Real Name:
Ben Billington
Quicksails is the recording project of Chicago-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Billington. Central to the Chicago experimental scene and its various veins across the midwest and national DIY circuit, Billington has been championing freak music of all stripes for over a decade at this point. He has performed as a member of numerous ensembles including ONO, ADT (6), Circuit Des Yeux, Tiger Hatchery, and Ryley Walker’s band. In an improvised setting, he has collaborated with a stable of musicians including John Olson (solo and with Wolf Eyes), Rhys Chatham, Mark Shippy (U.S. Maple), Owen Gardner (Horse Lords), and Paul Flaherty. Billington’s role as a producer at Chicago avant epicenter Elastic Arts and his co-curation of the venue The Hideout’s long-running Resonance Series has paired future-facing acts from around the world with Chicago’s finest to enrich the city’s thriving progressive music scene with stimuli of the highest, headiest order. His work with Chicago non-profit foundation Experimental Sound Studio has grown recently to include a lead role in their series The Quarantine Concerts, setting up diverse bills of international luminaries for live-streamed concert events.



di35 Quicksails - Silver Balloons In Clusters album art Quicksails Silver Balloons In Clusters (Album) Deception Island di35 US 2011 Sell This Version
ltd #213 Quicksails - Bywater Colours album art Quicksails Bywater Colours(Cass, Ltd, C30) Digitalis Limited ltd #213 US 2011 Sell This Version
NNA035 Quicksails - A Fantasy In Seasons album art Quicksails A Fantasy In Seasons(Cass, C30) NNA Tapes NNA035 US 2011 Sell This Version
SP 027 Quicksails - Mayville Dream album art Quicksails Mayville Dream (Album) Spectrum Spools SP 027 Austria 2013 Sell This Version
TR082 Quicksails - Weight of Worth album art Quicksails Weight of Worth(Cass) Teen River TR082 US 2013 Sell This Version
HAUSMO 21 Quicksails - Mugen: Volume 6 album art Quicksails, Head Boggle Quicksails, Head Boggle - Mugen: Volume 6(Cass, Album, C37) Hausu Mountain HAUSMO 21 US 2014 Sell This Version
HBSP-2X-060 Quicksails - Fleurs De La Lune album art Quicksails Fleurs De La Lune(LP, Album, Red) Captcha Records HBSP-2X-060 US 2015 Sell This Version
TQ72 Quicksails - Spillage album art Quicksails Spillage(Cass, Ltd, C34) Tranquility Tapes TQ72 US 2015 Sell This Version
HAUSMO 52 Quicksails - Mortal album art Quicksails Mortal (Album) Hausu Mountain HAUSMO 52 US 2016 Sell This Version
SM 032 Quicksails - Split album art Bending Spirit / Quicksails Bending Spirit / Quicksails - Split(Cass) Solid Melts SM 032 US 2018 Sell This Version
HAUSMO 76 Quicksails - The Bright album art Quicksails The Bright(Cass, Album, C40) Hausu Mountain HAUSMO 76 US 2018 Sell This Version
HAUSMO100 Quicksails - Blue Rise album art Quicksails Blue Rise(LP, Album) Hausu Mountain HAUSMO100 US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fifty-First Module Quicksails - Diamond Servants album art Quicksails Diamond Servants(Lathe, 7", Cle) Cylindrical Habitat Modules Fifty-First Module US 2011 Sell This Version
GGGR-062 Quicksails - Love Of Lollipops album art Quicksails Love Of Lollipops(Lathe, 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Cle) Gilgongo Records GGGR-062 US 2014 Sell This Version
GODCUTS002 Quicksails - The Bright album art Quicksails The Bright(12", cle) Gang Of Ducks GODCUTS002 2018 Sell This Version


003 Quicksails Self Titiled(Cass, C28) Baker Tapes 003 US 2009 Sell This Version
46 Quicksails - Ohio Feathers: Volume 2 album art Chemtrails / Quicksails Chemtrails / Quicksails - Ohio Feathers: Volume 2(Cass, C20) Pizza Night 46 US 2010 Sell This Version
Thirty-First Module Quicksails - Madison Lakes album art Quicksails Madison Lakes(Cass, Ltd, C28) Cylindrical Habitat Modules Thirty-First Module US 2010 Sell This Version
905.138 Quicksails - Vermillion album art Quicksails Vermillion(Cass, C21) 905 Tapes 905.138 US 2011 Sell This Version
06 Quicksails - Untitled album art Quicksails / Floating Gardens Quicksails / Floating Gardens - Untitled(Cass, Ltd, C30) Field Studies 06 US 2011 Sell This Version
DSCRMNT01032012 Quicksails - Quicksails / Head Boggle album art Quicksails / Head Boggle Quicksails / Head Boggle - Quicksails / Head Boggle(Cass, Ltd, C10) Discriminate Music DSCRMNT01032012 US 2012 Sell This Version