If you don’t know, Beck is my favorite musician. He has been for a good 3 years now. Every time he releases new music I get really, really excited, because it’s good 100% of the time and he hasn’t released a legit “album” since I think 2007 or 2008. He can do no wrong in my eyes. C’mon man. I need a new album. Or at least something of length, not just a single (singles are still widely accepted, though).
SO, when I found out that he put out a 21 minute remix of Philip Glass’ work , I didn’t know what to think at first. JUST KIDDING. I knew it was going to be amazing, and it is. It’s a sonic journey across Philip Glass’ monumental works of minimalism which has been chopped up and put into Beck’s musical universe. This song apparently contains 20 different Glass compositions, all distorted into a beautiful continuum where he puts strains of his own vocals over the loops, along with wispy ghosts of vocals over some nice piano. The movement sways in and out of focus, letting room for occasional interludes to break up the cathedral of ice that Beck has molded out of Glass’ intricate works. It’s a moving experience, the end is totally worth it to stick around for.
Check it out below. It’s going to be on a Philip Glass Remix album featuring Dan Deacon, Tyondai Braxton (presently of Battles), Memory Tapes, Nosaj Thing, Amon Tobin, and many more!
Have a wonderful day, everyone.