Columbia City Theater Columbia City
Sun Oct 7, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Brian Cook
Anyone that delighted in the doomy instrumentation and murky production idiosyncrasies of Portishead’s Third is strongly encouraged to investigate British electronic outfit BEAK>. Guided in part by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, the group summons the meditative propulsions and stripped-down synth explorations of krautrock with the ominous melodies and textural dissonance of the art metal scene. Further cementing the krautrock aura, BEAK>’s songs are generated from off-the-cuff studio jams and edited down to hook-driven compositions much in the same way Holger Czukay spliced the early CAN classics together out of taped snippets of protracted improvisations. Be prepared for an aural trip.