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The Beat Escape

Label: Bella Union
Release Date: 27 April 2018
Format: LP Vinyl

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Overview:
Long before they were a band, Montreal duo The Beat Escape took a small first step towards a longer journey at a university video class. "We made a short oddball work; a video piece that followed two characters through a psychedelic waking dream," say Beat escapists Addy Weitzman and Patrick A Boivin of their founding collaboration. Many other projects and outside collaborations later, the duo have crafted a debut album their younger selves would be proud of: released through Bella Union, the sublimely immersive Life Is Short the Answer's Long plays like a waking dream of near-psychedelic electronic pop, moving to its own beat in the push-pull of forward motion and submerged reflection. That sense of propulsion ushers album opener and lead track "Sign of Age" into rising view, its sparse drums, hypnotic sequence and melancholic chords resembling house music as reimagined by Angelo Badalamenti. The enveloping mood holds as second track "Moon in Aquarius" unfurls like a night-time road ahead, ghosted by narcotic harmonies. "Where Water Ends" and "More Dreams", meanwhile, navigate the porous boundary-lines between krautrock, Factory Records and obscure minimal wave records of the 80s. If this is pop music, it's pop that maps a singular route through electronic territory. "We're drawn to the type of songs that were almost hits but there's something slightly off about them, so they were never discovered" explain the duo. "Then I Drift Away" fulfils that intent, evoking a kind of dislocated psychedelia via Screamedelica; ditto "Seeing Is Forgetting", where warm synth chords, a buoyant bass melody and deep vocal chorales merge hypnotically.

Featured Tracks:
Sign Of Age
Moon In Aquarius
Limestone Alps
Where Water Ends
More Dreams
Then I Drift Away
Seeing Is Forgetting
Thousand Pound Shoes
Nemo Propheta
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