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The Flashbulb
TheFlashbulb
AKA Benn Jordan [birth name]
Acidwolf
CHR15TPUNCH3R
DJ ASCII
Dr. Lefty
Dysrhythmia
FlexE
Human Action Network
Lucid32
Q-bit
Sixty Six Ex
Born October 28, 1978
Georgia, United States
Formed 1999
Genres IDM
Breakcore
Downtempo
Ambient
Drill and Bass
Nu Jazz
Electronic
Atmospheric Drum and Bass
Modern Classical
Acid Techno
Websites Website300  Official Website
References Discogs300  Discogs
RYM300  RateYourMusic
Musicbrainz300  MusicBrainz
Lastfm300  Last.fm

Benn Jordan is an American musician operating under many pseudonyms. Since 1999, his most widely distributed and eclectic music has been released under the name of The Flashbulb. Benn Jordan's music has been well-praised in most of the FlashFlashRevolution community, having well over twenty songs from various albums being stepped and being put ingame.

In fact, his music has been so-well praised that a pack project is created to pay tribute to Benn's most well-recieved album in the FFR community - Kirlian Selections.

Musical styleEdit

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As The Flashbulb, Jordan typically releases electronic or cinematic styled music. His style differs strongly between albums, but they all have a cohesive bond tied around fast drum programming, jazz-influenced melodies, and a wide array of live instrumentation from various instruments Jordan has acquired. He also often records his melodies through MIDI-synced guitars. His guitar style and skill has gained attention because he typically plays it strung backwards, and makes heavy use of fast sweeping and tapping. More recent Flashbulb albums have featured violinist Greg Hirte, who is featured heavily on The Flashbulb's 2008 album, Soundtrack to a Vacant Life, as well. Soundtrack to a Vacant Life is, as Jordan stated in a 2008 interview, a step away from the breakcore genre. He also said that this step is likely to be a permanent trend in the direction of his music, a move that was supported by releases under his own name, such as Pale Blue Dot and Louisiana Mourning. However, 2012 album Hardscrabble, represents a return to the harder electronic music heard on releases like Kirlian Selections or Flexing Habitual. The record is named for an area within the Bridgeport neighborhood of Jordan's own Chicago. Alphabasic stated that the album would is an "unexpected return to [Jordan's] more challenging and hyper-creative endeavors."

Under other aliases, Benn Jordan's work varies quite a bit. His Acidwolf and Human Action Network aliases feature retro acid music that uses old drum machines such as the TR-808 and relies heavily on the melodies of the TB-303. Tracks made under the FlexE alias tend to be laid-back and classic acid. According to him, he showcases his more fundamental, classical, and personal pieces under his own name, Benn Jordan.

DiscographyEdit

  • Ephedrine EP (1999)
  • M³ (Daily Assortment of Sound) (2000)
  • Fly! (2001)
  • Drain Mode ON (2001)
  • These Open Fields (2002)
  • Girls Suck But You Don't (2003)
  • Resent and the April Sunshine Shed (2003)
  • Lawn Funeral EP (2004)
  • Red Extensions of Me (2004)
  • Programmable Love Songs, Volume 1 (2004) (as FlexE)
  • Binedump EP (2005)
  • Kirlian Selections (2005)
  • Réunion (2005)
  • Legacy: 1995-2005 (2005) (as Acidwolf)
  • Flexing Habitual (2006)
  • That Missing Week (2007)
  • Get Mad Now (2007) (as Dr. Lefty)
  • Welcome to Chicago (The Acid Anthology) (2007) (as Human Action Network)
  • Pale Blue Dot (2008) (as Benn Jordan)
  • Soundtrack to a Vacant Life (2008)
  • Louisiana Mourning (2009) (as Benn Jordan)
  • Arboreal (2010)
  • Old Trees (1999 - 2011) (2011)
  • Love As A Dark Hallway (2011)
  • Opus At The End of Everything (2012)
  • Hardscrabble (2012)
  • The Universe - Original Score (2012) (as Benn Jordan)
  • Cosmic Wonder (2013) (as Benn Jordan)
  • Nothing Is Real (2014)
  • Solar One (2014)

In-game songsEdit

As The FlashbulbEdit

As Dr. LeftyEdit

As FlexEEdit

EventsEdit

FFR Forum AwardsEdit

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