Psychology or Ex.P. as they have become to be known as, is essentially
Ben Summers (with Stephen Philips appearing occationally along
with other assorted studio guests including Peter Bolander and Harold Raucous). Ex.P. was essentially THE
project that founded Dark Duck Records, a group of friends getting together to create some crazy garage-band psychedelic noise rock. This project began
as experimental psychedelic rock and electronic noodling (very much in the Tangerine Dream / Klaus Schulze vein) and
has evolved through techno and ambient and settled into the straight
aheah ambient spacemusic (more like Pete Namlook). Throughout the journey they have remained
true to electronica and most of all, experimentalism. The "Cosmic
Overture" series launched them into a new dimension, a focus
on multiple part albums focusing on one concept.
The first CD of *new* material from Ex.P.
in almost 2 years was released in June 1999, a 2 CD set titled "Alien Worlds" and
it takes us to some vast region of the cosmos and presents to
us a stunning new world.
Hot on the heals of Alien Worlds came "Jellyfish In Space." A
dark ambient journey through some very thematic terratory. Truely
a Ben Summers masterpiece.
An "Alien Worlds 3" has been in the works for a few
years but no official word on when this one will be available.
Ben Summers has also worked on a few collaborations with Stephen
Philips and they released a pair of CDs in 2000 titled "Beyond
The Glaze" and "Behind The Mirror."
Ben Summers has also had an active role in a few
of the CDs in The X-Series and has a new solo CD out on the Dissonance
Tracks Through My Mind (deleted) 8/89 (DDR 1)
Tread Through Time (deleted) 11/89 (DDR 2)
Feat of a Lifetime (maxi) (deleted) 12/89 (DDR 2 1/2)
Gloom (deleted) 2/91 (DDR 6)
Techno-Cality (deleted) 5/94 (DDR 22)
Dawn of the Space Age (deleted) 2/95 (DDR 28)
Planetary Revolution (deleted) 7/95 (DDR 31)
Space Zones (deleted) 9/95 (DDR 36)
Deep Space (deleted) 8/96 (DDR 33)
Cosmic Overture 1 (deleted) 9/96 (DDR 40)
Cosmic Overture 2 (deleted) 4/97 (DDR 42)
Cosmic Overture 3 (deleted) 12/97 (DDR 63)
Tracks & Gloom (re-issue) (deleted) 3/98 (DDR 66)
Early Experimental Tracks (deleted) 7/98 (DDR 70)
Alien Worlds 1 & 2 (2 CDs) 6/99 (DDR 89)
Jellyfish In Space 10/99 (DDR 96)
Beyond The Glaze 5/00 (DDR 104)
Behind The Mirror 11/00 (DDR 110)
Fatal Sophistocated (2 CDs) 10/07
Live on Stillstream (2 CDs) TBD 4/08
Fans of Experimental Psychology would also
2 Stephen Philips / Ben Summers collaborations,
very much in the same vein as the Ex.P. stuff.