Beacon

"Gravity Pairs"

(Liberator); Pop

By ​Phil ​Bennett

This is the third album from Brooklyn based electronic duo, Beacon, and it’s a slow burning, sultry soundscape that hypnotises and seduces with its ethereal refrains and instrumentation.

There’s a distinct Talk Talk touch to this album and the post rock ghost of The Colour Of Spring and Spirit Of Eden looms large.

A startling mix of strident, disembodied piano chords and mellotron shadowed vocals, Losing My Mind seems to swirl in and out like wisps of smoke, while Be My Organ tantalisingly tightropes between the dream and the dance floor.

Elsewhere, Don’t Go Looking rises to a quite extraordinarily beautiful swaying chorus, while The Road pulses down an imaginary highway of flashing headlights and barren cityscapes.

Though hailing from the inner city noise of Brooklyn, there’s a deep, northern European melancholy inhabiting this album, which seeps slowly under your skin like the quiet chill of an oncoming winter.

Big sad melodies, shimmering keyboard textures, and haunting vocal tones are the template.

If these ghostly ingredients are your cup of tea, then you’ll love Gravity Pairs.

An absolute treat.

​Phil ​Bennett

Musician, actor, singer, music reviewer, Phil’s interests cover a lot of bases and this is reflected in the music he writes about. From blues to soul, ambient to electronic, Phil writes about artists he feels are interesting, true to their craft and worthy of your ears.