Welsh musical polymath Benjamin Mason is set to release a unique charity album on the 28th July. The album consists of thirteen of Benjamin's songs covered by his friends/contemporaries.
"I Asked My Friends To Cover My Songs And This Is What They Came Up With" main aim is to raise funds for the Thorne Mason Trust, which is a Pembrokeshire based charity aiming to help brain tumour sufferers in the area. They have also donated large amounts to Brain Tumour Research and are currently funding a PHD student. For more information visit (www.thornemasontrust.co.uk
Over its thirteen tracks the album sees Ben's original compositions twisted into many exciting new forms including avant-electronica, lo-fi DIY garage pop, and ethereal pop.
Artists who have contributed to the album include: Pulco, Ryu, Undersound, Easy Buffalo, Todd Tuttle and Douglas Seidel, Yewdrops, Quiet Noise, Derren Heath, Jonski, Ian Thistlethwaite, Matthew Frederick and Jodie Marie.
The unique artwork for the album was created by Richard Blacklaw-Jones who uses found objects on Pembrokeshire beaches to make his pieces. (www.beachcombingart.co.uk