Beat Detectives – In A Bog
With In A Bog, Beat Detectives’ second offering of 2019 (following street-beat and candyfloss vocal odyssey Nefertiti Abstract Movie on their own NYPD Records); the Bog, BK-based twosome channel their most psychedelic potential into two garbled long-form electro-ambient passages, sonic snatches smoothed together like mutated driftwood bobbing for eons in our littered oceans. Musty, manic beats occasionally surface amongst the staggering synths, the specific and soporific voice of Alison Knowles with her “California Sandals” recording mediating the shore-side scraps. More feet-stirring opportunities lay on the b-side, interspersed with placidly buoyant hand drums, smizing fourth-world blooper and indecisive voice shavings eventually betiding a spaced-out guitar-riding new surf rock conclusion. The mind expands in unexpected ways. Presented by taste-makers and wave-breakers Goaty Tapes.