Beneath The Beach – Ubiquitous Meter
Categories are sometimes just too ridiculous. Calling something post-dance-math-step is surely asking for trouble, especially if you’re from West London, as this lot are. I was therefore quite prepared to mock this offering from Beneath The Beach on your behalf. But it’s far too good for that. There’s synths and real instruments and bits of jit guitar. This is happy clappy joyful music, with a sophisticated air. And there’s nothing wrong in that.
Blurb: Beneath the Beach release their EP Ubiquitous Meter on 26th November. It will be available to download from their website exclusively. Beneath the Beach are a Post-Dance-Math-Step band from West London, they use new compositional techniques in texture and rhythm. Aided with a loop pedal, the ensemble create overlapping guitar lines harmonically manipulated by the 30 to 200 Hz Bass Guitar range and backed with poly-rhythmic and linear drum patterns. The bands instrumentals are accompanied by samples on this EP from Professor Brian Cox, Phillip Glass, Charles Manson, Duke Ellington and the 2000 Mary Harron film American Psycho. They formed in the Summer/Autumn of 2011 whilst attending the University of Westminster. The band has gigged extensively, providing an exciting and unique live show fusing Dance music with Minimalism and Math-Rock. Citing influences from Igor Stravinsky to Steven Stapleton, there is little ground unexplored. Dancing in 3, 7 and 11 is easy?