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Sharp Enough (2007)

Songs recorded in a converted garage with a couple of old mics and a Game Cube for a stand. Robert Svetlik played guitar on "A Day is Coming/ Living Underwater" and David Sandlin played tambourine on "A Day is Coming/ Living Underwater" and "Can."

Paper Cities, Young Folk (2008)

Field recordings, folk songs, rock songs, noise collage, ambient, instrumental metalophone, electronics, drum machines, tambourines, organ drones, pop songs

For Sally Sitwell (2009)

A collection of pop songs, instrumentals, short snippets, and other audio things. It's split pretty evenly between solo multi-tracked songs and songs recorded "live" with one mic. Robert Svetlik plays acoustic guitar on "Crabs," "Spandex Heart," and its reprise. He also plays bass on the "Something" snippets and drums on "100 Umbrellas," "We Were (Two)," "Like Vultures," and it's instrumental coda, "Your Friends Fly Around." Tyler Humphrey sings on the songs where Robert plays acoustic guitar and Maxwell Layton plays bass on all songs Robert plays drums. Everything else is played by Benjamin Gleams.

is The Bower Boize in The Bower Boize or, "No Autographs, Please!" (2010)

Concept album as a R&B group called "The Bower Boize." The boys are 5'3" albino twins, one of whom, D, considers himself one of the best contemporary R&B singers. The other, J, is an aspiring rapper who D relegates to a hypeman position. When D takes a stab at a solo career things get heated. In addition to playing both brothers, I also voice their producer DJ Mr. Redwood who "produced" all the songs in GarageBand.

(versions) (2013)

sketches, demos, experiments, bleep bloops, cut ups, pitch downs, synth solos, sad times

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Barbara Harris

Rob Mills

Nick Flash

Pinchcrotch

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gleams

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in April in Florida. I live in Texas now.

BAND MEMBERS
benjamin gleams

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2013

GENRES
Pop,Folk,Alternative,Hip Hop/Rap,IDM/Experimental

OTHER BAND SITES
ourcenturyofugh.tumblr.com
gleams.bandcamp.com


Completed Albums

Sharp Enough(2007)

Songs recorded in a converted garage with a couple of old mics and a Game Cube for a stand. Robert Svetlik played guitar on "A Day is Coming/ Living Underwater" and David Sandlin played tambourine on "A Day is Coming/ Living Underwater" and "Can."


Lady of Sand   Download
A Day is Coming/ Living Underwater   Download
Can   Download
Virginia   Download
Maybe   Download
Great Palatka Fire   Download
I'd Be Your Mirror   Download
Down in the Valley   (preferred)   Download
Isobel   Download
New Age   Download

Paper Cities, Young Folk(2008)

Field recordings, folk songs, rock songs, noise collage, ambient, instrumental metalophone, electronics, drum machines, tambourines, organ drones, pop songs


Sunday, Early Evening   Download
Rose, Rose   (preferred)   Download
Aleece, So Long Ago   Download
Sea, Wind, Earth, Sky   Download
She Stoops To Conquer   Download
The Cassandra Sweepstakes   Download
Generative Music Exercise #1   Download
Away from the Sea   Download

For Sally Sitwell(2009)

A collection of pop songs, instrumentals, short snippets, and other audio things. It's split pretty evenly between solo multi-tracked songs and songs recorded "live" with one mic. Robert Svetlik plays acoustic guitar on "Crabs," "Spandex Heart," and its reprise. He also plays bass on the "Something" snippets and drums on "100 Umbrellas," "We Were (Two)," "Like Vultures," and it's instrumental coda, "Your Friends Fly Around." Tyler Humphrey sings on the songs where Robert plays acoustic guitar and Maxwell Layton plays bass on all songs Robert plays drums. Everything else is played by Benjamin Gleams.


I've Been Thinking About You   Download
100 Umbrellas   Download
Crabs   Download
Everyone We Know   Download
(Something)   Download
Spandex Heart   Download
Everything/Nothing Always Changes/Stays the Same   Download
Genre Films of the Damned   Download
Your Friends Fly Around   Download
We Were (Two)   Download
Alone & Dethroned   (preferred)   Download
Sweet Dreams for Life   Download
(Something, Again)   Download
I Will Be with Everything   Download
Like Vultures   Download
Spandex Heart (Reprise)   Download
Smog   Download
The Storm   Download
The End   Download

is The Bower Boize in The Bower Boize or, "No Autographs, Please!"(2010)

Concept album as a R&B group called "The Bower Boize." The boys are 5'3" albino twins, one of whom, D, considers himself one of the best contemporary R&B singers. The other, J, is an aspiring rapper who D relegates to a hypeman position. When D takes a stab at a solo career things get heated. In addition to playing both brothers, I also voice their producer DJ Mr. Redwood who "produced" all the songs in GarageBand.


The Spinning Wheel is a Spinning Wheel   Download
"We Startin' This Album off Real Nice, Y'all"   Download
You My Space Ho   Download
"Hey DJ Mr. Redwood, Let Me Peep a Beat"   Download

(versions)(2013)

sketches, demos, experiments, bleep bloops, cut ups, pitch downs, synth solos, sad times


cuts 2   Download
blips 2   Download
dub 3   Download
dub   Download
dub 2   Download
gurgs 2   Download
gurgs 1   (preferred)   Download
gurgs 3   Download
blips 1   Download
cuts 1   Download