credit: Nick Vernet
NY-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Beshken’s forthcoming full length is a highly personal testament to the artist’s chameleonic dance between genres. Alluding to an existential period in his career while living in Berlin, Beshken effortlessly coalesces elements of indie, experimental dance, ambient, psychedelia and dream-pop. Synth and bass sounds in the single “Cursed” are noises from the echochamber-like geodesic domes of Teufelsberg, a Cold War-era listening station just outside the German capital. Exploring the point where acoustic recording and digital rendering meet, Beshken’s new work is an effective lesson in how field recordings, synthesizers, and introspective lyrics can fuse into a challenging, yet accessible format.
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