#FEELINGS is proud to unleash its 9th digital release, label boss Ben Aqua’s debut album “Virtual Anticipation”. Over 3 years in the making, this full-length album presents 12 high energy, melody-driven cyber-synth sonic jewels spanning a myriad of musical influences, ranging from Frédéric Chopin to Wendy Carlos to Yellow Magic Orchestra to Sega Genesis to Timbaland to RP Boo. “Virtual Anticipation” culminates Ben Aqua’s conceptual celebration and psychological investigation into the future of IRL vs URL identity, HD biometrics, wearable technology and the virtual utopian landscape. Where do we go from here? #VirtualAnticipation
In the past year, Austin-based multidisciplinary artist Ben Aqua pumped out official remixes for YACHT, STRFKR and Feathers, as well as a successful, viral mashup of Aaliyah and Ciara entitled “Are You That Somebody’s Body Party”, which VICE Thump featured in their list of top 10 Ciara “Body Party” remixes. Ben’s music was also recently featured in Interview Magazine, Mishka and Lil Texas' Diplo & Friends mix for BBC Radio 1. He shared a SXSW 2013 Music Festival stage with The Crystal Method, as well as club bills with DJ Rashad, NGUZUNGUZU, Bok Bok, Kingdom, Sepalcure, Jubilee and Pictureplane.
released February 18, 2014
Synth solo on "Virtual Anticipation": Joe Howe
Vocals on "Ultimate Reality": Ojay Morgan
Vocals on "Neverending Beginning": Christa Palazzolo