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The Simian Syndrome


Grape Juice Plus / Barry Bennett

tribal psychosis w/ futuristic ritual & ambient sounds

The mighty Grape Juice Plus finally put those “bootleggy” recordings behind them with the release of their debut studio recording…THE SIMIAN SYNDROME!!!

Culled from sessions throughout 2016 at BaseStationBerwyn, THE SIMIAN SYNDROME is every Ape Rockonaught’s dream!!

This retro futuristic treat has been declared overdub free by the FDA andsuitable for primate consumption…

Black Galaxy Sparkle, Vol. 1


Grape Juice Plus / Barry Bennett

Uvulittle Records

This is the 2nd solo release by Barry Bennett.

Tribal/ambient/space/punk! Electro-organic timelines. Outer space haiku. Rock -n- roll howls. Sub woofer mattress pads. A mello-tronic caress. A psychedelic cab ride through Chennai.

Death to Death! and Other Tales of Uneasy Harmony


Grape Juice Plus / Barry Bennett

Uvulittle Records

For the last decade Barry Bennett's been best known as leader of the iconic group MiLkBabY, whose alien world music made them a fixture of Chicago's left of center music scene. He's also a frequent creator of soundscapes and scores for Theatre and dance. His music has been heard at The Goodman, 16th Street Theater, CBDC, Chicago Moving Company, Chicago Dramatists, and with his own improvisational performance group The Impending Behavior Orchestra. Through it all, Bennett's music has been... [more]

Grape Juice Plus / Barry Bennett

BARRY BENNETT BIO:
Barry is a jeff nominated maker of theatrical music and sound with over 40 world premieres, a multitude of albums under his own name and as a band leader -- with the seminal trance outfit, MiLkBabY and the retro future space prog group, Grape Juice plus.

Barry is a proud associate artist with 16th Street Theater, Winifred Haun & Dancers, and director of Impending Behavior Orchestra.

Other companies he has worked with since coming to Chicagoland... [more]

BottLe


MiLkBabY

Uvulittle Records

Prog-ambient-tribal-rock music.

The latest release from MiLkBabY slices and dices the world of progressive and groove-oriented electronica into slivers of Bjork-laden psychedelica a la key lime pie era Social Distortion.

"...the music of Chicago's Milkbaby is nearly impossible to quantify. The duo of Barry Bennett and Darren Shepherd engage in a bizarre blur of electronics, percussion, brass, keyboards and guitars to create an odd record filled with both ambience and... [more]

hUmaN


MiLkBabY

This set of organic tribal trance work-outs is sure to impress both the experimenters and the ravers, as MiLkBabY seems to have a foot firmly in both schools. Primal, lush, evocative, and hypnotic, hUmaN was recorded without any over-dubs and serves as a great representation of the brillance of this Chicago Trio.

Implied Muse-iks


MiLkBabY

History: Formed in early '97, MiLkBabY honed its sound scoring plays and dance theatre pieces. Bridging the gap between between man and machine, tribal and techno, dreamscape and earth; MiLkBabY's sound is hard to classify. Their use of fierce percussion, lush synth textures, primal-soaring vocals, and the chemistry of the trio's improvisation create a body/mind experience that is hard to describe but has thrilled audiences in the major Chicago venues. It becomes even more exciting when you... [more]

greeting from the north mission


MiLkBabY

Uvulittle Records

MiLkBabY returns to the studio with their new line-up to record an amazing new disc. Features Barry Bennett (acoustic and electronic percussion, vocal, keyboard, knobs-n-wires) and Darren Shepherd (electric guitar.) The songs range from quietly meditative to seriously funky and freaky. A must for improv lovers and for those looking for something a little of the beaten path. Full of great musicianship, driving beats and extreme creativity.

sTRangE JuKeBoX: Live at Mother Fool's


MiLkBabY

Uvulittle Records

Great live set by Chicago's masters of Organic Tribal Trance, MiLkBabY. Recorded June 22, 2001 at Mother Fool's in Madison, this disc shows MiLkBabY at their most extreme. Ranges from cool-breeze melodic trance to full-force beat-driven freakouts. Yes, this is MiLkBabY LIVE!!

MiLkBabY

MiLkBabY formed in late '97 and have released 5 CDs and scored several world premire dance and theatre pieces. MiLkBabY is famous for their trancendental live performances bringing the avant and immediate nature of improvisation to the tribal / electronic realm and have shared the stage with luminaries such as Kahil El Zabar, Fareed Haque, Paul Wertico, and The Frogs. MiLkBabY's music, though strange and unique, seems to be enjoyed and cherished by a wide range of fans whether they be young... [more]

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