Thursday, 20 December 2018
Beak - III (2018)
The third album from this British band.
The band is trio with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, synths and vocals.
I have reviewed their previous two albums for # 1 of this blog and have found them reasonably good.
Beak is playing krautrock and is proud of that. Influences are Can, Neu and Kraftwerk. Churn Milk Joan also springs to mind.
There are more melodies and more well crafted songs on this album than on the previous two albums. There are even some pretty evident Nirvana, the grunge band, influences here. One of the songs sounds like one of their hits.....
The music is still minimalistic. Minimalism is what Beak does and they do it very well.
The band also has some rather avant-garde music here which is rather good.
The album is forty-four minutes long and it is a good album indeed. It is also their best album and it proves that this band is developing into a very good British krautrock band.