Friday, December 4, 2015

The Fucked Up Beat - (hope! Our Drones Sent From Heaven) (2015)

  • Sound collage
  • Plunderphonics
  • Breaks
  • Hauntology
  • Leftfield pop
  • Sampledelic
  • World music
  • Avant-garde

Comment: the year of 2015 was started by a couple of amazing albums (Europa, Europa II) and will be finished off by Brett Zehner and Eddie Palmer aka the internet-based project The Fucked Up Beat. Their brand new one could be described always the same, always different. More concretely, those slowed down and mid-tempo (lopsided Latin) rhythms, old music and speech samples and spaced-out synthesised frequencies are up there to create something of an eerie ambiance to haunt the listener. However, the duo`s music is saturated with tanpura drones and Middle East/Arabic singing. By considering the title of the album and the entity of the outing it could be interpreted as a contrast between the planet Earth changed into the prison because of being overcrowded and on the other side there is some hope up there to send some signals to the Outer Space to rescue our beautiful planet from irreversibly becoming ruined because of our species` insanely irresponsible acts. In fact, this message with the assistance of beatific music is sent to our brains to consume in a lesser extent and find out new possibilities to live more sustainable lives. The recent economic world order seems to be askew because its output is built upon crackbrained consuming though the resources around us will diminish and the nature used to suffer severely. By checking out the situation in recent world you get enough proof for it. In fact, Fucked Up Beat`s music is also a fine example of recycling process. In absolute sense, it is a gorgeous example.

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