Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Fucked Up Beat – Insomnie (2017)


  • Sampledelic
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimental electronica 
  • Ambient 
  • Plunderphonics 
  • Modern classical 
  • Leftfield 
  • Electronic music 
  • Hauntology 
  • Oldie music 
  • Piano music

Comment: it has always been a great event while Brett Zehner and Eddie Palmer aka The Fucked Up Beat have issued a subsequent outing. Their music pretends to be the best one worldwide and I have no arguments against it. Why should I? Furthermore, it is ageless because it used to base partly on ageless facets. The duo has employed the samples of oldie music as a main habit to process the sound. I really hope they will get their merited place in the history of electronic and experimental music. So I hope Simon Reynolds, and Simon Goddard and other popular music journalists could find their way to the artist`s music. In fact, they outdo most of the recent sampledelic artists because of representing their music over the restrictions of decades, and technical possibilities, and ideological outlooks, and human-related stupidity and misanthropy as a logical consequence to it. It is just the music. The duo`s music used to sound in an ancient and modern way at the same time wherein different generations are either present in nearby samples or superimposed on each other. If to compare Insomnie to The Fucked Up Beat`s earlier issues then I have to admit it is a little bit sparser and even more slowed down, however, it does not mean its production is inferior and weak in some way. No, it seems to be the duo`s deliberate choice to add fewer glacially glistening synthesised templates to the mix. Frequently it chimes like a post-classical release being tapped out on a dust-coated piano with intention to fade away (at least a listener can perceive the intention throughout the course with regard to many tracks on it). In fact, the miscellany of 19 tracks (clocking in at a 57 minute) is to have a tight focus on ambient and piano songs being recorded from 2011 to 2016. It is bucolic, and majestic, and yearning, and melancholic in its clear mind. And the duo`s 33rd outing is a very sad event because this will be their very last one to start off with new project. The king is dead, hail to the new one. Brett Zehner and Eddie Palmer have been a fine exemplar of democratization of musical production because of issuing music at their own disposal whenever and how much they would like to issue annually. I tmakes me glad that more and more people are finding their way to the duo. Insomnie will again be mentioned in the end of the year 2017. At least in the chart of Recent music Heroes it will be done.
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