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has been busying away since 2005 making digital music that stimulates
the mind and feet in equal measure.
based in Norwich, Fat Benjamin is interested in making dance music
that people who dont like dance music can listen to without
tearing their ears off.
These dark and
light, loud and soft tunes are part of a move by FB to incorporate
the human voice into his work and the first little batch was released
as the futureRUSTIC ep. Featuring guest vocals from
Toronto based Mikela Jay, London based Kerry-Fleur, as well as Elly
Kellner who is currently based in the Netherlands. Moody is a good
word and one that fits what FB does pretty perfectly.
futureRUSTIC EP Fat Benjamin returns with a whole new EP and direction.
XtraperriermenthaL, the new EP explores dark, mysterious
and more experimental sounds.
over 30 demo's for his proposed follow-up plastic AMBUSH
Fat Benjamin realised that the material he had created fell into two
distinct camps. One was a more digital tinged extension of the sound
he explored in the previous EP and the other was a more far out sonic
landscape that was less conventional in structure and texture. These
more experimental instrumental tracks had been born from live jams
just as the other tracks had, but seemed darker than he had
envisioned for plastic AMBUSH.
says I wanted to release some new material to give people an
idea of where I am going with my music now. Its been almost 2
years since the futureRUSTIC EP and I felt that XtraperriermenthaL
would be a great stepping stone from previous material and
introduction to new listeners. This is more of a long form version of
what I do. I think its important to explore releasing less
accessible music rather than just leaving it on the cutting room
floor because a track is over 5 minutes in length. I know it
wont be to everyones taste but hopefully it will excite
some who hear it.
pleased to support Fat Benjamin and make the 'XtraperriermenthaL' EP
available as a completely free download. Just click on the links at
the top of page.
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