KHRUANGBIN Remixed ‘NO DISTRACTION’ By BECK To Celebrate THE LOSER’s 50th Birthday…

New sonic impulses…

9 July 2020

BECK HANSEN turned 50 yesterday (born in Los Angeles 8 July 1970). As we all know
the versatile singer/songwriter started his brilliant career with that superb stunner
LOSER back in 1993.

To celebrate the maestro’s half-century Houston‘s psych soul trio KHRUANGBIN
remixed Beck’s song NO DISTRACTION from his thirteenth album Colors, released
in 2017.

The remix was planned to be shared as a 7″ for Record Store Day, but as the event
was delayed due to the coronavirus crisis Khruangbin decided to share it now for this special birthday occasion.

Here’s to Beck’s 50

BECK: Biography

BECK Released His Seventh Album ‘MIDNITE VULTURES’ 20 Years Ago…

23 November 2019

Musical centipede BECK released his 7th album MIDNITE VULTURES on 23 November 1999, 20 years ago today. A varied groove and funk party record with the open-minded artist being inspired by artists such as Kraftwerk, Grandmaster Flash, Prince and the Velvet Undergound. A collection of exotic dance dynamics enough to shake your booty to for a while. The LP hit #34 in the US and peaked at #16 in the UK.

The three singles

– SEXX LAWS –

– MIXED BIZNESS –

– NICOTINE & GRAVY –

Album in full…

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BECK: Facebook


Back sleeve

OUT TODAY! 14th Album By Musical Octopus BECK – Here’s ‘HYPERSPACE’…

Just released

22 November 2019

Artist: Beck

Album: HYPERSPACE – his 14th LP

Note: About twenty (!) years ago Beck and Pharrell Williams met
and agreed to work together sometime. Well, it took 20 years, but
finally the duo teamed up with this new Beck LP as the result

Beck about Pharrell Williams: “I really tried to be less ambitious
on the production on these songs, like to let them be simple and let
them breathe. Pharrell is a master minimalist. On production I’m a bit
of a maximalist. I’ve really tried to reform myself to let it become more
simple.”

Sound: Atmospheric musings, ambient dreams, and airy arrangements.
One of his moodiest works ever

NME verdict: 4/5 – review here

Stream album here…

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BECK: Facebook

BECK Shares New Shadowy Cut From Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘DARK PLACES’…

New sonic impulses

Musical octopus BECK announced his new LP, called HYPERSPACE a few weeks ago. An album containing several songs written by himself and Pharrell Williams. So far we heard dance cracker Saw Lighting and two meditative tracks, Hyperlife and Uneventful Days.

And here’s a new moody cut, called DARK PLACES,
also written with Williams. Hear it here…

BECK: Facebook


New album HYPERSPACE out 22 November – more info here

(photo on top: FB Beck)

BECK Launches Two Tracks From His New Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘HYPERLIFE’ And ‘UNEVENTFUL DAYS’…

New sonic impulses

17 October 2019

Musical octopus BECK launches his new album HYPERSPACE on
22 November and today he shared two tracks of the record. The
otherworldly meditations ‘HYPERLIFE‘ and ‘UNEVENTFUL DAYS‘.

Check both atmospheric pieces right here…

– HYPERLIFE –

– UNEVENTFUL DAYS –

BECK: Facebook


New album HYPERSPACE out 22 November – more info here

BECK Turning DAVID BOWIE’s Classic ‘SOUND AND VISION’ Into A Gigantic Symphony…

13 May 2019

The Cover

Musical centipede BECK covered ‘SOUND AND VISION‘, one of DAVID BOWIE‘s highlights of his groundbreaking electronic 1977 album LOW six years ago in a truly fantastic way, with an 157-piece orchestra on a slowly rotating stage creating an 360 audio version. The massive band was conducted by Beck’s father, the acclaimed arranger David Campbell. It happened at one-off event in Los Angeles on 5 February 2013. Enjoy the grandeur here…

The Original