Benjamin Fincher’s music is a tribute to the culture of science fiction and André Deed’s ‘L’uomo Meccanico’

Benjamin Fincher brings the classic science fiction movie to life through electro, pop, experimental, and ambient sounds
30 April 2023

It’s hard to label Benjamin Fincher‘s music in one genre, but it beautifully captures elements of orchestral pop, lo-fi folk, indie rock and 8bit electronic music.

Benjamin Fincher composed the music for the André Deed’s 1921 silent movie ‘L’uomo meccanico’.

This album was conceptualized for a single performance at Mamac (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice), later brought to the studio where it became an exciting, experimental dark-pop project.

Benjamin Fincher brings the classic science fiction movie to life through electro, pop, experimental, and ambient sounds – paying tribute to André Deed’s pioneering role in science fiction culture.

This classic Italian science fiction movie was first released in 1921, but then lost until it was rediscovered in Brazil in the early 70s. This is the only existing work from a trilogy created by André Deed, known to play Cretinetti in Italy.

The robot in the movie was inspired by Fortunato Depero and Ivo Pannaggi’s mechanical men designs, and it previews many of the popular themes found in 20th century science fiction and horror films.

Benjamin Fincher is an incredible multi-instrumentalist who makes and records incredible music in the comfort of his own home. He takes his time with each track and makes sure every note is perfectly designed in a beautiful song. Fincher wants to nurture and feed his own distinctiveness, which makes the audience feel like he’s the one in control of what type of atmosphere they should be experiencing.

Photo by Frederic de Faverney