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Beacon plays Terminal One + unveils 'Fault Line single from upcoming 'L1' EP

Brooklyn based, atmospheric electronic duo Beacon was already on our radar, but this new single from forthcoming EP 'L1' is emitting a signal whose strength we can't ignore. We are digging pretty much everything about 'Fault Lines,' from the almost granular sounding, obsessive initial two note keyboard line, to the frantic but essential drum programming. The song builds slowly through a measured accumulation of layers, while an expanding line of arpeggiators drops unexpectedly at minute 3.11, and seems to reset everything. Beacon will play Terminal 5 in NYC tonight with Tycho and Christopher Willits, while 'L1' EP is scheduled for a December release.

 

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Electronic songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

 

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Brooklyn's Electro Duo Beacon

Brooklyn duo Beacon’s first EP (released last fall) has already gained a reputation for putting listeners into something of a hypnotic state, its subtly warm melodies hummed endlessly over morning coffee, in the shower or while riding the subway. It is no surprise then that the band’s first single from their new album, “The Ways We Separate,” pairs rich, Sade-like vocals with a smooth chillwave beat, lyrics once again hanging romantic desire somewhere out there on the metaphysical plane. Though such dreaminess may at times seem to defy gravity, Beacon’s bleeps, blops and drones evoke a sunlit energy that drips with a kind of rococco eroticism. Ride the clouds with them at the album’s release show, May 4th, Mercury Lounge. - Brian Chidester

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