New from the Another Music imprint is a collection of twisted beats from London-based producer, Beatoven. Beatoven’s musical credits include Diverted, a breakbeat outfit known for their long- running monthly live band residency at Cargo, and a three-piece electronica project called LAskA. His music has seen him tour across countries such as Australia, Spain, Russia, Hungary and the US.
On ‘Tangled’, his first release on Another Music, Beatoven plays with both hard and soft textures. This is music made out of tough beats and gauzy melody. This is music to fill your headphones on a bright spring day.
“I guess I would describe my sound as weighty beat-led music with deep bass, intricate rhythms and interwoven textures and synth lines all writhing around in a sea of uncomfortable anticipation.”
The EP wades in deep and glitchy with “Tangled” leaving even the most poker-faced amongst us struggling to suppress a head nod or foot tap. “Falstaf” then stumbles to the fore, with brash beat trickery and staccato vocals from Palestinian MC Boikutt (Tashweesh/Ramallah Undergound). “Ground Born” slows the pace, moody, with a hint of sci-fi from some retro synth sounds and radio fuzz. Then for the spine-tingler, jaw-clencher, 4 a.m. foot stomper, “Soul Cold”, featuring vocals from long-time collaborator Amy Hiller. Finishing on a high, “A Silent and White” is easy-going and cheeky; a straight up feel good track with a generous helping of signature Beatoven glitch and oozing bass.