The cinematic and mysterious style of Bastian Benjamin sends you to a surreal world. A mix of Electronica, Bass, Ambient, and Trip-Hop results in a unique blend that gives you strong feelings of melancholia. The sound draws inspiration from Clark, Forest Swords, Lorn, and Massive Attack.
The cinematic vibes are a coming from Bastian’s childhood where he used to compose his music on the piano. His piano teacher taught him how to tell stories with only a couple of notes. Bastian released his debut single Come Close at the age of 18. From there on his sound matured a lot in a very short amount of time.
One year later, Bastian got to participate in 'Popronde' a national festival that travels 41 different cities in the Netherlands. This was the perfect way to do many hours of performing and to develop his live show. At that same time, his new project Artificial Heaven got released. This project marks an essential point in Bastian's life where he started to direct his own music videos.
His latest project is called Mantra and it was shot together with 21 dancers in a church.