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Louder than war’s Ioan Humphreys has a listen to a previously unheard track from Beak>’s new film soundtrack.

So a fascinating soundtrack from a great film? Or indeed a fascinating film with a great soundtrack? Either way, BEAK> are absolutely in their element with this (brilliantly titled) track called ‘Timeshare’ from their soundtrack to the new film ‘Couple in a hole’. BEAK> are quickly establishing themselves as a well loved and respected group that have an ear for instrumentals and compositions that fit just perfectly into the arena of film scores. BEAK>‘s Geoff Barrow (along with Ben Salisbury) has already proved his film score credentials with the sublime, engaging, award winning and ever so disturbing ‘Ex_Machina’ soundtrack, so we are already in at least one set of good hands!

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And again, with just this one tune taster from the entire score, we get atmospheric, incidental sound tracking music at its best. This is a great bass heavy rhythmic track that is almost like a slowed down and out of tune piece from ‘Quartermass and the Pit’. Yet it still has the gravitas to hold its own as a section of a cinematic score. Similarly with Clint Mansell’s work on Duncan Jones’ ‘Moon’, this music is unsettling and suits the subject matter perfectly. Essential listening in my humble opinion.

BEAK> will perform the following shows later this year:

MAY

Sat 28 Villette Sonique Paris, France

JUNE

Thurs 2 ATP Stage at Primavera Barcelona, Spain

Wed 8 Beaches Brew Ravenna, Italy

Fri 10 ATP Stage at Primavera Porto, Portugal

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BEAK> can be found at their Bandcamp, Facebook or at Invada records website. They also tweet as @BeakBristol.

All words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive.

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