Beanfield - "Seek", Compost
www.compost-records.com

In this world of cheap drum'n'bass and heartless techno, we get an oddity. Their name is Beanfield. What the German duo Beanfield accomplish [essentially made up of Michael Mettke & Jan Krause] I call soul'n'bass. On first listen, "Seek" may appear like yet another drum'n'bass record, but right from the get go, on "Chosen", which features Ernesto on very sad, very soulful vocals, we get a band that is cognizant of its purpose. They want to evoke some sort of a deeper meaning in their music, and they expect the listeners to share some feeling for their music as well. The grooves are deep; the rhythm is steady throughout the entire record. Beanfield go for the jugular when they use vocalists. Whether it's the scatting of Ernesto, the coarse sweetness of Bajka or the overall raw beauty of Marzenka, the Beanfield gang have a keen eye for vocalists. Even on instrumental tracks, the band has enough novel ideas to keep us interested for the duration. This is a record that will be enjoyed on the dance floor, as well as at home, on a rainy, dull day. The music is tight, the beats are smooth and the atmosphere is overwhelmingly optimistic. "Seek" your way to this record now!

Tom Sekowski


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