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The latest from The Foundry


  • 13 October 2018 - Archai is officially released! Please visit the Foundry Bandcamp site for samples and further information. As stated before, this release is available as a digital download, a limited edition CD and postcard set, or a limited run CD. In addition to the full album, as part of your purchase you will have access to exclusive videos that Michael created for two of the Archai tracks. Go forth and listen!
  • 26 September 2018 - Michael's new album can now be pre-ordered via the Foundry Bandcamp site here! Archai can be pre-ordered as a digital download, a limited edition CD and postcard set, or a limited run CD. Prints of several of the postcards can also be purchased via the Archai page.
  • 15 August 2018 - A Thousand Glistening Snail Trails released! This download-only album features six mixes which evolved from Michael's DJing appearances between 2000 and 2004. The tracks, which are explorations of Michael's musical inspirations, re-contextualize material from various artists into new aural narratives, employing a form of layering somewhere between straight-up DJing and audio cut-up. Featuring work from artists as diverse as John Cage, Surgeon, The Residents, Ryoji Ikeda, and Duke Ellington with John Coltrane, these mixes are available as a free download for a limited time via the Foundry Bandcamp site.
  • 13 August 2018 - Video release for Night's Silver Egg! Ahead of the release of the album Archai, artist Michael Bentley today releases the video for the album track Night's Silver Egg. A kind of lunar meditation in sound and image, Night's Silver Egg can be found on Michael's Vimeo page.
  • 23 July 2018 - Bertram's Room video posted! The long lost video for Bertram's Room has been recovered and posted! Issued under his pseudonym eM, Michael created the audio piece Bertram's Room for the No Compression Festival compilation in 2001, and then presented this video at the festival venue in Syracuse NY immediately after his live performance. You can watch the video online here, and find out a bit more about the piece as well.
  • 10 June 2018 - Foundry Archival material upcoming! Foundry founder Michael Bentley has been spending some time combing through discs, hard drives, and file folders in search of several lost and lesser known projects. Expect news shortly about audio and video additions to these Foundry pages!
  • 8 March 2018 - Michael's new album Archai is entering the final stages of production, look for news on pre-ordering and other details shortly!
  • 22 February 2018 - The audio mastering for Michael Bentley's new album has been finished!
  • 1 January 2018 - Happy New Year, here's to a happy and healthy year for us all!