Isan, Beautronics (Tugboat) CD
So what does beautronics mean? When Isan
interviewed themselves for Robots.. they described "fantasy listening experiences"
that included Brian Eno in the snow atop a perilously tall mountain and the Cocteau
Twins by the canal in Leicester after a Summer rain. Bear these images in mind
when I tell you that "Beautronics" is considerably more relaxed than early tracks
like "Remegio" (on their Hummy and Joey release), as if they're writing a Haynes
manual for the Ambient Electro Mk 5 by stripping down from the full model to the
chassis, carefully noting and recording all the details to ensure that their guide
is correct, and will some time in the future start to put all the bits back together
again. Often on this album there's little more than hints of mood overlaid with
the simplest of beats and some spectral FX---the kind of music HAL might make
during a somnolent moment.
Lots of imagery to describe beautiful music in this review. I guess
that's as good a definition of beautronics as any.
Read the rest of Robots & Electronic Brains
Get your own Free Homepage