After 2007’s ‘the futureRUSTIC EP’ fat benjamin returns with a whole new EP and direction. Called ‘XtraperriermenthaL’ the new EP explores dark, mysterious and unsurprisingly given the title more experimental sounds.
After creating over 28 demo's for his proposed follow-up ‘plastic AMBUSH‘ fat benjamin realized 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’.
Fat benjamin says “ I wanted to release some new material to give people an idea of where I am going with my music now. It’s 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 it’s 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 won’t be to everyone’s taste but hopefully it will excite some who hear it”.
Have a listen: