Bee Mask’s new edition for Room40, Vaporware / Scanops charts a new and at times unfamiliar musical universe, a galaxy of complex patterns in constant states of evolving and dissolving. These are pieces that unfold with an unerring organic sensibility that belies the sound sources used.
Like much of Bee Mask’s output to date, this is a world of controlled voltage and sequenced chaos. But there is a twist in the form of the unexpected and utterly welcome addition of voice. Over the two long-form pieces, Bee Mask reveals a juxtaposition of deeply electronic materials with a swelling cascade of vocal loops recorded by Autre Ne Veut and Katherine Brady. The resulting sound is quite unlike anything we’ve heard from Bee Mask before.
This is a new chapter in the ongoing saga of Bee Mask, one that charts an ever more complex and rewarding sound palette.
released October 4, 2012
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There is a moment, four minutes into K1, where the dense haze breaks and you're granted a delicate, beautiful respite. It lasts half a minute, and then you never hear this again. Moments like these, and the weight they hold, makes this simultaneously the most gorgeous and harrowing album I have ever heard. contrapaasso
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The greatest album of all time! This impeccable work of art never fails to amaze me with each listen. If you haven't heard great ambient music yet, this will surely be the one! Fucking phenomenal. jacob