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It’s good news for fans Bensley today, as he releases his long-awaited sophomore

A glimmering tribute to the Canadian region Muskoka (where Bensley spent much time as a child), the album calls upon reminiscent and bittersweet themes. Bold, unique and undeniably beautiful, Muskoka highlights Bensley’s fluidity as an artist, reaching far beyond the constraints drum and bass and touching down upon sonic landscapes almost dreamlike in form. From cinematic scene-setters like ‘Trillium’ and ‘In Darkness, Pt. 1′ to drum-fuelled melodies such as ‘Kilauea’ and ‘Arpeggio Deluxe’, Muskoka flexes Bensley’s diverse production arsenal. Dancefloor tracks like ‘One Last Chance (Remix)’ and ‘Do It Again’ are added to the mix, sitting comfortably alongside jazz-laced vocal cuts ‘Secrets’, ‘Under The Sunshine’ and ‘Hard Times’. All saxophone sections played by the man himself, course.

Bensley has come a long way since RAM scooped him up at the age 19. Muskoka is the work a well-rounded, multifaceted producer whose art knows no constraints. A souring journey audial wizardry, Muskoka highlights Bensley’s musical evolution and points towards an even more exciting future.

Listen to Muskoka below and grab your own copy HERE.

Words by Byron Muir
Music Editor