When BenKN's former band, Jupiter Sunrise, disbanded after their gazillionth ramen-fueled tour of the North America, he took some much-needed time to regroup. Retreating to the woods of his father's land in upstate NY, Ben schemed to build himself a tiny cabin in which to live while experimenting with new art forms.
Luckily, sometime between the wacky experimental animation projects and his various woodland adventures, Ben wrote, recorded, and produced a little E.P. entitled, "We Are Giants Now" (Collar City Records.) Carefully balancing organic instrumentation with digital samples, "We Are Giants Now" muses poetically over life, love, and the natural world to a soundtrack of plaintive vocals, his beat-up acoustic guitar, and melodies derived from synthesizers and experiments in "tuning" the calls of birds, frogs, insects, and other animals.
That was 2008, and in the intervening years Ben has continued to perform at clubs and festivals while gaining notoriety as a talented illustrator and printmaker via the studio and art/clothing line he cofounded, Design it Together | Troy Cloth & Paper.
Ben is now nearing completion of a full length record he plans to release in conjunction with original videos and art prints in 2013.