|MH-223 Thavius Beck - Decomposition
The sprawling arrangements on Thavius Beck's Mush debut, Decomposition burrow into the listeners brain with a mix of melodic samples, chopped breaks, pulsating synths, and head-swirling delay, then morph into genre-bending sound paintings adorned with hallucinogenic vocal samples. Four vocal tracks, "Open Your F*@!ing Eyes" (featuring vocals by Thavius Beck himself), "June Gloom" (vocals by Subtitle), "Amongst the Shadows" (vocals by Cedric Bixler-Zavala of Mars Volta), and "Demons of Destruction" (vocals by Longevity of Darkleaf) find homes among instrumental tracks that are as densely layered and expertly crafted as is found in modern electronic music. Decomposition is a work worthy of extended headphone listening.
|Should pin you by the very first track - Urb / Heady and intense throughout - Metro.Pop / You can't stop listening - Pop Matters / A must have for hip-hop fans who see a future for the genre beyond the dancefloor - San Francisco Examiner / Close your eyes, swallow, and get to know true enlightenment - Absorb
|Ornette Coleman carved out the notion of free jazz in the 60s, and Sun Ra broadened the landscape with his cosmic vision, but from the sounds of it, Thavius Beck has found his own form of pulsating expressionism with the release of Decomposition. He bends effects wrought with distortion, frenetic beat patterns, piano loops and vocal samples into music that maintains textured composition. Each song build to a disturbing climax that will make you dizzy with foreboding themes, like "Demons of Destruction" and "What Lurks in the Darkness...." Not to be cast aside as experimental electronics, Thavius Beck is somewhat of a collage artist. - Rockpile