Beak, a netlabel electronica artist, is back with a new EP on Monotonik. Like his last release (which hit KZSU A-File last fall), Beak combines dark, sinister Spanish-esque guitar with noisy IDM beats. There’s a visceral tension at play here. The beats seem to teeter on the edge of unrestrained drill & bass, as if one straw short of madness. But the songs always remain well-behaved, and the music is all the more ominous for it. For you gamers out there: this strikes me as the perfect soundtrack to Blizzard’s Diablo.
This is a Creative Commons release, so you can download it FOR FREE, completely legally, at: