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Beacon's "Marion" Single

April 29, 2017

Beacon

In the spirit of springtime and in the afterglow of an appearance with Tycho at Coachella, Beacon have shared a new single. It’s the first glimpse of what’s been happening in the New York duo’s studio since 2016 LP, Escapements.

At the heart of “Marion” is a hammered dulcimer. The percussive, stringed instrument—an ancient ancestor of the piano—acts as the composition’s harmonic and dynamic guide. Samples ebb and flow, projecting into the mix at moments of brightness and clarity. Other times they recede beneath Mullarney’s crystalline voice and a bed of feathery, pneumatic production. This is the mode in which Beacon have always thrived: wistful amidst pulsing electronics and soft-washed hues.

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