Nov 20 2022
The Sonic Symphonic Podcast: Episode 14
This is my interview with a true magician of the highest order. I speak of none other than the ADRIAN BENEGAS, the lone wolf, who fearlessly, and rather admirably, has taken the path out of obscurity and into the world of metal working with huge names; all the while conjuring up some EPIC and THEATRICAL music along the way. I really enjoyed our conversation; the guy is an inspiration to us all!
The Sonic Symphonic Podcast Episode 12 where 'Face To Face' recieves the month's 'Sonic Symphonic Gold Award': https://youtu.be/0jeATiNIdT4
A walkthrough of 'Diamonds In The Dark' EP: https://youtu.be/bR_DFQmZZSQ
Adrian Benegas YouTube: @Adrian Benegas Music
Tragul YouTube: @Adrian Benegas' TRAGUL
Enjoy the show - come back soon!
00:20 'The Revenant'
05:31 Interview begins...
05:45 Tragul and how it all began.
08:42 Music school and music theory
10:49 Bands, or rather, no bands.
11:38 How Adrian started working with some of the biggest names in the industry.
15:15 Discussing formats, singles vs. albums, Adrians approach to song writing.
18:51 The process of learning, the psychology behind the music, introspection, being an orphan of life, a lone wolf.
21:21 A segue into the meaning behind the podcast and this channel 21:52 Dropping music and the impact that has.
22:31 A segue into Jordan Peterson and how he kickstarted Ben's recovery out of cocaine and back into music, treating life as an adventure. 26:13 The meaning behind 'The Revenant' album; praise for Adrians awesome creations, how Adrians music resonates with Ben, and his compositional style.
28:28 Music is magic, freedom through composition, imagination, time-signatures, Lovecraft, and Adrians ambition.
31:42 The meaning behind 'Cadavria', self-insight, facing your shadow self, Buddhism, suffering, and the tricks our mind plays on us and staying in the positive present. authenticity.
35:35 Esotericism, being the thinker behind the thinker, 'The Power of Now'.
37:27 What's next for Adrian Benegas.... the story continues!
40:00 Rounding up, points to take away, Adrians closing remarks.
42:48 Ben's closing remarks.
Ben Sebastian: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3EyBt...
Ben Sebastian's 'Kalasin' series is a demonstrative outpouring of the extremes of epic symphonic and maniacally progressive metal musicality as in each instalment he unleashes his latest vivid instrumental, filmic, and mind-bending creations pushing each release to its absolute limitation. Each track is a journey in its own right, a navigation through seething sound-sphere seas whose tides seek to push, pull, unite, divide, ameliorate and obliterate the expectations of the listener. As if penned by a quill whose ink is dipped in the well of madness; Ben writes with fight, fervour and fever, yet is untiring in his desire to always be dynamically prolific in his dramatic proliferations. He is also curator of The Sonic Symphonic Podcast; an outlet for unsigned metal artists to get heard along with imaginative real-life story-telling and colourful interviews - all immersed in his philosophical mission to promote and engender musicians to invest in the furtherance of their own unique talents above all else as a mechanism for overcoming, and surpassing, the frailty of personal mental health and the general vicissitudes of life.
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