Quicksails

Real Name:
Ben Billington
Profile:
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.
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Albums

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

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

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