As much as his music is a source of self-healing, he hopes it reaches others in much the same way. He released his first album, Cascades, when he was just fifteen years of age. Recorded with a single Shure SM57 microphone, Benjamin played every instrument on the record. It took him the better part of a year to finish, but almost immediately after releasing the first tracks to SoundCloud, he got some attention – and airplay – from a Welsh language radio program in the UK.
The song in question, Caenarfon, just happens to be named after a Welsh town, and it popped up on a search of Wales-related keywords just as Welsh BBC DJ Dyl Mei was looking for fresh material. The instant popularity of the song became front-page news on Reddit, drawing widespread comparisons to bands like Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Radical Face, Electric President and The Antlers. Panda Rosa’s sophomore album, The Opposite Direction, dropped in May of 2016, and can streamed on Spotify, or purchased through Bandcamp. The physical CD’s are a limited run, and feature a handcrafted watercolor painting by artist Gerard Michel on the sleeve.
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