Benbecula

Benbecula

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Benbecula Records are the most successful electronica label in Scotland and since inception in 1999 have ventured into folk, indie and avant garde.

Benbecula have appeared at Sonar (Barcelona) and Triptych (Scotland), and been a big favourite of the late great John Peel who invited Benbecula artist Christ to perform a live session in 2003. Benbecula was one of the first labels to be invited onto Warp’s download site bleep.com, and in 2005 the label struck a direct deal with iTunes. Benbecula has it's own publishing company, Benbecula Music, which manages mechanical royalties and synchronisation of it's music in TV and film.

Benbecula is known for its small but perfectly formed roster of artists and carefully selected release schedule. Artists include Christ., Ochre, Reverbaphon, Brian Ellis, Genaro, Wounded Knee, Syntaks, Prhizzm, Greenbank, Operator, Mikael Romanenko and Frog Pocket.

The "Minerals Series" first took shape in December 2005 when Benbecula Records released a specially made box set containing 13 albums. A mixture of brand new works, sessions, out-takes, outstanding demos, local artists, new artists, label stalwarts and above all, the spirit of independent music making. The box set was such a success (it sold out 2 weeks prior to release date), that Benbecula decided to continue the Series releasing one album roughly every month in very limited quantities. The Series allows Benbecula to “fast track” recently discovered modern music to the world, giving the opportunity for fresh talent to emerge a whole lot quicker.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
BEN 002 Phase 6 Sunshine(CDr) Benbecula BEN 002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BEN 004 Phase 6 Swimming In Lemonade(CDr) Benbecula BEN 004 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BEN 008 Various Music Volume One(12", EP) Benbecula BEN 008 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BEN 010 Mikael Romanenko To Let Go(12") Benbecula BEN 010 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BEN 011 Operator OS 1.1(12") Benbecula BEN 011 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BEN 011 CD Operator OS 1.1(CD, EP, Dig) Benbecula BEN 011 CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
BEN 011 CDP Operator Os 1.1(CD, Promo) Benbecula BEN 011 CDP UK 2003 Sell This Version
BEN 012 Various Music Volume Two(12") Benbecula BEN 012 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ben 015 Various Music Volume One And Two(CD, Comp) Benbecula ben 015 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ben 016 Christ. Pylonesque EP. (EP) ben 016 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ben016cd Christ. Pylonesque EP.(CD, EP) Benbecula ben016cd UK 2002 Sell This Version
BEN017 Christ. Vernor Vinge (Maxi, EP) BEN017 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BEN 018 Christ. Metamorphic Reproduction Miracle(2xLP, Album) Benbecula BEN 018 UK 2003 Sell This Version
ben018cd Christ. Metamorphic Reproduction Miracle.(CD, Album) Benbecula ben018cd UK 2003 Sell This Version
BEN 018 CDP Christ. Metamorphic Reproduction Miracle(CD, Album, Promo) Benbecula BEN 018 CDP UK 2003 Sell This Version
BEN 020 Reverbaphon The Medium Thru Which Sound Travels Is No Longer Present BEN 020 UK 2003 Sell This Version
ben 020cd Reverbaphon The Medium Thru Which Sound Travels Is No Longer Present(CD, Album, Dig) Benbecula ben 020cd UK 2003 Sell This Version
BEN 020 CDP Reverbaphon The Medium Thru Which Sound Travels Is No Longer Present(CD, Maxi, Promo) Benbecula BEN 020 CDP UK 2003 Sell This Version
ben #22 Greenbank Rotating The Square ben #22 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BEN 022 CD Greenbank Rotating The Square(CD, EP) Benbecula BEN 022 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
BEN 024 Frog Pocket Moon Mountain Of The Fords(12") Benbecula BEN 024 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BEN 024 CD Frog Pocket Moon Mountain Of The Fords(CD, MiniAlbum, Dig) Benbecula BEN 024 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
ben 026cd Reverbaphon Our Heart Beats With Joy (The Curved World Outside)(CD, Album) Benbecula ben 026cd UK 2004 Sell This Version
BEN 028 CD Prhizzm Prhizzm EP(CD, EP, Enh) Benbecula BEN 028 CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben029cd Christ. Seeing And Doing. (EP) ben029cd UK 2005 Sell This Version
BEN030 Birdengine Birdengine(12", Maxi) Benbecula BEN030 UK 2005 Sell This Version
BEN 031 Christ. Blue Shift Emissions(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num) Benbecula BEN 031 UK 2007 Sell This Version
ben031cd Christ. Blue Shift Emissions. (Album) ben031cd UK 2007 Sell This Version
ben032cd Syntaks Awakes(CD) Benbecula ben032cd UK 2006 Sell This Version
BEN034CD Ochre Lemodie (Album) BEN034CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
BEN038CD Genaro Genaro(CD, Album) Benbecula BEN038CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN038CDP Genaro Genaro(CD, Album, Promo) Benbecula BEN038CDP UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN039 Ochre Death Of An Aura(File, MP3, EP, 320) Benbecula BEN039 UK 2008
BEN039CD Ochre Death Of An Aura(CDr, EP, Ltd) Benbecula BEN039CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
BEN040CD Reverbaphon Here Comes Everyone(CD, Album) Benbecula BEN040CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN041 Various Benbecula Records Promo Only Compilation 2006(CDr, Comp) Benbecula BEN041 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BEN042CD Brian Ellis The Silver Creature (Album) BEN042CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN044CD Wounded Knee (3) Shimmering New Vistas(CD, Album) Benbecula BEN044CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN046CD The Flowers Of Hell Come Hell Or High Water(CD, Album) Benbecula BEN046CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
ben047cd Christ. Live(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Benbecula ben047cd UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN048CD Ochre Like Dust Of The Balance(CD, Album) Benbecula BEN048CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN050CD Plum (9) Different Skin(CD, Album) Benbecula BEN050CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
ben051 Christ. Distance Lends Enchantment To The View (Album) ben051 UK 2009 Sell This Version
ben051cd Christ. Distance Lends Enchantment To The View(CD, Album) Benbecula ben051cd UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN053 Various Ten Tracks Retrospective(10xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Benbecula BEN053 UK 2009
ben501 Various Music Volume Three(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Benbecula ben501 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben502 Wounded Knee (3) Wee Reveries(CDr) Benbecula ben502 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben503 E.stonji Unknown Title(CDr) Benbecula ben503 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben504 Reverbaphon Reverbaphon(CDr) Benbecula ben504 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben505 Birdengine Early 4 Track Recordings EP(CDr, EP) Benbecula ben505 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben506 Colditz People Like Diagrams(CDr) Benbecula ben506 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben507 Slug Pocket Slug Pocket(CDr) Benbecula ben507 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben508 Gareth Dickson Solina Sea(CDr) Benbecula ben508 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben509 Prhizzm Prhizzm(CDr) Benbecula ben509 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben510 Various The Fence Collective(CDr) Benbecula ben510 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben511 Nimrod 33 The Kirk Sessions(CDr) Benbecula ben511 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben513 Christ. Christ.(CDr) Benbecula ben513 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben513 Various Genaro - In Whole And In Part(CDr) Benbecula ben513 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ben515 Achrid Achrid(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula ben515 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ben517 Talkingmakesnosense Surroundings(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula ben517 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BEN518 Calika The Bright Spot(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN518 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ben 520 Cheer Night Map(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula ben 520 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ben521 The Impossible Flower Lovers(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula ben521 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BEN522 Free Festival Free Festival(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN522 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ben523 Jack Marchment Recordings (May - July 2006)(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula ben523 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ben524 Reverbaphon Get This And This And This And This And Here And(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula ben524 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BEN525 Christ. Bike.(CD, EP, Ltd) Benbecula BEN525 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN526 Syntaks Below The Meridian(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN526 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BEN527 Damien Shingleton The Great Advantage Of Being Alive(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN527 UK 2007 Sell This Version
ben528 Jasper Leyland Fieldstone(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula ben528 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN530 Various Music Volume Four(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Benbecula BEN530 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN 532 Brian Ellis Free Way (Album) BEN 532 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN533 Jakob Skøtt, Rasmus Rasmussen, Jonas Munk Jakob Skøtt, Rasmus Rasmussen, Jonas Munk - September(CD, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN533 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN534 Desolation Wilderness Beautiful On The Avenue(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN534 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEN535 Various Benbecula Yearbook 2006(12xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Benbecula BEN535 UK 2007
BEN536 Wounded Knee (3) Wounded Knee(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN536 UK 2007 Sell This Version
ben537 Talkingmakesnosense The Winter Drones(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula ben537 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BEN539 Jack Marchment Corydon & Manjrekar(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Benbecula BEN539 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BEN540 Chris Dooks The Aesthetic Animals Album(CDr, Album, Ltd, Dig) Benbecula BEN540 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BEN543 Talkingmakesnosense Cloudcroft Mirror(7", Hea) Benbecula BEN543 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BEN543CD Talkingmakesnosense Cloudcroft Mirror(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Dig) Benbecula BEN543CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
BEN544 Araya The Bridge Of Hesitation(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN544 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BEN545 Cheer Partick Car Lights(CDr, Album, Ltd, Dig) Benbecula BEN545 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BEN546 Cut Iowa Network Junkyard Transmissions(CDr, Album, Ltd, Dig) Benbecula BEN546 UK 2008 Sell This Version
ben547 Fraet For Another Day(CDr, Album, Ltd, Dig) Benbecula ben547 UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN549 Smackvan Low Power Key(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN549 UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN550 Cloudc Cloudc(CDr, EP, Ltd) Benbecula BEN550 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Ben551 Talvihorros Some Ambulance(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula Ben551 UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN552 John Layton - Christopher Wood (2) John Layton - Christopher Wood (2) - When? Softly...(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula BEN552 UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN553 Araya Whilst We Try(CDr, EP) Benbecula BEN553 UK 2009 Sell This Version
BEN553D Araya Whilst We Try(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Benbecula BEN553D UK 2009
none Cheer Static Traps(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Acumen (3) Acumen(CDr, Album, Ltd, Dig) Benbecula none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none John Layton - Christopher Wood (2) John Layton - Christopher Wood (2) - Sfumato(CDr, Album, Ltd, Dig) Benbecula none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none John Layton - Christopher Wood (2) John Layton - Christopher Wood (2) - When? Softly...(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Michael Santos Matters(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Rain-Cloud Rain-Cloud(CDr, Album, Ltd) Benbecula none UK 2007 Sell This Version

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deejayzaq

deejayzaq

February 11, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
Scotland proud, Benbecula is an independent label which hit me with surprise unlike any other. The initial shock of attention came from the gorgeous artwork on the 2 x Vinyl LP Christ. - Metamorphic Reproduction Miracle and soon discovering Chris Horne to be a former, lesser known member in Boards Of Canada. I acquired several more releases: Ochre - Lemodie, Genaro - Genaro, Birdengine - Birdengine, and almost the entire Christ. collection; however, it wasn't until finally hearing the CD compilation Various - Alba Absurdia when I realized all the musicians I was missing out on. Also, consider yourself blessed when coming across any Minerals Series copies limited to 100 each if only for the digital foliage design by Simon Mackenzie. My favorite out of the Minerals Series was a t-shirt humorously released in 2006 under a Catalog# Ben516. Of course, I've failed to name drop so many wonderful bands that you should try to check them all out for yourself. RIP