Founding Regurgitator bassist Ben Ely‘s third full-length solo album burns light through gloom in taking flight to The Golden Path.
Naturally expanding his past solitary engagements towards the full exhilaration a band with all the expansiveness that affords shines bright in this latest collection of Ben infused tunes. The creativity runs deep and free in this one.
“During 2020 not only did I, like the majority of musicians, lose a large percentage of my gigs but the tool shed in my garden was destroyed by white ants. The little buggers had a feast on the timber hiding behind the 20 feet high bamboo plant. I have a friend Millsey who is the set builder at La Boite theatre. He had lost all his work also and offered to help me build a structure, a little music studio in my garden to replace my destroyed one. He and his friend Jamie built me a magical little space. I then proceeded to write and record in there everyday as there wasn’t much else on… eventually offering up a new solo album. I went a bit crazy layering heaps of instruments intending never to play it live as well there were no gigs were happening. It was originally intended to be a dark solo venture, though working with dark subject matter was getting me down. I decided to cheer myself up with a brighter outlook… and walk the golden path instead.
Fast forward to 2021. I was offered a show with a full band. So I got my friend Millsy who built my studio, who happens to be also be a really great drummer to play drums.
And here we are with the final result. The Golden Path.”