Monday, August 22, 2016

Dead Frequencies: A Tribute to the Soundscapes of Jack Devo


     I know that the readers of Bring That Beat Back enjoyed (and miss) the many excellent write ups Jack Devo contributed to this blog, as well as sharing, like myself, a feeling of gratitude to him for fathering this site and creating an outlet for so much great music and information. But aside from his fantastic writing which eloquently conveyed a true passion and love of music, Jack is also a beat maker himself and I felt it was long overdue that I use the very site he created to shine a spotlight on some of my favourite Devo beats. From surreal and sublimely beautiful compositions, like "Lowlands" to the dark, sinister ambient soundscapes found on Dead Frequencies II, to the pulsing electronica on Intention Jack has covered a lot of ground sonically and continues to produce to this day. Please take the time to check out a few selections and if you enjoy them, check out his Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages. While he has (hopefully temporarily) retired from writing on this site, he still uses music as a medium for expression and you're missing out if you haven't checked out his work.

1 comment:

  1. I missed all those now unavailable albums of him... I didn't download all of them, but still keep one or two, what a pity!