Innovative producer Bastian Benjamin has announced the release of his upcoming album, Two Truths which will be available on 4th of December via Passage. On the album, listeners will find the emotion-fueled song, ‘I Have Feelings Too’. The album was mastered by Shawn Hatfield of Audible Oddities (TOKiMONSTA, Amon Tobin, Machinedrum) and has already seen support from the tastemaker publications, COMPLEX, CLASH Magazine 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.
Born and based in Deventer, Netherlands, the artist frequently finds inspiration from walking through the local woods. 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. 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.
Slowly laying the foundations for the album in the public’s mind over the last few months, Bastian Benjamin is finally ready to reveal his transformative odyssey – Two Truths. The album is created with one goal: to take its listeners on a journey of internal self-discovery and questioning your own preconceived “inner truths”. ‘I Have Feelings Too’ stands out with it’s fast and deep basslines that drive listeners into the recesses of their own souls. Distortion and discomfort in the name of growth never sounded so good.
Bastian Benjamin tells us about the core concept behind the album: “Telling stories through an album based on instrumental electronic music was always a sort of big dream for me. And last year I thought; “why not make an album right now?’. So that’s what I did. “Two Truths” describes the story of a person who transforms from one philosophy of life to another. Or rather “a journey between two truths”.
Two Truths Album Tracklisting
9. I Have Feelings Too