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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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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Top tandem Beck & Pharrell Williams

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

New sonic impulses

7 November 2019

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…

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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 –

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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

BECK Shares First Single From New LP – Here’s The Jumpy ‘SAW LIGHTING’…

Brand new sonic impulses

16 April 2019

Musical centipede BECK has already shared two new tracks this year. And here’s another fresh one, called SAW LIGHTING written and produced together with Pharrell Williams.

A press statement says this is officially the first single from Beck‘s upcoming new LP entitled HYPERSPACE. Planned to be out “at an as yet undetermined point in the space
time continuum.”

Listen to ‘Saw Lighting‘ here…

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(photo on top: FB Beck)

BECK Released His Debut Album ‘MELLOW GOLD’ Twenty-Five Years Ago…

Great albums from the past…

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1 March 2019

Artist: BECK

Album: MELLOW GOLD – his debut LP

Released: 1 March 1994

ROLLING STONE wrote: “Beck makes ultrasurreal hip-hop-folk that harkens back to “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” His lurching warble, warped by slowed-down effects and distortion, evinces the sort of catatonic cool borne of too many bong tokes and nitrous hits. Beck is very much of his generation — he apparently doesn’t even mind that boomers will confuse him with a certain hallowed British guitar hero… Even the do-it-yourself aspect of the album, which was recorded on 8-track in Beck’s living room, speaks of lowered expectations, and yet there’s a sense of the empowerment derived from that cheap high technology. Beck’s verbal collages get close to the truth of his milieu and our times. Think of it as generational
code or stream-of-unconsciousness. But it’s really called poetry.
” Full review. Score: 3.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: This debut shows the huge potential of a versatile young artist, but Beck‘s best work had yet come. Oh, of course, ‘Loser‘ is a timeless classic…

Album in full…

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Winner…

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