Interviews and Press:
Ko-e magazine (Japan) interviews Samm Bennett (March, 2012)
My Tokyo Life interviews Samm Bennett (video interview, 2010)
"... Bennett manages to fashion something truly new, truly his own, out of the American idiom, and more specifically out of the Southern Experience. ... Bennett's music incorporates shaky, hand-held footage from his dream life; archetypal images from the blues; the rhythmic singsong of Southern speech (white and black); and the backwoods hoodoo of the Mythic South..."
The Wire reviews Ellipsis, by Skist (2002)
"The duo's sense of restraint plus Ito's wonderful voice ensure that their digital methods serve the songs, rather than the reverse."
"At the core of this release are two innovative minds, focused and interested in the ignored potentials of combination, juxtaposition, narrative flow and controlled sonic experimentalism."
The Japan Times reviews Ellipsis, by Skist (2002)
"Beyond a certain point, however, can you still call it music?"
"... recorded superbly in concert at various Tokyo venues and edited together very craftily to form a continuously running suite, alternating relatively simple and at times downright foot-tapping grooves with more experimental sonorities."