Beefcake ‎– In Medias Res

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Hymen Records ‎– ¥024
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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A1 Untitled 3:58
A2 Untitled 4:15
B1 Untitled 4:03
B2 Untitled 5:28

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Plays at 45 RPM

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  • Matrix / Runout: Y024 A-1 beefcake. in media res. a MPO
  • Matrix / Runout: Y024 B-1 beefcake. in media res. b MPO

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12. Mai 2012
Not sure if these are the titles or not - the only other writing on this release seems to be a quote from VICTOR HUGO.
I seem to remember praising the album to high heavens, and now, at least getting around to hearing the vinyl 12" I reinforce my view that BEEFCAKE are truly something special. The appeal, I feel, lies in their ability to be both commercially adept and somehow out of step with the mainstream simultaneously. If you had to mark boundries to claim your work was eclectic, then BEEFCAKE would be worn out before they started. Curiously the closest comparison, for mood rather than sound, would be the first release by ART OF NOISE where they managed to comfortably juxtapose "Moments In Love" with the more harsh, in-yer-face electronic beat pieces. The gulf between these two creative forces isn't so vast, it's just that attitudes have changed, artists are less over-awed and enamoured by sampling, and the zeitgeist has simply moved on a few clicks. AON started fairly obscure, despite ZTT's best efforts - BEEFCAKE are doing the same. There's no guarantee that they'll get more than a handful of beans to show for their brilliance, but it's a stupid society who'd let them just drift into the night. BEEFCAKE are a force - make no mistake about it.

What probably makes their music so good is the deft way they jump between genres - mix and match - and never seem to be straining to achieve their aims. Here you'll find soft, almost romantic electronica, a more distorted hardcore cousin, the most playful Drum 'n' Bass you're ever likely to stumble across (giving hope that the genre may find new breath, new blood, and ultimately new hope).

It's rare you come across artists you know deep in your viscera should become stars. BEEFCAKE fit the category and deserve the status. A pity, then, that life rarely works out that way.

Originally reviewed for Metamorphic Journeyman.