Electronic Sound magazine interviews me about Benny's keyboards

News May 27, 2017

ABBA's keyboardist was something of a synth pioneer.

One of my ambitions in writing the revised and expanded edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions (abbathecompleterecordingsessions.com) was to take a closer look at some of the most frequently used synthesizers used by Benny on ABBA's recordings. After all, after Agnetha and Frida's voices, Benny's keyboard-playing is the strongest identifier of the group's sound. I had a lot of fun making heads and tails of all that, and was greatly helped in my endeavours by ABBA fan and vintage synthesizer enthusiast Stefan Bornhorst.

During one of my interviews with Benny I also asked him to help me determine which synths he used on this or that recording, so we ended up listening to quite a few ABBA recordings. Some sounds were hard to identify, and, since it was such a long time ago now, Benny doesn't always recall exactly which keyboards he used. But with the info I had, I was still able to put together a few Keyboard essays that I'm quite happy with.

These essays were enough to attract the interest of the UK's Electronic Sound magazine, which describes itself as "the best electronic music magazine in the world", who put together an ABBA feature and interview with me. Read the feature here.

To order a physical copy of issue #29, where the feature appears, click here.

ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions is available here: abbathecompleterecordingsessions.com

 

Electronic Sound magazine writes about Benny and his use of electronic keyboards in their latest issue.