BEAST – Ens (Ltd. Clear LP+MP3)

Image: 1621452 On November 9th, 2018, Koen Holkamp (of Mountains) will release his Thrill Jockey debut as BEAST, entitled Ens. Crafted leading up to and after the birth of Koen’s frst child, Ens is a profoundly intimate and heartfelt journey into the composer’s psyche. BEAST reins in his sprawling sound with new resolve, crafting tightly constructed pieces of engaging and ecstatic beauty. BEAST’s initial releases simply titled Vol 1 & Vol 2 were performance-centric limited editions and were directly linked to a series of visual environments Holtkamp created with 3D laser projections. As a purely studio project, Ens takes on a more precise and contemplative approach, utilizing fnely tuned virtual instruments to create a wealth of beautiful, idyllic textures. The simple beauty of Holtkamp’s music explains the recent surge in interest of both his solo material and Mountains’ albums, via popular ambient and electronic playlists. As BEAST, Holtkamp has nimbly altered his process of creating dense, immersive music. Ens stands as not only the culmination of his newfound methods, but also a deeply personal moment. In crafting the graceful and passionate sonic tapestries into compact compositions, BEAST’s Ens masterfully melds the earthbound and the ethereal.

1. Paprika Shorts
2. Color Feel
3. Boketto
4. Edb
5. Staren
6. Miniature
7. For Otto

BEAST is Koen Holtkamp of Mountains, his duo with
fellow Thrill Jockey Artist, Brendan Anderegg
Ens is Beast’s Thrill Jockey debut, a visually inspired
ensemble of rhythmic, electronic pieces
Beast previous LPs Vol 1 and Vol 2 were extremely limited
and quickly sold out
LP version pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged with free
download coupon.
CD version packaged in mini-LP style envelope.
“Holtkamp and Anderegg deliver a kind of 21st century
folk music – one that’s immersed in the aesthetics of
modern technology yet retains a very natural, very
approachable sound. Absolutely gorgeous music and a
massive recommendation.” – Boomkat
“[Koen Holtkamp] shows that one can create process live
or in the studio and the results point to the same thing:
a world worth listening to. At the very least, Holtkamp’s
world certainly is. So get to it. (But take your time once
you get there.)” - Line of Best Fit
“Koen Holtkamp’s primary directive is to make your
journey through inner space both safe and enlightening.”
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