BEWILDERBEAST - Unreal_Estate
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As electronic music continues its on-going sub-division into
a multitude of genres, English producer, Gus Beamish-Cook, (
) is seeking to challenge himself and the constraints that
limit obscure lo-fi artists with the release of his latest album,
Unreal_Estate begins remarkably with the albums single, Severed.
The opening track builds continually while still giving the song a
relaxing, far-off aura. The repetitive sampling quickens the pace
from the get-go, instantly garnering full attention.
The second track, Girl/Grain utilizes a seemingly neurotic
sampling pattern and flows into a relaxing melodic, trance inducing
bassline. The grit of the samples gives the song character as if
from a by-gone memory.
Hampi ushers in a laidback, ethereal landscape through its
muffled, slightly distorted bass as the album comes together
through three tracks.
As a personal favorite, Loam encapsulates the entirety of
Unreal_Estate through its great progression and use of
wooden/tribal-esque percussion samples to a heavier, more intense
Swimming quickens the pulse of Unreal_Estate through its great
utilization of lo-fi sampling, giving the album a great throwback
vibe with its dreamy, far-off vocals.
As the album draws to a close, Come Here seamlessly weaves
itself in a web of light percussion and string samples, while still
giving itself life through its oversaturated distortion in the last
part of the song, a great way to end Unreal_Estate.
In its entirety, Unreal_Estate has taken the listener on journey
through the boundaries of the lo-fi, glitch, acid house, and
witchouse landscape. This album needs to be a part of your summer
playlist, just in time for the way-too-humid days and seemingly
endless nights. Catch Unreal_Estate through
AirlinesTapes Records on vinyl and digital
For more insight into the making of Unreal_Estate, check out
Jealous Gold’s Q&A with Bewilderbeast here: