In a previous life I released a number of albums for Benbecula records under the pseudonym 'reverbaphon' from 2001 till 2007 Before leaving the UK to join my partner in New Zealand. Prior to my tenure with Benbecula I featured on the London label Adaadat.
"The first time I listened to Our Heart Beats With Joy, I had just smoked a bong around one in the morning. I wanted something with subtlety to ease my slight feeling of illness as I’d been to a house party up at Sun Peaks the night before and was still feeling the effects. The combination of the soothing tones of Our Heart Beats that creates an atmosphere approaching the power of Radiohead’s Kid A and my lack of sleep that morning quickly made me space out. I sat in that richly textured fog for several minutes, not exactly sleeping but not quite awake, until the smoke cleared and I found myself listening to the mastermind behind Reverbaphon, top Dundee boy Paul Smith enticing me to "just close [my] eyes… just fall asleep" over and over on the scattered soundscape prairie of "Asthetik Der Funktion." I freaked out and threw my stereo into the wall, cursing Harman and Kardon to Valhalla as I did it. I live in Canada, it’s mid-November, and all the insulation has fallen out of my bedroom wall. Oh well, now the temperature fits the ambiance created by this eclectic Scottish dream from the multi-instrumentalist Smith". Tiny Mix Tapes Dec 14 2006
albums released on benbecula records
Listed are the official reverbaphon album releases which are still commercially available today. I have subsequently left benbecula records and now hold copyright on all material therefore if you are interested in purchasing any of his albums please visit https://reverbaphon.bandcamp.com. where all payments will go directly to the artist.
2001 Alba Absurdia (Reverbaphon Track KUPKA)
2003 The Medium Through Which Sound Travels is no longer Present
2004 Our Heart Beats with Joy (the curved world outside)
2007 Here Comes Everyone
2007 Get this and this and this and this and here and
bandcamp release - Reverbasongs
The following two tracks are examples from the recent 'Reverbasongs'. A compilation of songs recorded in New Zealand.