Beak> – KOSMIK MUSIK (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 21:32 minutes | 200 MB | Genre: Progressive Electronic, Krautrock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © INVADA Records
Two years in the making Kosmik Musik is a collaboration between artist Joe Currie, writer Ben Wheatley and musical group Beak>, who worked closely with the artists to provide a musical accompaniment for the graphic novel.
Kosmik Musik is melting pot of 2000ad, Metal Hurlant, Kirby tech, psychedelic 60s art, Doctor Who, Douglas Adams, Kraut Rock, Star Trek and Star Wars. A UK 70s English childhood basically.
The project comes with a sonic accompaniment by Beak> who have live dates on the horizon including Primavera Sound in LA.
It’s hard to think of a collaboration that could be a more perfect fit for Beak> than Kosmik Musik, the soundtrack to Joe Currie and Ben Wheatley’s graphic novel of the same name. Currie and Wheatley’s interstellar tale takes inspiration from 1970s and ’80s sci-fi ranging from Star Wars and Star Trek to Douglas Adams and Metal Hurlant, an aesthetic and era that the members of Beak> are more than familiar with based on their work together and separately (Geoff Barrow’s project Drokk was based on the long-running Judge Dredd stories that appeared in the comic anthology magazine 2000 A.D. in the late ’70s). This 21-minute, instrumental EP is both pure Beak> and innovative in its own way. A soundtrack to a reading experience isn’t quite the same as the score to a film or a television series, but Barrow and company create a mood that is indeed cosmically ear-catching without drawing too much attention to itself. Kosmik Musik’s dense riffs, low-slung bass lines, and spiraling synth arpeggios thread the needle between crafting a mood and making music that’s interesting in its own right so skillfully that calling this background music of the highest order is far from an insult. – Heather Phares
1-01. Beak> – KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 1) (02:35)
1-02. Beak> – KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 2) (03:14)
1-03. Beak> – KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 3) (02:16)
1-04. Beak> – KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 4) (02:04)
1-05. Beak> – KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 5) (03:58)
1-06. Beak> – KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 6) (02:54)
1-07. Beak> – KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 7) (04:28)