Beak – >>> [New Vinyl]
Release Date: 2018
Record Label: Temporary Residence
Vinyl LP pressing. >>> is the long-awaited third album by acclaimed UK out-rock trio Beak> comprised of Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Robert Plant bassist Billy Fuller and Will Young aka Moon Gangs. It follows-up their 2012 studio album >>, an alter ego split EP and the 2016 score for Couple In A Hole. >>> definitely sounds like a step forward and finds the band continuing to forge their own genre of oddness. The production and feel of the first two albums was like listening through frosted glass; a band playing behind a curtain. Now we hear Beak> in sharp focus, but without forfeiting what the band see as its ‘wrongness’. This could be the result of having played bigger stages and festivals – something that was never part of the plan – or perhaps it is just a reaction to the infinite cut and paste fuzz pedal kraut bands on the planet. Full-color single-pocket jacket with matte varnish.