This set never lent itself to the vinyl format, anyway. A minute odyssey, The Three EPs is suited to uninterrupted listening. These crackling, chameleonic EPs still seem to hold secrets, surprising and confounding in equal measure. A lot has changed in 20 years, but the very existence of the Beta Band—four rave-damaged, dub-inflected, spacecase pop savants, briefly given the keys to the kingdom—is still enough to spin your head.
Yet the Betas are precisely the kind of band the risk-averse majors would likely never sign now. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I cannot even find Beta Band on vinyl at my local record stores, but Amazon can get it to me same day?! My mind is blown. Products search. My Account Logout. Available for the first time on deluxe vinyl. With the release of his seventh solo album, Late Night Laments , Tim Bowness explores global tensions and considers how musicians can best foster mutual understanding in times of social unrest.
It's much too stark. But there's something riveting about the way Olsen coos to herself that's soft and comforting. Your transaction is secure. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission.
Learn more. Ships from plaidroomrecords Sold by plaidroomrecords. Ships from. Sold by. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. Patty Patty Sound. Overall, this is an excellent disc. It'll probably take a while to get into, but there's such a unique mix of music here, and every song has at least one excellent groove, that I imagine anyone who can deal with some manner of non-metal music could eventually find some way to like it, if not love it.
It bears repeated listening, too, if only because there's pretty much always something else to try concentrating on. As a matter of fact, as I'm typing this, I'm listening to The House Song , a track I thought I knew quite well, and for what seems like the first time I'm really noticing the nonsensical pseudo-rap that comes in around three minutes in.
The Beta Band are still very much together, by the way, in fact, if all goes well, I could be seeing them live sometime this year , but I haven't heard anything else by them, so I have no benchmark to judge this album against. Still, I'd urge people to check them out in fact, I have once already, but I don't know if anyone actually did. The only thing about The Three EPs which prevents me giving it 4.
Recommended track: Dry the Rain , if only because it's the first song I heard by them, and the one which persuaded me to check out The Three EPs further. I think it's actually one of their simpler songs despite the presence of trumpets , but it's just so good.
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