beacon: music to... plan your escape

The Ghostly International New York duo travel through tracks from Moiré, Midland, Kode 9 and Nicolas Jaar with their music to plan your escape. Press play.

by James Hutchins
04 March 2016, 1:10pm

Beacon's music shakes up the senses with sheer power. With tracks that soar with beaming synths and others that roll deep and brood, the band's music conjures up emotion like few can. The Ghostly international signed, Brooklyn based duo who are known to their mothers as Thomas Mullarny III and Jacob Gosset, combine sweet celestial synth lines, smooth tranquil r&b vocals and thundering bass all made with a sweeping undercurrent of darkness, drawing on influences from artists like Underworld and labels like Warp.

The duo continue their hot streak with their second album for Ghostly, Escapements. The title of the album is taken from clock mechanics; as escapements are time keeping regulators made to transfer energy as a constant pace, Mullarey explains "was attracted to this concept because of the entropy it implies." "Friction and changes in amplitude over time mean every escapement, no matter how well crafted, will lose its accuracy and effectively slow down time via its own decay." This theme is delicately explored through the bands music and lyrics with now we stop time and press play on their exclusive i-D mix.

With their music to plan your escape to, the duo venture through the realms of house, techno and beyond as they drift through tracks from Moiré, Midland, Kode 9, Blawan and Nicolas Jaar before finally escaping with the sounds of Dalhous. Press play.

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