Benét’s lavish 80’s synth textures and propulsive grooves (not to mention courageous comfort in his own skin, scalp and chest hair) won him a massive Australian fanbase before the invitation from Slovakia that rocketed him to new heights in Europe. His latest album, Mr. Experience adds new spices to his Italian disco/Giorgio Moroder stock, inspired by the neglected work of Robert Palmer, Bryan Ferry and Peter Gabriel in their mid-life glory years. Pastiche plus genuine quality musicianship equals good times for a long time.
The Don…is a kind of groovy sleazebag with a heart of gold.