Digital Release: 6/13
Physical Release: 7/3
I love when I receive an album for review that challenges my descriptive abilities. My initial encounter with Beak’s latest effort: » was such a thrilling sonic experience that I had absolutely no idea how to encapsulate the sound. I’m a dedicated Portishead fan, so I’ll admittedly check out anything Geoff Barrows does artistic. That band had the same effect on me years ago, when terms like “trip hop” were the catch phrases of the day. I didn’t know what to make of their gloomy, pounding basslines and Beth Gibbons sumptuous yet desperate lyrical delivery but it grabbed me so deeply I must have listened to Dummy (their universally recognized classic) over a hundred times within the first week of purchasing that damn album. Now I’m not saying » (a smartly chosen non-search engine-able album title by the way) is groundbreaking like Dummy, but I’m mesmerized by this album.
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