Beautiful Bells “Douglass”**
What exactly it is that makes the sound of dying machines and faintly organized noise […]
What exactly it is that makes the sound of dying machines and faintly organized noise so appealing is not easy to pinpoint, but it’s hard to deny our attraction to the sorts of vibrant collages produced by artists like Beautiful Bells (a.k.a. drummer, composer, multimedia artist Justin Peake). “Douglass,” a selection from Peake’s forthcoming One Cent Piece album for Moodgadget, is a fine example of such, its interwoven layers of manipulated chords, loping hiss, and limitless echoes hanging languidly atop the tune’s modest drum programming. Beautiful Bells’ upcoming LP drops on August 13, but in the meantime, “Douglass” is here to serve as an arresting and inviting taste of what’s to come.