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Minute Taker


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    Running up That Hill (A Deal with God)
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    Hearts (We'll Never Know)
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    Nothing to Fear
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    Wait for Me
Minute Taker is the pseudonym of UK alternative singer-songwriter & producer Ben McGarvey.  Inspired by imaginative artists such as Kate Bush, Tori Amos, David Bowie & Björk, he uses layers of emotive vocals, haunting piano motifs, distorted electronic beats & deep, dark synths to create what NOTION describes as "beautiful electronic-orientated pop songs....
glitching & looping".
To date, he has released 2 critically acclaimed albums TOO BUSY FRAMING (2008) & LAST THINGS (2013) plus mini-album RECONSTRUCTION (2017) & a series of albums called SECRET SONGS featuring unreleased material available exclusively for fans as part of a subscription plan.  VOLUME 3, his first covers album, was released in December 2018, featuring very different interpretations of songs by artists such as Pet Shop Boys, Eurythmics, The Smiths & Madonna.
Minute Taker also remixes songs for other artists (YAZOO, ERASURE) & composes soundtracks for theatre (HOAX, 2014-15, TO LOVE SOMEBODY MELANCHOLY, 2015-17).
He is currently putting the finishing touches on his new album WOLF HOURS, which also forms the soundtrack to his latest audiovisual show, a surreal, nocturnal journey into the psyches of gay men at different points in time.  WOLF HOURS, the show, premiered at Waterside’s REFRACT:19 festival in Manchester in July 2019 (more UK dates coming soon).
HEARTS (WE'LL NEVER KNOW) the first single from WOLF HOURS is out now.


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