Beats Antique’s “Blind Threshold”

Today, Oakland-based electronic/world music trio Beats Antique released their third album, Blind Threshold. Zoe Jakes, David Satori and Sidecar Tommy are pushing into uncharted sonic territory once again. Their new record is rich with contributions from various performers, namely our very own Mer, whose violin and theremin work is present on several tracks, including “Vardo“, “Rising Tide“, “Grandstand” and “Miss Levine“. That last song is a haunting tribute to the band’s friend Breanna Levine; she unexpectedly passed away a few months ago.

The 14 tracks on the self-released album include, in the band’s words, “vaporous violins and Danny Elfman-esque dementia; glitchy, laser-guided harmonica provided by Blues Traveler frontman John Popper; and two very different vocal tracks that range between restless pop hooks provided by singer songwriter LYNX, to the vibrant Eastern European folk melodies of New York vocalist Eva Salina. All wrapped up into an intricate collection of orchestral textures, heavy beats and sub bass. The new album was mastered by the great producer TIPPER with art and design by Andrew Jones and photography by Sequoia Emmanuelle.”

Preview the entire album below, and download it here.

6 Responses to “Beats Antique’s “Blind Threshold””

  1. Tertiary Says:

    oh yes indeedy.

    I will forever see the fluttering stomach of Ms. Jakes when I hear that stuttering bass.

  2. Jerem Morrow Says:

    I see lots of “world music”y stuff infused with electronic glitchy bits, but rarely done so well. Niyaz and Ekova, come to mind, but I really can’t think of others, besides Beats Antique, I’d recommend. Good to see they’re still at it.

  3. Cjrpos Says:

    This is lovely, thank you.

  4. Bija Says:

    beautiful video of Bre.
    amongst a family that prides themselves on being so tight..
    makes you think.we never know where anyone else is standing.

  5. Daniel Says:

    Well, Beats Antique can thank you for at least one Amazon MP3 album sale.

  6. Vivacious G Says:

    Beautiful and refreshing ear pleasure. WANT.