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The Van Allen Belt is the pop concept of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Benjamin Ferris. The project enlivens his style of patchwork storytelling in an experimental electronic environment as fronted by classically-influenced vocalist Tamar Kamin, and engineered by sound designer Scott Taylor.

The project started in 2007 with a 20 song debut “Meal Ticket to Purgatory.” This home-recorded, lo-fi feast of psych-pop nuggets is a multi-layered and diverse experience including vocalists Tamar Kamin & former member Martine Mancini. Steeped in… read more

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  • Heaven on a Branch is so so good! don't know how they haven't blown up by now
  • Heard them at the Transformation art show in Pittsburgh. Really great!
  • Do someone has a working link to the superpowerfragilis? HELP
  • love it.
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  • some mo songs from the van allen belt: http://akissner.blogspot.com/2008/12/some-more-songs-from-van-allen-belt.html
  • the van allen belt's "purgatory school" made top 5 songs of the week http://akissner.blogspot.com/2008/11/songs-of-week-11408.html
  • the van allen belt is band of the week http://akissner.blogspot.com/2008/10/band-of-week-van-allen-belt.html

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