You prolly know him as the free spirited bassist of Incubus. Ben Kenney is a true artist and his four albums prove it.
The other day he posted a link on his Facebook page letting people download his records. Go click the link and get off or you can continue reading while I try to profoundly give you a written sneak peak of what you are about to hear. If you havent encountered his own project, let me give you a little guide.
Contains nine alternative tracks similar to Make Yourself. This album should make you realize how huge Ben’s contribution is to Incubus. Key tracks worth looping are the cryptically titled “4.2.3″, the catchy “Hoopdie” and the painfully romantic love song, “Breathe” ( where he sings “I dreamt you were crying but you’re happy”). “You Wont Like the Sound” sounds sung by Brandon Boyd that is somehow an opposite of its title.
Tracks could all be the underrated B- Sides to the previous album but this is the album where the songs are at the height of Ben Kenneys musical evolution. Best songs are “Girl” (I have soft spot for sweet rock songs), “The Moment” and “Wrong”. Damn in fact listen to the whole album.
Distance and Comfort
To summarize the album, it is a mixture of alternative sounds, synthesized, mainstreamish rock. He is obviously not experimenting on this one since most of the songs are quite complicatedly created. This actually reminds me of Fueled by Ramen bands Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy and Forgive Durden, only not pop sounding. Listen to “Comfort” its radio friendly, potential jamming session song.
Burn the Tapes
Now this albums gets a little heavier than the previous one. “Worlds Collide” is easily my fave with modern alternative sound.
Have you listened to his music already? What are your thoughts?
Also, here’s my fave track from Ben Kenney: