ANNOUNCES Two Truths album
Innovative producer Bastian Benjamin has announced the release of his latest single, ‘Confrontation’ on the 16th of October. Premiered via CLASH Magazine, the single is the third to be released from his upcoming album, Two Truths which will be available on 4th of December via Passage. The album was mastered by Shawn Hatfield of Audible Oddities (TOKiMONSTA, Amon Tobin, Machinedrum) and has already seen support from the tastemaker publications, COMPLEX and TRAX Magazine. Bastian Benjamin is known for his live performances, having appeared at Eurosonic Noorderslag in 2018, Valkhof Festival and Popronde in 2019. The musician self-directs all of his music videos, including the video for his previous single, ‘Concrete’ which is also taken from his upcoming album.
SINGLE RELEASE DATE: 16th October
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 4th December
Born and based in Deventer, Netherlands, the artist frequently finds inspiration from walking through the local woods. Bastian Benjamin had a music-infused childhood, with his father’s studio in his backyard becoming a centre-piece, the musician composed his first piece of work at the tender age of 8. Releasing his debut single, ‘Come Close’ at 18, Bastian Benjamin’s sound has matured quickly over the years and recently the producer had found himself working alongside motion artist Ibrah Silas Jackson, German dancer Hannah Mahler and music producer and VJ Absent Chronicles.
More traditionally, the experimental musician finds inspiration from a variety of artists including Clark, Lusine, Lorn, Forest Swords, Skee Mask, DjRum. His own sound sits in closer comparison to the likes of Lorn, Trentemøller and Arca.
Developing a theatrical build that brings to mind misty forests and ethereal, otherworldly images, ‘Confrontation’ builds into itself, developing a deep bassline that stands proud against the surrounding electronic embellishments. Bastian Benjamin provides contrasting elements of harsh, mythical rhythms and lighter, gentle elements to ease the sonic tensions.
Bastian Benjamin reveals the moment of inner reflection that inspired the single, “Confronting deep thoughts and turning them into action takes strength and courage. Once it’s set in motion, there is no going back. Then you can only hope that you did the right thing.”
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