From the 2004 release “Ariels”, the last track on the album features the voice of Katty Heath. Bent themselves were a two man operation who drafted in session musicians like BJ Cole to give depth to their songs but essentially raided their own record collections to take mischievous samples including several by Nana Mouskouri the Greek legend!
“Ariels” saw them venture into more live recordings incorporating lush mellotron and sonic soundscapes. I saw them headline The Big Chill festival on a warm Saturday night, and goggled at the way they could mix and match the live and the pre-recorded. I’m as big a fan of Bent as anyone in their genre; hope this shows why.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”