Brooklyn duo Beacon, born into the world individually as Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gossett introduced themselves to the public in a big way last year with the ‘No Body’ and ‘For Now’ EPs, both on Ghostly International which found their way into many a record bag after release . The EPs were united by minimalist, R&B-influenced instrumentation without sacrificing their lyrical motifs they claimed “served as meditations on the darkness that underpins the most intense of human emotions: love.” Deep stuff. So we were pleased to hear that the philosophical pairing were set to follow up their two brooding EP’s with a debut album named ‘The Ways We Separate’ that promises to both advance the story and concept of their previous efforts and consolidates these ideas. The album seeks to focus on, as the title suggests, on the idea of separation — both within the context of relationships and in a more intimate, psychological sense. As Mullarney explains, “The narrative contained inside ‘The Ways We Separate’ deals with two kinds of separation: one where two entities grow apart, and the other where we grow apart from ourselves. Over the course of a relationship, the two sometimes happen together, one being the result of the other.”
So as we leave the month of Valentines Day and all the pseudo-mushiness that comes with it we can prepare for an audile treat that examines one of the cores of our existence.
‘The Ways We Separate’ is due for release Date 29-April-2013 on Ghostly International