Ben Benjamin

For Long Drives And Temporary Diversions

We are proud to be unveiling the lost releases of the Ghostly catalog. Ben Benjamin, of Midwest Product and PostPrior affiliation made these songs a decade ago and they sound as good today as they did then, if not better. A burned copy of the album ended up on the stereo at a party and caught the ear of Ghostly founder Sam Valenti IV in 2000. The signing of Midwest Product soon followed and this never-before-released album finally sees the light of day, 10 years on.

Ben Benjamin explains, “It [the album] was completed in April of 2000. I made the album for myself, never expecting anyone beyond a few friends to hear it. The title is a description of what inspired it. I would take long drives on back roads to clear my head, and I couldn’t figure out what CD to play. This was before the convenience of mp3 players, and I just wanted an album that was effective in the background or foreground, allowing my attention to wander and return effortlessly. It worked for me, and it would please me a great deal if it happens to do the same for other listeners.”

About Ben Benjamin

Ben Benjamin is the solo work of Ben Mullins, or the man behind the influential Midwest Product trio and the elegant PostPrior project. With Ben Benjamin, Mullins captures the varied emotions and ...check out Ben Benjamin's page and other releases

  • Ghostly International
  • GI-20
  • formats:
  • Digital
  • release date:
  • April 26, 2011
  • artwork by:
  • Michael Cina
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Tracklisting

1This Is Why We Rock
2He Writes Fiction They Write Humor
3Oblivious Athlete
4Fear Of Silence
5Finding The Perfect Egg
6Pop Singers Soft Fingers
7Proud People Everywhere
8When Is Next Practice
9Never Gets Easier
10Sometimes We Need No Sleep
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  • Ben Benjamin - "Finding The Perfect Egg"