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|Eighty Mile Beach|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
With their roots firmly planted in jazz, the electronica duo of Eighty Mile Beach--Beth Custer and Christian Jones--isn't afraid of a little experimentation. Thus, Inclement Weather--the group's genre-melding debut--doesn'... more »
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With their roots firmly planted in jazz, the electronica duo of Eighty Mile Beach--Beth Custer and Christian Jones--isn't afraid of a little experimentation. Thus, Inclement Weather--the group's genre-melding debut--doesn't discriminate in its influences. Custer's vocals remind one of Suzanne Vega, while backing instrumentation ranges from funky acid jazz to hip-hop breaks. Some of the Bay Area's best jazz artists help the pair out (guitarist Will Bernard, saxophonist Ralph Carney, and didgeridooist Stephen Kent), and the results are surprisingly effective. Aside from the occasional clichéd lyric (which acid-jazz song doesn't have these?), there's a lot going on here. At its best moments, the album's minimalist tracks, such as "Sparse Moments Sublime" and "That Modest Prize," are largely reminiscent of Dos, the classic dueling-bass jazz-rock duo of Mike Watt and wife Kira Roessler. --Jason Verlinde
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My pick for #1 record of 1998.
joel davis (firstname.lastname@example.org | Boulder, Colorado, USA | 12/03/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eighty Mile Beach's "Inclement Weather" is the perfect mix of all things eclectic, and I can't think of a 1998 release that pleased and moved me more than this one. Beth Custer is one of the most innovative artists making music today (check out her solo album, "The Shirt I Slept In"). This is a listening treat for all occasions."
joel davis (email@example.com | 09/27/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I don't really know how to decribe this one, but I like it. There are times when some of the tracks seem like noodly filler, but others are a soothing chill out blend of female vocals, synthy keyboards and percussion, and clarinet. I fully expect great(er) things from this duo in the future..."
John M Flora | Brookland, AR United States | 07/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered it on an eclectic Internet radio station and ordered it on the strength of one track. I wasn't disappointed. I've listened to my copy more times and I can count and still enjoy the quirky, innovative music. I almost bought a diggerydoo because of it."