7 tracks by Ben Niven

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I dug out my old alto recorder several years back and got thinking if I could just learn to play a simple phrase or two on it, I could incorporate it into a song. It was a nice idea, but in practice I did better at digitally editing a take together…
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This was inspired by a trip to the college my wife attended for a homecoming/class reunion gathering. Comparing my mental picture beforehand, based on anecdotes of her college experience she'd told me, to the actual people and places, was kind…
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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…
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I recorded this Fall 2002, by myself, on a really old laptop with really old recording software. It's just me singing over two tracks of my acoustic guitar, in low C tuning. The two tracks were done in one pass, so it doesn't sound doubled...I…
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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…
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Recorded in 2001; me on guitars and vocals and Frank Reynolds, the drummer from my most recent band, on drums. Drums recorded in our barn's hayloft onto three tracks of a cassette four-track recorder (along with a scratch guitar track), then transferred…
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