SpaceShip

by Benedict Roff-Marsh

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This album was released almost 10 years ago now (2017) and in starting a new record it hit me I wanted to make a sequel. That meant I had to dig this album out and listen to it as while I had it on cassette and MiniDisc it wasn't in my main music collection. In doing that I found a few tracks that had been edited or left off to make it fit on the cassette. Those are restored to the original running order.

The album felt like a turning point for me in making a coherent story for my concept album as well as making it more musical. I had even used a real brass sample on some of the tracks as a theme. Real samples tend to mean using proper notes, and I pretty well managed that, even if I didn't really know what I was doing.

10 years on I am still proud of what I made and apart from restoring running order, the only change is a new cover as I wasn't able to achieve my aims at the time and this is far closer (thanks NASA for the pic).

CONCEPT: the story is of people leaving Earth to start a life on a new world called Virgo 12. Virgo 12 had already appeared as a track "Works In Proto-Techno" and became the planet that appeared behind several of my themed records. This record covers the flight.

NEW RECORD: at the time of writing this there is a new SpaceShip record in the wings which is a part two.

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released August 6, 1997

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Benedict Roff-Marsh Brisbane, Australia

I bought my first keyboard in 1988 and set about learning how it worked as I had always loved music. I was working as a sound engineer in a studio and figured that knowing how to program the synths would be a good skill. I ended up making my own music as well as the sounds.

After around 25 years and around three times that many albums this is the music that I make. It is my style.
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