Bendle originally performed music many years ago, playing what was at the time construed as "noise" and which later became known as "post-punk". Within a number of bands - The Door and the Window, The Casual Labourers, The Late Music Group and as a solo performer - he moved towards
an idiom of avante garde folk. He then played very little music in public for a long time, concentrating on training and working as a medical herbalist, and on his role as a home educating father. In the last few years he has gained a more public face - most recently playing with Michael Duane as half of "dustdevil & crow". He has begun to mangle his obsessions with natural history and spiritual presences in the landscape with his singing and laptop digital recording, producing what he calls the ghosts of songs and digital doowop.
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