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The Beat Escape

Life Is Short The Answer's Long

bella union

white lp + download

Released: 27th Apr 2018



Released: 27th Apr 2018


Released through Bella Union, their sublimely immersive full-length debut plays like a waking dream of near-psychedelic electronic post-punk that manages to lap relaxingly against the ears, yet remains taut and dynamic enough for an active listen.

That sense of propulsion ushers opener ‘Sign Of Age’ into rising view, its sparse drums, hypnotic sequence and melancholic chords resembling house music as reimagined by Angelo Badalamenti. The enveloping mood holds as ‘Moon In Aquarius’ unfurls like a night-time road ahead, ghosted by narcotic harmonies. ‘Limestone Alps’ lingers meditatively, hymnal vocals reverberating. ‘Where Water Ends’ and ‘More Dreams’, meanwhile, navigate the porous boundary lines between Krautrock, Factory Records and obscure minimal wave records of the 80s. the resulting record feels like a blend of moon diagrams, john maus, cavern of anti-matter, joy division and jane weaver rolled into one.

Life Is Short The Answer's Long

  1. Sign Of Age
  2. Moon In Aquarius
  3. Limestone Alps
  4. Where Water Ends
  5. More Dreams
  6. Then I Drift Away
  7. Seeing Is Forgetting
  8. Thousand Pound Shoes
  9. Nemo Propheta