B IS FOR BENT (PT4)

Some more quirky downtempo from Bent.
Bent are Simon Mills and Nail Tolliday. Setting up their own label, Sport Recordings, the duo released three EPs (one as Johnny Flash And The Flames) before a highly-praised debut, “Programmed To Love”. They formed Bent in Nottingham in 1997 after becoming disillusioned with the state of dance music at the time.

 

After the success of debut album “Programmed To Love” (2000), I was expecting great things from the follow ups “The Everlasting Blink” (2002) and “Ariels” (2004). This time they’d operated more convetionally, with proper instruments, strings and vocalists. But in doing so, they seemed to have lost some of the fun and wit that had made them so interesting.

 

Bent – Comin’ Back

 

Bent – I Can’t Believe It’s Over
Bent – Exercise 5
Bent website

~ by acidted on July 26, 2008.

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