Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

The Japanese House, Hippo Campus, Mansionair, Last Dinosaurs


band members

Ben Rizio + Friends


Influences

The Japanese House, Hippo Campus, Madeon, The 1975, Jon Hopkins, Bon Iver


Website

www.instagram.com/benalpine

Bio

Ben Alpine is a songwriter and producer from Melbourne.

From high school indie bands to forays into experimental SoundCloud electronica, Ben Alpine has been quietly prolific, allowing his sound to evolve organically through extensive creation and refinement. While drawing from these experiences, his inspiration for the project further traverses the guitar-laden electronic pop of The Japanese House to the intricate eclecticism of Hippo Campus. Beginning as lo-fi bedroom demos before blooming into lush, multi-layered production, his distinctive pop sensibility is subverted through unconventional structures that drive the tracks into unexpected territory. Underscoring this are effortlessly bright melodies and a striking earnestness which permeates through the gliding sounds. Integral to his creative process is introspection, allowing personal reflection to drive his lyrical choices and themes of his work.

Following his glistening and vibrant introduction ‘All In Your Stride’, Ben expands on his immersive sound with new single ‘Wendouree’. A kaleidoscopic ode to capturing the momentary joy of the present, the track shares the sunshine-laced DNA of its predecessor, building layers of infectious harmonies, warm synth bursts and jangly psych-tinged guitars. Contrasting sparkling energy with meditative ambiance, Ben’s two releases showcase his gifted ability to craft colourful and thoughtful alt-pop which is both transportive and introspective.

Contact: hello.benalpine@mail.com

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

ben weaves a careful and intricate spell on this one and the ebb and flow works really nicely.

ben weaves a careful and intricate spell on this one and the ebb and flow works really nicely.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

07 Aug 2020

Triple J
35

a poignant one from ben that gives itself to you.

a poignant one from ben that gives itself to you.