Benjha – Palpitations
As you may recall, Benjha is the project of Nikos Vezanis, a talented up-and-coming Greek producer, now based in London. His Ataxia EP is slated for release on Nicolas Jaar‘s Clown & Sunsent imprint later this year. His latest release is “Palpitations”, out now via Blenheim & Celtic Recordings. Audio preview will be available soon.
real leader here is mood–palpitations.”
Vezanis paints with a palette of lush organic samples. Upon a bed of chaotic un-quantized percussion, he layers inter-locking plucked string melodies, staccato string stabs, and washed-out piano chords. Another factor that contributes to the distinctive texture of Benjha’s sound is his integration of field recordings–finger snaps, keychains, cutlery, bubble wrap, the blowing of the wind etc…
Below, you can stream/download his live set for a Silent Disco event in Bordeaux last month. Performed by himself and David Sampethai a.k.a. The Detective on the mic and guitar.