationism, an EP on Rural Colours called 'Feldspar' and 'Oneida' for Lizard Breakfast Recordings.
Bengalfuel draws its inspiration from surrounding ghosts and spiritual entities. The duo see their music as an offering, making peace with tormented souls. These explorations began in Joe’s former residence, a haunted house. A recent move brought him to a much bigger lake area, also once inhabited by Native Americans. There is a lot of work to be done there for Bengalfuel.
The recordings themselves can be described as beautiful ambient soundscapes constructed from several sources such as analog synthesizers, drum machines, and a vocoder amongst others. Toth is the result of their first session and the final part of a four-part series. The cover photo was taken early one morning with a 1976 Pentax camera.
Mastered by Wil Bolton
Photography by Joe LiTrenta
Special thanks to Tom & Aimee
hb 36 | hibernate recordings 2011
Video for "Teals"
Video for "Spence's"
released 18 November 2011