Ben Hogwood

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Ben has always had a thing for music, since early introductions to classical by his parents that led him to play cello at school. He also played in school orchestras, much to his embarrassment, and wowed the school assembly with a one-fingered rendition of Jean Michel Jarre's Rendezvous Houston on keyboard - an auspicious start! He pursued music to degree level at university in Guildford, achieving some late notoriety for bringing his own Prodigy-style rave fest to a classically educated audience. By then he had embraced dance music in all its mid-1990s glory, and it sat nicely alongside his classical and rock tendencies (with a weakness for the progressive). As a result, Ben's record collection is a happy mix of all sorts of styles. Born in Norwich, he grew up in Norfolk for eighteen years in the 'overspill' town of Thetford, where as Del Amitri might say, "nothing ever happens". Norwich is a different story though - he supports the football team (mostly from afar). Ben's spare time takes in much music and football, but he also enjoys art, movies, travel, TV, good food and beer. He now lives near Forest Hill in a cosy flat with a patient girlfriend and Futurama-inspired cats Leela and Fry, who somehow dodge his CD collection. One day he dreams of a place where he doesn't trip over CDs every day. (We don't believe him, but this is what he says. - ed) As well as writing for musicOMH, Ben reviews dance albums for other publications, writes artist biographies for the Virgin Encyclopedia of Pop and dons his classical hat for the occasional contribution to Metro. Ben is on Twitter: @Benjammin22
Ben Hogwood

Articles by Ben Hogwood

Mystery Jets – A Billion Heartbeats (Album Reviews)
Andrew Weatherall: A Tribute (Spotlights)
Air’s Nicolas Godin: “Louis XIV had very good taste” – Interview (Interviews)
Ben Watt – Storm Damage (Album Reviews)
Nicolas Godin – Concrete And Glass (Album Reviews)
Fred Deakin – Fred Deakin Presents The Lasters (Album Reviews)
Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (Album Reviews)
The Big Moon – Walking Like We Do (Album Reviews)
Jack Peñate – After You (Album Reviews)
The Chemical Brothers @ O2 Arena, London (Live Music Reviews)
Beck – Hyperspace (Album Reviews)
The Lightning Seeds @ Palladium, London (Live Music Reviews)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen: “There should be space to be inside the music, with thoughts and emotions” – Interview (Interviews)
William Doyle – Your Wilderness Revisited (Album Reviews)
Fader – In Shadow (Album Reviews)
Floating Points – Crush (Album Reviews)
Nils Frahm – All Encores (Album Reviews)
808 State’s Graham Massey: “When rave came along, I felt culturally and technologically equipped” – Interview (Interviews)
808 State – Transmission Suite (Album Reviews)
Portico Quartet – Memory Streams (Album Reviews)
Trentemøller – Obverse (Album Reviews)