• Podcast – Frankenopendiscussion Episode 5
    by Ben on February 12, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Episode 5 – One For The Bovine “A Podcast By Musicians For Musicians And Non-Musicians Alike” Neil Peart, Terry Jones, Mandalorian, vinyl sales, and the story behind the featured jam, “One For The Bovine”.

  • Season’s Greetings!
    by Ben on December 24, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Hi everyone! I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Lively Life Day and Sparkling Solstice. Thank you for your support during the year, and special thanks to my amazing Patreon subscribers. So here’s a quick list of what you might have missed from Camp Craven over the last few weeks: From the ProgAustralis

  • Binaural Surround Test
    by Ben on September 18, 2019 at 2:02 am

    I’ve been experimenting with binaural surround sound. We only have two ears, yet we can still determine if a sound is coming from behind us, above us, below us, and so on. What this means is we should be able to experience full surround sound using a normal pair of headphones and a standard stereo

  • New music & video (Frankenfido & ProgAustralis)
    by Ben on August 25, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Just a quick update to let you know I have new music out there! Recently released with Frankenfido is our new song “Watcher On The Wall”. It’s a melancholy acoustic track that builds up to a huge chorus and an inevitable guitar solo. (Can you believe it?) Available now from Bandcamp! And, from my recent ProgAustralis show

  • Live show, new music and … a question!
    by Ben on June 18, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Hi everyone. Long time no update! First up .. On Friday 5 July I’ll be playing a secret gig at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove (Brisbane) as part of a new duo called ProgAustralis. Tim Bennetts and I will perform the music of Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson and .. Ben Craven! Please head to our

  • FrankenFriday – “Bluesy Fillmore (Jam)”
    by Ben on November 10, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Presenting: “Bluesy Fillmore (Jam)” This is a 10-minute jam we recorded spontaneously, fully expecting to whittle it down later on. Turns out that was crazy talk. Without fear of overstatement, this is the holy grail for Frankenfidofetishists everywhere! So sit back, light up your favourite herb, and imagine the vinyl spinning. Ben – guitar Malcolm

  • FrankenFriday – “Blood On The Fretboard (Jam)”
    by Ben on September 1, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Presenting: “Blood On The Fretboard (Jam)” Geoff sliced open his finger over lunch. We bandaged him up and got on with playing anyway. This particular spontaneous jam ended abruptly unfortunately and we sent him to the blood bin. Malcolm – keys Ben – guitar Geoff – bass Dean – drums Recorded at The Forbidden Room

  • FrankenFriday – “Hymn For A Pool Cleaner 1 (Jam)”
    by Ben on July 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Welcome to the inaugural FrankenFriday! Occasionally I get together with these guys and we just play. Anything. For fun. The tapes are always rolling and bits of music fall out. I hope to bring you some random clips from these sessions over the following weeks. Presenting: “Hymn For A Pool Cleaner 1 (Jam)” Malcolm –