Beast / Ens
Album: Ens   Collection:General
Artist:Beast   Added:Oct 2018
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-12-04 Pull Date: 2019-02-05 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20 Jan 6 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 02, 2019: Music Casserole
Color Feel
4. Jan 05, 2019: Narnia
Paprika Shorts
2. Jan 25, 2019: Take a spin
For Otto
5. Dec 22, 2018: Music Casserole
For Otto
3. Jan 13, 2019: Emergency Crew (sub for MHZ)
6. Dec 21, 2018: Old Fart at Play
Color Feel

Album Review
Mr. Tumnus
Reviewed 2018-11-24
Ambient/electronic. Ecstatic, bubbly synth. Small tight melodies that rotate on narrow axes. Bright, optimistic, colorful music. Unlike some ambient music, which is totally unstructured, there is usually a light beat here, if only a tapping in the background. This gives some nice structure to the meandering synth. Some of the tracks are spacey and vacant, but I think that the best tracks are the dense ones, which have a great vitality. Recommended if you like Mark McGuire, Steve Hauschildt. Try 1, 2, 7.

1) “Paprika Shorts” (6:57): Bubbly colorful synth with simple percussive background that gives it a nice energy. In the second half, becomes a bit more hazed out and heavier in the low end.
2) “Color Feel” (8:57): Starts extremely bright with single piano, gradually becomes an enveloping sound with lots of piano/synth. Warm. Lots of quick scales and arpeggios.
3) “Boketto” (3:12): A bit more abstract and slow.
4) “Edb” (3:53): Slows down even more. A bit of xylophone. Spacey.
5) “Staren” (5:56): Syncopated wind instruments with some drone in the background.
6) “Miniature” (1:38): Quiet clicks move between the two headphones. The most subdued track on the album.
7) “For Otto” (6:43): A magical glowing landscape--lots of tremolo. A light tapping provides rhythm. Becomes rich and dense as it goes on. Friendly, warm.

Track Listing
1. Paprika Shorts   4. Edb
2. Color Feel   5. Staren
3. Boketto   6. Miniature
  7. For Otto