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R BENY
Echo's Verse LP (Clear vinyl)
25
Dauw 03 / BEL / 2019
"“echo’s verse” forms no exception on that regard and continues along the same melancholic lines of his previous work. However, whereas the initial albums were much more centred around feelings of loneliness, isolation and solitude, the new album clearly moves away from a sole focus on sad and distressing emotions. “echo’s verse” touches the other side of the spectrum as it is about emotional connections, bonds and not feeling alone in the universe. Based on a quote of Mark Z. Danielewski, r beny uses the concept of Echo to explore the presence of presence: “Myth makes Echo the subject of longing and desire. Physics makes Echo the subject of distance and design. Where emotion and reason are concerned both claims are accurate. And where there is no Echo there is no description of space or love. There is only silence.”. In its essence, the metaphor of the Echo reflects communication between human beings. Hence, for r beny, the Echo paves the way for feelings of joy and hope as it delivers the ultimate proof of the presence of the Other.