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A trio crafting dense and atmospheric music inspired by dub, Krautrock, and the Beach Boys, BEAK> feature Portishead producer/multi-instrumentalist Geoff Barrow, bassist Billy Fuller, and keyboardist Matt Williams. Fuller and Williams are also members of Fuzz Against Junk and Team Brick, respectively, both bands that are signed to Barrow's Invada Records imprint. The trio got its beginning at a jam session during Invada's 2008 Christmas party, then began playing as BEAK> early in 2009. They recorded their debut album in 12 days with a strict set of rules: the trio members recorded all of their parts in the same room, and no overdubbing was allowed. BEAK> arrived in fall 2009 via Ipecac in the U.S. and Invada in the U.K., just before the group made its official live debut at the Ten Years of ATP Festival. That year, Barrow met and signed the German political journalist turned post-punk singer Anika, with whom Beak> recorded her 2010 eponymous debut album. He also kept busy with a number of other Invada-related projects, including Quakers, an underground hip-hop collective, and Drokk, a collaboration with composer Ben Salisbury inspired by the long-running comic strip Judge Dredd. Quakers' self-titled album and Drokk: Music Inspired by Mega-City One both arrived in early 2012, shortly before a new Beak> album, >>, was released. Later that year, the band issued a split single with DD/MM/YYYY. The group returned in 2015 with the BEAK> <KAEB EP, a split release with their "alter ego" incarnation that also featured rapper/producer Jonwayne; BEAK>'s score to the psychological drama Couple in a Hole also arrived that year. ~ Heather Phares
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  2.   I Know
  3.   Battery Point
  4.   Iron Acton
  5.   Liar
  6.   Kidney
  7.   Ears Have Ears
  8.   Elevator
  9.   Wulfstan II
  10.   Meader
  11.   Yatton
  12.   Kenn
  13.   Deserters
  14.   Ham Green
  15.   Spinning Top
  16.   Broken Window
  17.   Barrow Gurney
  18.   Eggdog
  19.   The Gaol
  20.   Pill
  21.   Backwell
  22.   The Cornubia
  23.   Flax Bourton
  24.   Ladies' Mile
  25.   Mono
  26.   Blagdon Lake
  27.   Dundry Hill
  28.   Angry Mother of Bones
  29.   Hands Collide
  30.   Men at Arms
  31.   Billions of Eyes
  32.   The Weight and Time
  33.   When We Fall
  34.   There's No One

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