Bent

Bent

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Electronic duo from Nottingham, England. They are the founders of Sport Records.

Friend and vocalist Katty Heath features on a few of their albums and has toured very frequently with the live group.

Elton John has also confessed to being a fan.
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Bent Discography

Albums

SPORTLP01 Bent Programmed To Love (Album) Sport SPORTLP01 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Bent Downloaded For Love (Album) Sport none UK 2001 Sell This Version
MOSCD004 Bent The Everlasting Blink (Album) Sport MOSCD004 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
H-1640 Bent Ariels (Album) Open H-1640 China 2004 Sell This Version
none Bent Intercept! (Album) Godlike & Electric none UK 2006 Sell This Version
GAE0019 Bent From The Vaults: 1998-2006(2xCD, Album) Godlike & Electric GAE0019 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Lazy 1203 Bent I Love My Man Sunday Best Recordings Lazy 1203 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SPORT001 Bent EP1 (EP) Sport SPORT001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Bent Music For Barbecues (EP) Sport none UK 2000 Sell This Version
SPORT2 Bent EP2(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Sport SPORT2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SPORT1P Bent Programmed To Love - Sampler (12") Sport SPORT1P UK 2000 Sell This Version
SPORT6CDSP Bent Always (Maxi, Single) EMI SPORT6CDSP UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Bent Swollen (Single, Maxi) Sport none UK 2000 Sell This Version
SPORT7T Bent Go! Kommando EP (EP) Sport SPORT7T UK 2002 Sell This Version
SPORT9P1 Bent Stay The Same (Single, Maxi) Sport SPORT9P1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PR261 Bent Magic Love (Single, EP, Maxi) Sport PR261 New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
OPEN08P1 Bent Flavour Country EP (EP) Open OPEN08P1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
OPEN06CDS Bent Comin' Back (Maxi, Single) Open OPEN06CDS UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Bent To Be Loved (Single) Godlike & Electric none UK 2006 Sell This Version
GAE002 Bent Godlike & Electric(7", Smplr, Ltd, W/Lbl) Godlike & Electric GAE002 UK 2006 Sell This Version
GAE005 Bent The Handbrake / Leavin' Me (Single) Godlike & Electric GAE005 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Bent Waiting For You (Single) Godlike & Electric none UK 2007 Sell This Version
GAEA013 Bent Reworked G&E Analogue GAEA013 UK 2009 Sell This Version
GAE008 Bent Classic Remixes 1(12") Godlike & Electric GAE008 UK 2009 Sell This Version
GAE009 Bent Classic Remixes 2(12") Godlike & Electric GAE009 UK 2009 Sell This Version

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benjamin_saladus

benjamin_saladus

December 8, 2013
Meh. Not too terribly bland.
Iceferno

Iceferno

July 5, 2010
I am extremely new to this artist, but already I've found myself impressed by them. Several appearances of Bent on Chillout compilations helped me discover some wonderful Downtempo/Lounge music. "Private Road" and "Cylons In Love" are the favourites at the moment. I look forward to getting my hands on their albums. A sensational duo and, in my opinion, one of the best contributions towards the Chillout scene.
FirasKay

FirasKay

July 5, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
Bent are an amazing duo who have been fusing sounds for over a decade now, and ever since I first heard Swollen back in '01 I believe, I got hooked. Their sound can be described as leftfield and downbeat grooves with excellent electronica elements I suppose.
Papichulo168

Papichulo168

June 19, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
...and that is exactly why I ended up posting a comment on this page. I first heard Bent through their Cafe Del Mar contribution "Swollen" around 2001. It was a nice enough track but nothing really standing out (would be difficult if you're a track in the CDM series). Then I heard them again in the hypnotic and ethereal "Private Road" which I heard in a Chillout compilation. I've been playing "Private Road" over and over again anywhere....all the time.
guarana

guarana

March 20, 2003
If you are a fan of the "Lounge" , downbeat or experimental downbeat genre , bent is definately worth a listen.

High quality Synths mixed with voice samples from old records really brings out a style of music that is hard to find ... if not impossible to match. They have a sound simular to Air ...

This music grows on you , and i can definately say that its not something for the mainstream listener or the person that wants music to instantaniously grab him/her.

But once you notice the beauty of the music you will find yourself hunting down every Bent album that you can find.

I would suggest trying "music for BBQ's " as a starting point ... it would give you a brief overview of the sound that Bent produces. (but this is in no way their definative album , its just got my fav track on it ;)

My favourite songs are swollen , Duke thing and always. To me these are Really superb tracks ... give it a listen.

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