Known primarily for his work as a performer, composer and orchestrator in New Jersey based bands Thank You Scientist and Windfaerer, Ben Karas is a violinist with classical training whose drive as a musician has been fueled by his passion for louder and more extreme types of music. He is a versatile player who is able to utilize the violin in wide range of musical settings; from orchestral or chamber music to fusion rock, from acoustic rock to metal.

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Tracks heard in this episode:
Intro: Dawn of Phantom Light  - Windfaerer
Swarm - Thank You Scientist
Blooded Shore - Windfaerer
Chromology - Thank You Scientist
Anchor - Thank You Scientist
Journey - Windfaerer
Under the Sign of Sol - Windfaerer

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