Category: lo-fi

Escaping perfectionism with Beat Ratio

In this age of iPods and file sharing, music as a physical, tangible medium seems to be on the verge of extinction. And with it, the limitations that once forced artists to work “harder” to create music. The first release from London based Beat Ratio is a reaction against the ease of this new way of working and the (sometimes useless) perfectionism that comes with it. Working exclusively “out of the box” with the aid of a cassette four track and drum machines, this project is an attempt to “craft” songs in a more organic way. The limitations imposed by the tape medium are used as a stimulus for creativity rather than a way to give a lo-fi quality. Plasticrane is very proud to release the first Beat Ratio EP with two songs, “Island in the City” and “Monkey Girl”. Enjoy and stay tuned.

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