Diaries of Love & War
Welcome to the realm of Benign. A world where international affairs and private affairs are blurred and indistinct. Where the fears of the world can touch you and where yours can touch the world. Where there is shadow and the enemies are unrecognised. ...And where there is hope. You recognise this world. It is your world. And this is how it goes... Benign is the studio project of musician Tim Goodacre who resides in London, UK. The music is the product of a fusion of styles, from the dark electronic pop-rock twistings of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode to the subtle musings of contemporary masters like Elbow and David Sylvian. Benign forges a new style that refuses to be categorised: drawn from many influences, from rock, pop, and world-music heritage, melded together for a fresh sound. 'Diaries of Love and War' is the debut album by Benign. It is a brooding affair, exploring the darker side of love in the unsettled age of terrorism and corporate decay. A journey through these times, the listener is transported through 11 tracks of passion, pain, and hope. The album was 3 years in the making and features guest performances by Peter Yttergren and Neil Bonfield.