Ben Makinen

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The Goliath Beetle & the Ladybug

by Ben Makinen

Released 2012
Bmakin Music
Released 2012
Bmakin Music
Eastern European Flavored Funky Electronica - Dance to Edgy Drum 'n' Bass & Chill with Hypnotic Space!
NOTES
I had a dream in which royal and ancient Butterfly told me the story of two lovers brave enough to challenge the rules of their society and the laws of their elders.
The Goliath Beetle fell madly in love with the beautiful Ladybug. Ladybug had known no truer lover. They shared their joy with their families and community only to be met with violent disapproval.
They fled in fear. Together they lived through many adventures …
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Tenderly

by Leslie Brown

Released 2012
Bmakin Music
Released 2012
Bmakin Music
Leslie Brown is a jewel among the great singers of all time. With an old soul and a modern vibe Leslie imbues these classics with a smooth, honest and compelling intensity.
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Producer Ben Makinen of Bmakin Music introduces the marvelously talented and beautiful Leslie Brown!

Leslie Brown - vocals
Ben Makinen - drums & percussion
Art Lande - piano
Mark Simon - bass


Special Guests:
Vlad Girshevich - piano & bass on Hotel California
Silver Ainomae - cello on Earth Song

ALBUM REVIEW:

- by Jon Solomon, Westword
Save for a rousing take on Duke Ellington's "Caravan," Leslie Brown's Tenderly is an unhurried affair — and that's as it …
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John Kite
2012
John Kite
John Kite
2012
John Kite

Lost Lullaby

by Ben Makinen

Released 2004
Bmakin Music
Released 2004
Bmakin Music
A Nomad's journey through distant lands. A shaman's dance to dreamsongs from the womb.
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CONTACT
Ben Makinen
Bmakin Music
E-mail: benmakinen@mac.com
www.benmakinen.com
 

Lost Lullaby, Debut CD From Drummer Ben Makinen, Is Now Available On The Bmakin Music Label

Lost Lullaby, the debut CD from drummer and percussionist Ben Makinen, captures the soothing, relatively drum-free soundscapes that swirl through his mind in the quiet spaces between gigs.

Lost Lullaby is about exploring the unknown with a calm spirit and encountering the unexpected with an open mind.


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Live

by Area 15

Released 2002
bmakin music
Released 2002
bmakin music
DIGITAL SALES ONLY:-) Reversed-engineered Jazz-Spontaneous electrical improvisation. The members of AREA 15, use their guitars, bass, and drums to explore an explosive combination of hyper-space Rock and improvisational Be-Bop. Mad scientists on a Jam
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AREA 15(TM), LIVE is the result of three talented sidemen who burned out on performing homogenized, cookie cutter, cliched music for uninspired band leaders.

AREA 15(TM), takes its influence from Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin  and will use any song as a vehicle for improvisation - employing reverse engineering and extreme dynamics...

While packing up their equipment one night after a lounge gig, they mutually agreed that they should get another gig together …
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Ben Makinen
2012-11-13
Ben Makinen
Leslie Brown & Ben Makinen
04/11/2012
Leslie Brown
Ben Makinen
Ben Makinen

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Original music ©2014 Bmakin Music written by Ben Makinen

Ben Makinen
11/13/2014
Ben Makinen
Ben Makinen
11/13/2014
Ben Makinen