The Beat Freaks
It was at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries that the first mentions of the „Difference Engine” – the progenitor of today’s computers – appeared. No one had thought then that almost 200 years later it would fascinate four young artists from Szczecin (Poland), who would draw inspiration from the rich current of Steampunk culture.
Progressive visions straight from the era of steam engine and engineering development combined with musical sensitivity and lyricism create a mixture as surprising as it is thrilling. The rhythm that is the basis of existence and progress has become the starting point for the world of melodious stories and unbridled improvisations, to which the musicians of The Beat Freaks invite.
Melodious, thrilling compositions against the backdrop of an irregular rhythm and elaborate forms are the place from where the musicians go into the world of open improvisations and searches.
Stay Calm – new cd
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Just know that once in a while, it might pay to indeed, stay calm, step back, and let The Beat Freaks take everyone for a ride. Spend too much time fixated on any one moment and the rest of a fabulously written album will pass right by.
Kira Grunenberg (Downbeat)