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Beacon 11/6/13 + Video

Beacon 11/6/13 facebook.com/beaconband
Written by Brian Benton
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  • Date Recorded: November 6, 2013
  • Artist / Band: Beacon
  • Hosting Show: Beep Beep Boop Boop
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Beacon's members studied sculpture and painting, respectively, and the music they make is both sculptural and painted with layers of delicate electronic beats, rhythm and blues melodies and dark, elegant lyrics.

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Each Beacon song is shaped by overlapping beats, rhythms and kicks. Even with the multiple layers, the music sounds light, especially the eerie lyrics that sometimes sound like Thom Yorke. You can almost hear the wind blowing through "Anthem," the third of three songs Beacon played when they visited the KDHX studios.

"For Now," the EP just released by Beacon, is an electronic work by definition, but it blurs the lines of the genre with its heartfelt vocals. There are plenty of kicks, but certainly no drops or womp, unlike some of the electronic music you might be used to. The five tracks on "For Now" are cool and smooth, and even minimalistic at times. Beacon is electronic music, but artistically done.

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