Benjamin Wynn aka Deru is an Emmy Award-winning composer, sound designer and producer. As Deru, Wynn has released three albums on Mush Records, Merck Records, and Neo Ouija respectively, as well as remixes and tracks for compilations on labels like Hometapes, Ghostly International, Mille Plateaux, and a ballet score for Wayne McGregor and the Paris Opera Ballet.
In 2014, Deru ushered in the next phase of his journey, as he partnered with Friends of Friends for 1979, his most extraordinary project to date. 1979 was a concept album and sculptural object, featuring nine songs by Deru accompanied by nine short films by video artist Anthony Ciannamea. The subject matter is nostalgic and emotive, focusing on common origins and shared human experiences.
Vinyl copies of the album sold out very quickly, which is why 1979 is finally getting the repress treatment after two years of being out of print. These new pressings include original inserts and download cards.