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Fond of Tigers
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Sunstroke
 
Tony Wilson 6Tet
A Day's Life
 
Subtle Lip Can
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The Peggy Lee Band
Invitation
 
Ratchet Orchestra
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Dixie's Death Pool
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A Vacant Lot
 
Tommy Babin's Benzene
Your Body Is Your Prison
 
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Treize
 
Copilots
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New Code
 
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The Furniture Moves Underneath
 
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Aerials
 
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Dementia
 
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A Thing To Live With
 
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Dark Blue World
 
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Tony Wilson
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TOMMY BABIN'S BENZENE - YOUR BODY IS YOUR PRISON


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Tommy Babin's Benzene
Your Body Is Your Prison

1. Your Body Is your Prison
2. Damaged (mp3 excerpt)
3. The Thing and I
4. Citizen Kang (mp3 excerpt)
5. Interlude (mp3 excerpt)
6. Les Trousduciel
7. Pretty Boy Floyd (mp3 excerpt)
8. They Didn't Know They Were Robots
9. The Sky Beneath My Feet





Listen to Tommy Babin at:
Myspace

Your Body Is Your Prison by Tommy Babin’s Benzene brings the listener on a ride between full tilt free improv, hypnotic space-out rock and subtle balladry, all connected and interweaved as the band takes the helm to improvise an uncharted path between a series of wildly varying themes. The whole album was recorded live in the studio as one piece, as one take, capturing the excitement of the moment as the musicians perform with a “never the same way twice” ethos , and is meant to be listened to as a complete work in a single sitting . Acclaimed baritone saxophonist Chad Makela, guitarist Chad MacQuarrie (Dark Blue World, Copilots), bassist Babin and drummer Skye Brooks (Fond of Tigers, Inhabitants) are captured performing this music in the truest sense of the word with a level of communication, abandon, and freedom of mind that are rare in studio recordings.

Your Body Is Your Prison is Vancouver-based bassist and composer Tommy Babin’s first album featuring solely his own compositions, although his work as a composer and arranger can be heard on albums by such diverse artists and ensembles as Dark Blue World, Sky Beneath My Feet, Jeszcze Raz, Jorane, and FACT.

As a bassist Tommy can be heard on scores of albums and has performed worldwide with a wide array of artists such as Gordon Grdina, Ramachandra Borcar, Jorane, Paul Plimley, Les Projectionnistes, Hamid Drake, Mats Gustaffson, The NOW Orchestra, Kudsi Egerner, Thomas Hellman and Joel Miller.

Press:

"The group name and title suggest art/music that's toxic and inflammable, and maybe we're too far gone not to indulge it. A MINUS" - The Village Voice

"...never once do these cats sacrifice their swing feeling or emotion on the altar of intellectualism." - The Sound Projector

"...Babin expanding on his reputation as a top-notch bass player to include gifted composer as well." - Left Hip Magazine

"Like the greatest abstract jazz, punk, and noise-rock, Your Body is Your Prison is built around electric instability." - Tokafi

"A crafty exercise in maddening juxtaposition, Your Body is Your Prison pits full-bore free-improv against stratospheric out-rock." - Exclaim!

"There's no shortage of energy of display, with some of the material exploding with free-flowing improv..." - Textura

"An uplifting record that got me interested from the start. I’ll be gladly getting back to this one." - Monsieur Delire (François Couture)

"Though Tommy Babin’s Benzene may not convert the faint-of-heart, the inventiveness of this triumph is to be admired." - The Georgia Straight

"...delves into sound and cuts it up with a razor blade, then reassembles the pieces into a rather haunting testament." - Vue Weekly


Album Review: Exclaim!
Album Review: Tokafi
Album Review: The Village Voice (Scroll Down!)
Album Review: Signal To Noise
Album Review: NOW Magazine

Album Review: Paris Transatlantic Magazine
Album Review: The Georgia Straight
Album Review: Left Hip
Album Review: Textura

Album Review: The Sound Projector

Album Review: Hour

Album Review: Master of a Small House
Album Review: Vue Weekly
Album Review: Montreal Mirror (Scroll Down!)
Album Review: Monsieur Délire (Scroll Down!)

Links:
myspace.com/tommybabin




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