|Profile: Dean De Benedictis|
Dean De Benedictis makes an introspective brand of electronica full of literary and mystical references. His musical work is one of continued engagement. With clear phrasing, pacing and feeling his realizations are infused with both thought and spirit. De Benedictis records under his own name and as Surface 10, and founded an electronic community in Los Angeles called the Fateless Flows Collective.
In 1996 De Benedictis released a self-titled debut CD on Hypnotic Records under the alias Surface 10, gaining him wide recognition in the electronic ambient genre.
Subsequent releases with DiN, Space for Music and Spotted Peccary were his testament to the electronic music world and epitomized the mystery of existence through technology. The dense layers of texture frequently part to reveal astonishing knots of melody lurking beneath the surface. Each track slides between themes in dazzling attention to detail, and rewards repeated listening. But this music is more than mere techno-gimmickry. De Benedictis infuses his music with an emotional content that defies its cutting edge methodology by projecting a series of personal moments and experiences onto the sonic canvas.
Dean De Benedictis made his east-coast concert debut performing with Vic Hennegan at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia on Saturday 18 October 2008. The duo have also performed together live on STAR'S END Ambient Radio.