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  1. What excellent music this is, Sebastian! “Dreaming of the South Seas” in particular is such a hauntingly beautiful piece.

    Mind if I tell a story? When I was 12 (or so) I was exposed to Vangelis’s Chung Kuo via a car commercial. At the time I had not a care in the world—just a happy child full of innocence and wonder. When I hear that music today I am overcome with a rush of emotion. It’s almost as if in my mind I’m transported back to that carefree time. In some ways I guess you could say I’ve spent the rest of my life looking for music that will have a similar impact. Your music does so. The images in my mind these songs evoke are sublime. Thank you so much for creating it and so generously sharing it with us.

    Randolph Carter, on May 8, 2015

  2. Worth the wait – simply beautiful Sebastien! Music you can close your eyes and just drift off to.

    Thank You!

    Joel, on March 6, 2015

  3. Beautiful as always… It’s as if you’ve pulled the purest essence of my soul and put it to music. Something about your music has a way of providing a common thread of life within all that hear and feel it. Thank you.

    Amy, on February 20, 2015

  4. Great news hearing about the release of “Goldfish” today.Your previous release “Synesthesia” is a masterpiece, and this one sounds just as good.

    Jørn Aasen, on February 20, 2015

  5. I wait for “Goldfish” so long… It’s AMAZING!!!

    Thank you so much for your inspiring music !)

    Alex, Russia ;)

    Alexander, on February 20, 2015

  6. Love so much of your music. Please make more!

    Joakim Arfvidsson, on February 2, 2015

  7. Génial ! J’ai tellement hâte d’écouter Goldfish, après 3 ans d’attente…

    Reynald, on January 25, 2015

  8. Come back please… where are you ?

    Terri, on January 23, 2015

  9. You rock. Absolutely rock. Whenever I need to focus deeply I just turn on any one of your albums and none of them ever ever let me down. Thank you so much :)

    Arvind, on January 14, 2015

  10. Your music has been a blessing in my life. Thank you for sharing your talent! Deep, inspiring, soulful, and fun to listen to.

    Kim, on November 2, 2014

  11. I get to your site every day to check if the new album is there!

    Рнзукцштв, on November 2, 2014

  12. I’m really enjoying the Synthesia album; I was first attracted to your work with the Serpents track off Zoo. Thank you for offering your albums here on your site! Great music to write and design to.

    J.P. Major, on October 21, 2014

  13. Thank You

    I immediately recognized your music (in Youtube, after watching somo clips about Fasttracker 2.0) Links in the description led me here. Memories. Two tracks “Clock” and “Crystal Echoes” Because of your music, I bought a Sound Blaster SB16 for my computer in the late 90′
    PC SCENE forever. GTX from Poland :D

    Siarkofrutopij, on October 16, 2014

  14. WOW…AMAZING!!!
    I managed to to get hold of Workbench – Zoo…I love this music…it elevates ones mind and soul…and “De La Terre à La Cime” is just wonderful. Thank you

    Sibusiso, on August 13, 2014

  15. Keep up the good work. You have made some of my favorite ambient / chilled music of all time and I hope many people have the opportunity to enjoy your compositions for years to come. Looking forward to any future releases! Nicely done website as well, by the way.

    Brian, on July 31, 2014

  16. Just donated $5. Your music is really great. Helps me relax and focus while I’m programming. Infinite Lives is my favourite!

    Giel Berkers, on July 30, 2014

  17. Great news about new album about to be released!
    I’ll buy it right away!

    Hyperwind, on March 19, 2014

  18. Taken aback by this spellbound artist. Splendiferous & Resplendent, my words are finite to describe this artist. All songs are like Diamond. Waiting desperately for New one.

    HrishikesH, on February 16, 2014

  19. Let the inspiration be with you!

    Hyperwind, on January 23, 2014

  20. Still hoping for the new release. seems long coming

    r, on November 17, 2013

  21. I have just made the discovery of your music Sebastien, and I’ve marked the day in my diary as a special one. It is aural honey, and it’s like Christmas has come early. Absolutely, indescribably beautiful. I am immersing myself in all your albums and will wait patiently for Goldfish. As a motion designer myself, I see you also have a huge talent for visuals as well – this website is gorgeous. I’d love to collaborate with you one day on a visual piece or two that does justice to your music. Stay well and wonderfully creative, Cheers, Gary.

    Gary Bird, on September 12, 2013

  22. צליל יפה, מהנה ומיוחד – תודה רבה

    Beautiful sound pleasurable and unique – Thank you

    Shalom, on September 6, 2013

  23. צליל יפה ומיוחד מהנה ומיוחד – תודה רבה

    Beautiful sound pleasurable and unique – Thank you

    Shalom, on September 6, 2013

  24. Beautiful music… have been listening to your music for years now and it’s always amazing – it’s the soundtrack to a lot of my life! Can’t wait for the new release.

    Nathan, on August 28, 2013

  25. All releases are very good. Synesthesia album is wonderful!!!

    Cerve, on June 15, 2013

  26. Nice blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!

    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    best, on May 16, 2013

  27. Can’t wait for Goldfish! On the other hand, I wouldn’t hurry you as I’d like your new album be as polished as it’s possible.
    Sincere thanks for your music!

    Hyperwind, on April 7, 2013

  28. I have been listening to this and similar genres of music for over thirty years , through the advances and evolution in styles and electronics. Some artists have been around for the duration , some have come and gone. I can only hope you continue sharing your art with the world for the rest of my days on earth. Definitely in my top ten of all time , fantastic productions that carry the spirit to beautiful places.

    Jon G, on March 4, 2013

  29. Discovered Workbench through an internet radio station. Now I can’t get enough. Beautiful, beautiful stuff. I think my favorite track so far is “Yellow”, off Synesthesia.

    Thank you.

    Christopher Fox, on February 18, 2013

  30. Hello from Qatar – I’ve been looking for music that affected as much as Enigma Chapter 1 did. I can safely say that your work has done that for me. Ambient and sharp without being too New Age. Good work Sir and I look forward to more.

    Rakesh Gupta, on February 3, 2013

  31. I was enslaved by “Zoo” for a long time. Fantastically pacifying beautiful album. Thanks for your magic music. “Halcyon” as well as was spoken by many is simply magnificent. We demand opportunity to buy albums on this site in FLAC !!!

    Nickel, on January 3, 2013

  32. Just discovered Workbench today thanks to DI.FM.
    Listened to a few tracks on YouTube and fell in love immediately.
    One more magical artist on my playlist next to Koan, Daniel Roeth, Carbon based Lifeforms, Easily Embarrassed, Port-Royal and so many more…
    Thank you for the music, the freedom and the dreams <3


    Kelvin, on December 18, 2012

  33. thanks for air cargo! it is amazing!

    Mair, on November 24, 2012

  34. Rus: Очень красивая музыка!!! давно искал подобную!!! Желаю творческих успехов, искренне за Вас надеюсь!!!

    Eng: Very beautiful music! was looking like! I wish you every success and sincerely hope for you!

    Mikhail, on November 23, 2012

  35. Merci, Sébastien! Les mots ne peuvent pas exprimer la reconnaissance que je sens pour ton talent. Merci d’avoir crée et partagé cette expérience sublime avec nous. Je n’arrête pas de rejouer Reflections (Satellite, 1998), envoûté par le rythme cardiaque et la pureté cristalline de la deuxième moitié., you’ve enriched my life by pouring Workbench Music into my ears.

    Robert, on November 21, 2012

  36. Thanks a lot for sharing your music!
    Nothing else to say!
    Just listening …

    Stay close!

    peter, on November 1, 2012

  37. R E S P L E N D E N T is the only word………….S U P E R B.

    Hris, on October 29, 2012

  38. Hi from Siberia!
    I like your music. It’s terrific, fantastic, sensational!
    Thank you and give to us moreeee!!!

    Romanian, on October 22, 2012

  39. Bonjour Sébastien,
    “Synesthesia” est absolument fantastique mais qu’en est-il
    de ton nouvel album?
    Je l’attend avec impatience. Merci et bonne continuation.

    Didier, on September 26, 2012

  40. Unbelievable release. I’m eager to get my hands on your tracks and start mixing them.

    dj polaski, on September 8, 2012

  41. Waiting impatiently for Goldfish!

    Hope to see the magic of Halcyon & City Lights shine on a new turn of the Workbench helix!

    Hyperwind, on July 17, 2012

  42. I’m freshly under impression of your latest release at Kahvi, Synesthesia. Man, it’s great. Soft, melodic, spacey. It reminds me legendary Rainbow Serpent’s music, but in many means it’s even better. Outstanding, simply outstanding…

    Krizz, on June 11, 2012

  43. Your music keeps me more optimistic in times of turmoil in Russia, thank you!
    Actually, it’s now obvious to me that my musical worls have also been influenced by Workbench :)

    Hyperwind, on May 24, 2012

  44. Your music is great. Thanks for all the good moods it gave me. “Paper frog” is my favorite track, I’m listening to it right now. Keep up the good work, I hope to see your new albums soon!

    Cold, on May 21, 2012

  45. Your Music is a bliss,, tunes submerged into pensiveness and melancholia still in the purest form of limpidity.. so psalmic just like an elixir.. we are so blessed.. positive vibes :) :)

    Eklabh Goyal, on April 29, 2012

  46. For longest time I’ve been looking for music that would put me into blissful state of trance. While my search is never ending, this is without a doubt the pinnacle of soulful creativity.

    Your compositions are so refreshingly simple and unpretentious, yet beneath there’s a roller coaster of emotions I can’t even begin to describe. Your music isn’t just music – every track is an amazing experience, a journey; one that I’m happy to return to again and again and again, and one that doesn’t loose any of it’s loveliness each time I travel it.

    A thousand times thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us. Please don’t stop, don’t ever stop. :)

    diamondedge, on April 1, 2012

  47. Beautiful, beautiful …. came to this quiet by accident on Youtube … found so many talented composers (you are a standout)… we really only get to hear the horrible commercial stuff here in Perth Western Australia ….

    Chris Owen, on March 27, 2012

  48. Magnificent music for hearing and soul.

    YUHA, on February 23, 2012

  49. Zoo is definitely the best album, over all

    Eduardo, on February 8, 2012

  50. Heard one version of Zoo on SomaFM. Completely hooked. Came here saw some free albums…thank you very much. found the others on itunes and bought them all. favorite songs out of them all is City of Lights but I like every album equally. Looking forward to your next. thank you thank you

    Alan Bussell, on January 18, 2012

  51. Thank you lots for your music, it made my days & weeks.
    I can frankly say you’re one of my favorite composers if not simply the favorite one :)

    Just an opinion – I pray to God that Goldfish will be less Synesthesia-like and more Detour-, Zoo-, Sattelite, Dream Of Silence etc – like)) Synesthesia is specific but I am craving more, more, more of your ‘trademark’ sound, especially Halcyon-like.

    Halcyon is easily enough to engrave your name on the moon, I think. It may seem bizarre, but Halcyon is the only track in my audioteque that I actually restrict myself from listening more often that 3 times a year – to preserve its mysctical magic from fading away even slightly :)

    Thank you again!

    Hyperwind, on January 15, 2012

  52. ಸೆಬಾಸ್ಟಿಯನ್, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸಂಗೀತ ಒಂದೇ ಶಬ್ದದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಬೇಕೆಂದರೆ, ಅದ್ಭುತ. ವರ್ಣಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದರೆ ಶಬ್ದಗಳೇ ಇಲ್ಲ. ನನಗೆ ಸಹ ಈ ಸಂಗೀತದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿದಿದ್ದು ಆಕಸ್ಮಿಕವಾಗಿ. ಅದು ಹೇಗೆ ಎಂದು ನನಗೂ ನೆನಪಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ಈ ಸಂಗೀತದ ವೆಬ್ ಸೈಟಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನನಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗಿದ್ದು ಸಹ ದೇವರ ದಯೆಯೆಂದು ನಾನು ಭಾವಿಸುವೆ.

    Dear Sebastian, I am a Kannada (an Indian Language) speaking music lover. I can say only one word ‘Wonderful’ about your music. Unfortunately I do not have words to elaborate my happiness. I too came to know about your music website accidentally in the year 2000. Since from that day I’ve been the worshiper of your music. I sincerely feel that your music site is gift for me by God! truly divine. (This is the translation of my above comment in my mother tongue. I feel that one can express his/her happiness better in mother tongue than any other languages)

    Raghunandana Sharma, on December 29, 2011

  53. Hello Sebastien¡¡

    Thanks very much for your work, it´s awesome the quality of your albums.

    Your music is “UNIQUE” ¡¡¡¡¡

    Greetings from Spain.

    Kristallo, on December 13, 2011

  54. Музыка моей мечты. Музыка моей гармонии.

    Alex Shlyakhov, on November 23, 2011

  55. Words are finite. Great Great Great Band i’ve ever heard. Waiting 4 new one. Please go for all albums.

    Hrishi, on November 22, 2011

  56. Один из лучших амбиент/нью-эйдж композиторов. Спасибо!
    Ждём новых альбомов.

    Sergey Srokk, on November 13, 2011

  57. I first heard from your music in 2009, and thanks to it I have dreamt of new music horizons from that day. ‘Zoo (dusk)’ and ‘De la Terre a la Cime I & II’ were my favourites, and always I listen to your music I encounter new notes, more enjoyment, I feel alive. This is REALLY very great music!!

    Thanks for share your musical dreams with us!

    Javi Rodriguez Calvete, on November 10, 2011

  58. Уникальная музыка для души ! Браво!
    Желаю больших творческих успехов!
    Workbench – это моя музыка!

    Aleksey Dirkach, on November 8, 2011

  59. świetna muzyka .

    kostek, on November 7, 2011

  60. Thank you for having you in my life!!!
    I wish you great success.
    Please do not ever stop making this music…

    zwirl, on November 5, 2011

  61. Hello Sebastien,

    Your music is fantastic.
    You would deserve really a wider audience !
    For me your last opus synesthesia is the album of the maturity : it is excellent from the first notes of indigo to the last ones of Green.
    Continue to enchant our ears !
    Best wishes from France,

    ALAIN LAMRI, on November 4, 2011

  62. Thank you for so many years, so many songs that are like a present for me. Your music has come along with me on some of the most important events in my life.
    Thank you again.

    Carlos, on November 4, 2011

  63. Synesthesia is now embedded in my body & soul. I feel every beat & emotion which sends tingles up and down my spine. The most beautiful experience that music has ever given me. Thankyou.

    Bibio, on November 1, 2011

  64. R E S P L E N D E N T go 4 it guys. P E E R L E S S

    Hris, on October 31, 2011

  65. Absolutely stunning. Thank you Mr Marchal for turning the light on, in my heart. When all around me is dark, your music is a beacon of hope.

    Bibio, on October 25, 2011

  66. You’ve just converted a new member to your congregation!

    Mark from South Africa

    Mark, on October 14, 2011

  67. You are blessed ………………………beautiful music, Thank you.

    Terri, on October 13, 2011

  68. 1 Word only that is S U P E R B

    RaveN, on October 13, 2011

  69. Just completed my first listen of Synesthesia and I’m profoundly impressed. I’ve been listening to your music for many years, having discovered your pieces on the Kahvi netlabel and I think this is a new high point.

    Toby Haynes, on October 12, 2011

  70. absolutely fantastic

    Matt, on September 26, 2011

  71. Wonderful music

    Nikita Sychevsky, on September 21, 2011

  72. Just in 1 word = S U P E R B BAND

    vip, on September 19, 2011

  73. Your music has touched my soul. Unpredictable, yet harmonious tones are forming a fairytale of the music-universe.

    Your wisdom shines through, just by the sound of how your music is composed.

    I hope you will keep making art within your genre, and inspire others who will want to follow.

    Alex Volkov, on July 15, 2011

  74. Being an amateur ambient musician myself, I cannot help but envy your talent unlike any other, not by mere magnitude but by the marvelous emotional impact it has on the innermost feelings one may experience.

    Seemingly simple, your music is actually profound indeed and, among your works, Halcyon is unconditionally the most complex and versatile one.

    Long live, Sébastien! Soit jeune éternellement!

    Hyperwind, on June 23, 2011

  75. I cannot begin to explain how powerful your music is. Absoutely captivating! I listen to it all the time. I love to play for my friends and family and when they hear it, they’re like…WHOA, this is good stuff! ‘GOLDFISH’ is my favorite track, but also love ‘PAPER FROG’ and ‘PAULA’. Can’t wait to hear the new stuff and if it sounds anything like the style of ‘GOLDFISH’, then we are ALL in for a REAL treat!! :)

    C.E. Brown, on April 12, 2011

  76. I have been listening to your music for years – CDs, iPod, PC, the car, wherever possible. Your music is simply captivating, mesmerizing, trance inducing, relaxing, etc. It is always wonderful to hear. Thank you.

    Jack English, on April 7, 2011

  77. Great music man, but when are u gonna realese something new. have waited long time now!!!

    Mika, on March 7, 2011

  78. This music is absolutely fantastic. Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to hear what comes out next.

    D.Biser, on February 19, 2011

  79. Wow Wow WoW! After discovery your album Zoo via Kahvi, I just could not stop listening to every tune, you are simply world class, your music is amazing! I am stunned to find such purity in an album, usually its hard to find such consistent quality. Thanks man

    Bruce Haydn, on February 18, 2011

  80. The most beautiful and inspiring album I heard this year was Zoo. I’d like you to know how thankful I am for this work!

    M.V.H., on February 13, 2011

  81. Your music has been an important part of my life for several years now. I am very much looking forward to your next album!

    J.D. Hollis, on February 13, 2011

  82. Heard you first time at

    it was Infinite Lives, of course :-)

    have no words, bro, thank you

    Vjacheslav - Russia - Moscow, on February 10, 2011

  83. I heard your music streaming in my bedroom one night. The next night I owned your CD’s. Then I learnt you were an Amiga guy, and it all made sense !

    Infinite Lives, the track, has influenced my life recently – it has taken on something more than just music. So thanks.

    But I have to know, why on Earth are the congo/drums/beat featured in Infinite Lives slightly out of step with the rest of the sound? Damn, it breaks my heart everytime I hear it …


    clinton - sydney - australia, on January 4, 2011

  84. I love that music! It’s beatifult ambient!!!

    Sébastien you are TALENT! Thank you for your excelent works! We are love you and your great music. Thanks for the time you spend into studio. Thanks for job. Your music is beatiful and people needs it.

    Ukraine with you, man!

    Julia (Ukraine, Kiev), on January 3, 2011

  85. threr are only a few tracks that have actaully changed my life and de la terre à la cime (I&II) is one of them. Words can not express my gratitude for such an amazing peice of work, it is truely up there with the masters and will live on in eternity as a homage to humanity

    Jinxed, on November 5, 2010

  86. Every cut is very good great work
    Keep it coming

    Al, on August 26, 2010

  87. Excellent music. Excellent. Many unforgettable impressions. Big thank you.

    PXLHZD, on May 19, 2010

  88. There aren’t many artists who can consistently craft beautiful chillout music, track after track: Cell, Aes Dana, Puff Dragon, maybe a handful of others. After hearing Cli, Bootstrap, and a dozen or so other incredible tunes from Workbench, I’d put his work among the very best without hesitation. Keep it coming!

    Aaron Mavrinac, on April 21, 2010

  89. 1. beautiful music, brother – thank you.

    2. lots of people have stumbled across your music bundled with other selections in p2p settings. carbon based lifeforms have a nice little donation button on their home page with the statement “If you downloaded our music on p2p or otherwise and still want to pay us, feel free to donate.” seems like a good idea.



    d9, on March 4, 2010

  90. I’m a regular listener at Chillout, and I must say, while it is a good station, there is only a handful of artists that truly stand out, and make you dig up the player window to see who’s the artist.
    For example Cell, S.Zeilenga, Xerxes, Marco Torrance, Aes Dana, AmBeam, and YOU.
    I’ve heard some of the songs from Infinite Lives there and was so enchanted by their beautiful, melancholic, happy, romantic vibes, that I just had to go by the album from ITunes.
    I like all titles on the album, but Infinite Lives is my favorite – I think it’s a masterpiece!
    Thank you very much for what you do, and please keep doing it.
    Best regards, Jewe

    jewe, on February 8, 2010

  91. The best ambient/chillout music.
    Real CDs would be great, altough digital downloads in FLAC format would suffice in most cases, I guess… so that the quality does not suffer when people pay for the music…

    Mek, on December 24, 2009

  92. still wainting for real CDs, those mad of Polycarbonate.

    #k., on November 18, 2009

  93. Beautiful mellow and so confident in production. Thank you so much – music one can relax into with the knowldge that it is there to support you. Great for journeying.

    Solitarybird, on October 7, 2009

  94. You write the most beautiful music because it is who you are.

    I too feel the ephemeralness – I have paused and saved many moments…

    S, on September 8, 2009

  95. I just have no words to describe the experience that I have when listening to your music !
    It awakes the most beautiful and the most profound emotion inside my soul…
    thank ya !!!

    space monkey, on August 2, 2009

  96. I wish I had better command of the English language so I could properly express how much I love your music. The sounds you produce explore so many emotions it’s almost unreal for me to be able to hear exactly what I’m feeling. I actually get goosebumps sometimes while listening. I just heard your new album on and just had to buy it. You really take electronic music to new levels and the result is perfection.

    Thank you for your beautiful music, and best wishes.

    nafetS, on July 22, 2009

  97. Your music inspired me very often and made me visualize things that I before felt incapable of feeling.. In times of lonelyness, depression or just when I felt like calming down, you gave my imagination its wings back to fly away and find again the long lost will to live. Your music is just beautiful. Thank you.

    Starseeker, on July 22, 2009

  98. Please continue to produce your outstanding music. Yours is a unique, unparalleled style, capable of sentiment and genuine emotion. Soft composition wise, yet resonating with such depth. As soon as i first listened to you Infinite Lives EP i knew i was a fan. Top quality soundscapes.

    Advnt, on June 28, 2009

  99. Your music is fantastic. Me and my family listen to it all the time, especially on those quiet evenings. I’ll be giving one or more of your albums to my dad for his birthday coming up.

    Arfink, on May 27, 2009

  100. Addictive and euphoric.. the two words that come to mind when listening to Zoo. It wrote the soundtrack of my life for about 6 months following its inclusion on P9 Ambient Podcast! Keep it up!

    B from Ottawa

    B, on March 19, 2009

  101. fantastic stuff as always. all the best for 2009.


    xerxes, on March 3, 2009

  102. Hey :)

    Great to hear that your album also is available over itunes musicstore.. will buy it for sure, because the little ep you releaed on kahvi rocks :)

    Great Music, hope you plan to release your next projects also again on itunes store :)



    SaphirJD, on February 26, 2009

  103. Another amazing cd. You have been blessed with the gift of making music.

    BD, on January 16, 2009

  104. I love electronic music and Workbench is surely in my top10. Lounge, Sunflower, De la terre ŕ la cime, … new album Infinite lives… oh my god they are great:-) Listening to them almost everyday and never have enough. Thank you for your music, which is doing this world a better place.

    Jeff.LeRoy, on January 6, 2009

  105. I listened to Halcyon on a chill set and after a search on the net… downloaded Zoo album and other tracks… woooowwww, I ended speechless ! Incrdible sounds, incredible imagination!!! This is what I call chill&ambient ! Keep that way !

    Lentzi, on December 28, 2008

  106. Hi… just wanted to say thank you for your EP release on Kahvi. Fantastic work as usual. Why are you retiring the Workbench alias?

    Thanks again! =)

    Johnanymous, on December 5, 2008

  107. Don’t know the other albums, but I feel Zoo tracks as truly inspired.
    Brings my awareness to a more silent, peaceful state of being. Thank you.

    Max, on November 21, 2008

  108. Halcyon is the most beautiful song I have ever heard.

    Brady Cash, on November 15, 2008

  109. hi… i remember your music… when it was in “xm”-files… i loved it… too much… “level d” was amazing group, i always dreamt to be a member of it… ‘coz i was trying to compose myself… i remember nogsf, orion, distance, nexus, xerxes… it was a good times… i’m glad that you now a excellent musician… and now i need to buy your music not downloading it freely… :) thank you…

    alexei bourikin (brick), on November 14, 2008

  110. i’ve downloaded your free albums from your web site and love them very much. i want to buy the “detour” album but i don’t have apaypal account and don’t want to get it from itunes. i wish there was another way to download your album with international credit card. i really want o get this album and i don’t know how.

    tom, on October 20, 2008

  111. I LOVE YOU! Your music is simply transcendent, beautiful, sensuous, peaceful, meditative! It makes me want to pirouette on the moon and lie on my back on a cloudy day and watch the clouds gather for rain. Your music brings out so much in me: the poet, the lover and the muse. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will support your music by purchasing your albums past present and future!

    Frangelica Zen, on October 15, 2008

  112. I happened to need something which would help me concentrate on my work and got three of your albums froma colleague. Its some of the most beautiful and calming music I have listened to in all of my life. When ever I need to calm down and focus there is nothing that helps me more than Workbench.Thank You and keep up the great work.

    Arvind, on October 8, 2008

  113. Simply beautiful music.

    I can do my work to your melodies without feeling any interruption in my train of thought… That’s amazing.

    Don, on September 23, 2008

  114. I stumbled on to your music on itunes, about a year ago.

    I must say I’m really impressed by the melodic landscapes you create. What’s even more impressive is that unlike a lot of Logic and Reason users you don’t use any multisampled pianos and strings. It seems you use exclusively use synths.

    I’m a musician as well, and I can learn so much from you. Thank you for this music. :)

    sourberry, on September 8, 2008

  115. I was browsing the internet one day for my usual picking of audio delights when I came across Paper Frogs. I was moved. This may sound cheesy but I truly was. If my soul could cry out into the void this song would be its echo.

    If you should ever ask yourself if you ever touched another human being. If you ever left a mark on their lives and changed them, if only in the smallest way. You have…

    Twisted, on August 22, 2008

  116. I became aware of ‘workbench’, due to a friend. Ever since then have loved workbench due to the fact that it isn’t overpowering nor too slow…great for when writing essays or doing other work.

    Adam, on August 10, 2008

  117. I first heard a couple of tracks on Shoutcast radio. I was instantly hooked and downloaded Detour.
    This was soon followed by Infinite Lives, Antistatic & Dream of Silence.
    (My comments appear as KL754 on iTunes).

    Your music stands head & shoulders above most things I’ve heard, bearing in mind I have some 75 Tangerine Dream albums.

    I also dabble in sequencing though I only use Fruityloops so I can to some degree appreciate the work involved.

    Thank you for giving me hours of musically pleasure.

    KL754, on August 2, 2008

  118. I’ve been a fan of your work since I heard Halcyon on S. Zeilinga’s chillout mix Ever Since the Day We Met . . .

    However, I have never been a fan of the iTunes store as the quality is fairly low. Is there a chance you’ll make your albums available for purchase on a site like audiojelly? What is the kbp/s rate of the tracks on this site?

    My compliments again on the music. It’s wonderful.

    TG, on July 27, 2008

  119. Hello… I was just listening to Zoo and it give me the desire to know if you’ve made some new album.
    I grab your link’s homepage from Kahvi and finally discover that a new album is out in 2008 with some explicit Amiga’s title :)
    I still have your .XM music but i’ve not listen to them since a long time… Level-D was a nice netlabel (rhhha nostalgic ;)

    I hope you could release your music also in .ogg or why not even in lossless format

    Best regards from France…
    …only amiga makes it possible hehe…

    Frog, on May 23, 2008

  120. ce dernier album est épique, mais le dernier morceau est légendaire !
    On dirait un feu d’artifice pour riche:
    c’est génial, on en a plein les yeux.. c’est vraiment tout bon.. puis on se dit “ha fini… ben la vache c’était vraiment bien”

    Et puis à ce moment la BOUM ça redémarre et c’est encore plus affolant que la première partie et ça continue.. et ça reste terrible !

    j’aime vraiment beaucoup ce nouvel album. Mmais le dernier morceau… rhaaa !

    François, on April 26, 2008

  121. Infinite Lives is my favourite Workbench album…
    I don’t know if I have been influenced by the song titles but some sounds remind me old Amiga soundtracks…
    Thank you Workbench for all the good music you have done and I wish you the best for your new projects!

    Breakthru, on April 23, 2008


    Cha, on April 22, 2008

  123. Really love your track Halcyon… very deep and peaceful. Very in tune with my heart. Thanks, Forrest

    Forrest, on April 10, 2008

  124. Great music, I had never heard of workbench-music before , today I was listning to and some crocodile tear touched my heardrum…. Now I’m very happy that I’ve found you guys.
    Thankx, From Mozambique

    Francus_Caetus, on April 6, 2008

  125. Amazing music !, listening to Three of ten on right now…great track ! but Halcyon is a favorite of mine. Keep up the good work !

    Dhamika, on April 5, 2008

  126. Hello Sébastien,
    Great music compositions and specially awesome sounds. I just listend to your infinity and enjoyed every bit of it.

    moji, on March 15, 2008

  127. Thank you very much for the beautiful music, I happen to enjoy it a lot. It’s been a long time since I have had a great opportunity to listen to such a unique sound.

    Thanks again,
    Keep up the good work!

    John, on March 15, 2008

  128. Love your music. Thanks for your wonderful work.

    Marc, on February 22, 2008

  129. You make awesome music!!! Keep doing music!!! I love it! :D

    Greetings from Finland

    Pia, on February 10, 2008

  130. When I hear your music it makes me stop and think about life – and there are very few artists that can do that. Keep on making music, you inspire quite a few people.

    greetings from germany,

    Alex93053, on December 10, 2007

  131. Hey,

    I really love the demo tracks from Vi! The chords in Track 1 reminds me of the work Jon Hallur did on the EVE-Online soundtrack, which was absolutely astounding. The electronic ambience in Track 2 is also immensely beautiful! It takes me back to the 8bit scene days, and I really hope that you pursue this style in more tracks on Vi!

    Thanks for all your great music!

    Mikkel, on November 15, 2007

  132. I am delighted to find your music today at CBC Radio 3. Your website is beautiful, and it fits this music.

    I have linked to your website and to your R3 playlist from my MySpace where I have a list of excellent online music sources. I also display my photographic art there.

    I’ve added two of your songs to my playlist at CBC R3, prominently placed.

    All my best to you.

    Eric Porcher

    Eric Porcher, on October 16, 2007

  133. Hey,

    Just bought everything you have on offer. Your music is the most consistently wonderful listening experience out of every artist I hear on the chillout channel on, well done. Why have you not hit the mainstream yet?

    In any case, really nice stuff, thanks :)


    Nathan Ridley, on October 5, 2007

  134. Hi Workbench, your latest addition to the “Zoo” album is absolutely brilliant.

    I really hope you keep producing such excellent pieces for many years to come!

    Best regards, Cyrex / FMC

    cyrex, on September 15, 2007

  135. Hey Workbench

    I recorded a couple of your pieces from (Halcyon) to name one and it was the truest emboiment of the type of music that I love. I had no idea that “there was more where that came from”. It always takes me to where I want to be especially after long stressful days and I hope I speak for all the true ambient music fans out there when I say thank you to God for blessing you with such a creative talent and thank YOU for putting it to use. Please keep on writing and composing. You’ll always have a listening ear.

    P.S. Crocodile Tears is simply beutiful.

    From the lovely Caribbean Islands mon LOL

    Kareem, on September 2, 2007

  136. Hi Dear

    How are you , I hope that you are well and fine
    And all things right , and enjoying a good life
    What get out from your soul matches what my soul really needs
    Your music beats , your tones of spirits , your neverending voices
    And all the things that you have giving my soul
    It is my first time to feel that your music is telling the others what
    My heart want to say . .
    I feel that your music is spreading the secrets of my heart to all
    The people around me . .
    But the only thing I can’t understand ,
    How could you know what my heart beats want to say . .
    Your rhythm is my story , your beats are the rhythm of my life
    And your piano is how I feel . .
    And the most amazing thing is that all the others I know
    Hearing your music feel the same as I feel .
    How could you do so ?
    I feel you are so ambiguous , so the only thing I wish from you
    Is to see your picture , and not the only one picture ,
    Please send me your pictures as you can , and any information
    About your age , your nationality , your hopes , your dreams
    Your lover , and anything
    Many thanks

    Ahmed Abduallah – lamsa

    Ahmed, on August 25, 2007

  137. Hi Workbench. I’m listening to your tracks for the first time as I write, having found them at – beautiful music! I have added you to the artist connections at Pixies Palace group at and to the artist radio. Thanks for the music and cheers from Brisbane Australia :D

    Pixieguts, on August 8, 2007

  138. i listened your albums and they are very nice.

    Are you composing a new album? i listened you long ago……( i think remember that you used to K6/2 with a tracker ?


    PS: sorry for my english, it’s very poor.

    Kristallo, on August 6, 2007

  139. Amazing …
    De La Terre a La Crime… beautiful.
    Big thanks for your music.

    Kirill, on April 14, 2007

  140. It’s been a while since I bought Detour, and whenever I listen to it, Roundabout sparks something in my mind that I can’t quite put my finger on. It reminds me a lot of Robert Miles circa 2000. Such an excellent track on an equally excellent CD.

    You need to release another CD commercially, ’cause I feel like I’m ripping you off by having paid so little for such great music.

    Mikkel, on February 23, 2007

  141. I’ve downloaded, played, replayed again and again the album Zoo. I produce downtempo as a hobby, and I am humbled to hear such amazing music on Zoo.

    Chilling, beautiful music. Perfect for the late night, this album is magical, in large part, because it “stays with you” after listening to it….haunting in the best way possible.

    Thank you for making your work available

    Jake, on January 29, 2007

  142. It’s been a long time and I suppose you’ve already forgotten about me. I’ve recently visited your page again and found that you’ve updated with Zoo – to which I’m listening right now. I’m absolutely stunned by it, I have to say. It’s even more beautiful that I had expected. Thank you for giving such beauty to us for free.

    sythiar, on January 12, 2007

  143. Just listened to Zoo (dusk) on, and about to download the album. If it’s as good as that one track, ….

    Theofrastus, on January 1, 2007

  144. Brilliant music, well done! So nice that something so good happens to be free.

    Ben, on December 24, 2006

  145. I have been looking for this kind of music for years and finally i found it. Thank you, you have done very good job.

    Villu, on December 8, 2006

  146. Bonjour Sébastien, il y a longtemps que j’entends parler de tes compositions, et finalement je peux les découvrir. Ce que tu fais est vraiment magnifique, continue pour notre plus grand plaisir ! – Roseanne

    Roseanne, on November 24, 2006

  147. I found your site looking for good layout design, and being a musician I checked out some samples, then downloaded zoo ;). Very nice work. I like the atmospheric elements and the mood it sets. I personnaly would change the selection of a few instruments, but overall I think it’s great. Some just came off very bright and trance-like, yet in a softer style song. I plan on listening more though. Good work, good find :)

    Sean, on November 23, 2006

  148. Zoo is really beutiful and well made to my ears. Thankyou!

    Cameron, on November 18, 2006

  149. THANK YOU for ZOO
    As with ALL of your compositions, it is TOP SHELF. EPILOGUE I is my favorite.

    dean, on October 4, 2006

  150. Simply amazing music! I’m glad to hear you’re keeping the Level-D spirit alive :)
    I hope you’ll be able to keep up this fantastic work.

    My respects,


    Cyrex / Fusion Music Crew, on September 16, 2006

  151. Hello, listening to your B-sides. I reaaly lika what i hear, you are very good, atmospheric music, really original. My favo is “Metro” but i liked the other ones also (The opening, bunny tell) . keep up the good work.

    exlex, on July 17, 2006

  152. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!!

    me, on May 29, 2006

  153. hi! I’ve just made little investigation after hearing your track on, i’d like to start with greetings to you and work you’ve don’e so far. For now my ambitions exceed my talent but I’ll do my best to make music like you do. Can you tel me how to start, I do not want to go on public with my staf so i can use any software i’ll “find” on internet. Please tell me which software is good to know, wchih you are using?? Maby with this andmy little talent i’ll be able to make some nice chll music, I’ll send you if you want of course! greetings to you.

    maystr, on February 1, 2006

  154. Charmante et délicate; magnifique mais humble… comment est-ce possible de ne pas s’accrocher a une telle mélodie? J’adore. – d’un fan de Montréal, Québec. Canada

    Guillaume D., on January 13, 2006

  155. great music to relax and study to.. it actually inspires me to do work. can’t wait for the next one.

    wovie, on December 21, 2005

  156. Just received my copy of Detour. Very good stuff. Well worth the purchase!

    Versello, on September 20, 2005

  157. felicitation pour c bo site. en demenageant je suis tombe sur la casette que tu m’avais copie en 1997 quand tu etais de passage a lausanne et j’ai adore la reecouter. merci

    giwdul/calodox, on August 23, 2005

  158. I have purchased all of your albums and can’t wait for “album 5″. Listening to your music has become a nightly event for my wife and I. You will have a hard time topping “DETOUR”, but from the sounds of previews 1 and 2 you are going in the right direction. Thank you for the hours upon hours of entertainment you have given us.

    Dean, on June 24, 2005

  159. I have recently bought Detour and Antistatic. Your music is amazingly refreshing. Kudos!

    Nilesh, on March 24, 2005

  160. You’re a great inspiration to me right now. I’m just begining to get interested in digital music after four years of design work.

    You have a wonderful site here. As soon as I’m sure I can afford it, I’ll be buying several of your albums.

    shadowhand, on March 10, 2005

  161. A truly wonderful design. I find the style changing sheets in the top left corner especially amazing.
    I believe that I don’t have words for everything I like about it.
    I shall tell all my friends about it though, as you suggested.


    Sythiar, on February 27, 2005

  162. Love the design!

    Alex, on February 26, 2005

  163. Amazing! Simply amazing! Every album is better than one before and detour is easy to listen to. Miss ya dude!

    Mytholas, on January 22, 2005

  164. “Detour” is 5 star. Absolutely amazing.
    Anyone who likes New Age should have this CD.

    dean winland, on December 24, 2004

  165. Love your music so much. Pls post me any of your new albums. A fan from China

    Gary Ching, on December 1, 2004

  166. D’album en album … J’ai suivis l’évolution de ta musique.
    Elle m’a accompagné durant mes longues heures (nuits) de travail et de détente.
    Ce dernier opus (Detour) marque une étape de plus dans l’évolution de ta créativité musicale, une étape que je savoure en attendant le prochain album.
    Continue sur cette voie …

    Your best friend Balou ;)

    Stéphane, on November 17, 2004

  167. Salut Sébastien,
    Je vois que tu as parcouru pas mal de chemin depuis Saint Laurent (informatique). Félicitation pour ta carrière musicale! Beau boulot, j’aime ce que tu fais, même si je suis un peu plus ambient/électro. Bonne chance pour la suite!

    Jean-Marc, on November 15, 2004

  168. ~.~ ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL…Your music is the kind that makes people (who perhaps innocently wander past your studio door:)stop and listen ~.~

    chandra, on November 7, 2004

  169. nice cover on the latest cd…
    seriously sounds awesome!!

    amy, on October 12, 2004

  170. I like your new site, can’t wait to listen to your new music!

    jenni, on July 22, 2004

  171. I came upon your music by accident a few years ago. So glad I did! Congratulations on your new site and welcome to Canada!

    christos oxymoron, on June 4, 2004

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