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My Brilliant Beast


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Ethereal alternative pop

Status:

Band memebers seem to have moved on to other projects

See also:

My Brilliant Beast's MySpace page

Comparisons:

A more electronic Bel Canto, a dancier, earthier, more melody-based Cocteau Twins? Hex or An April March with a heavier beat and more hooks? Laika? (Neile)

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional covers

General comments:

Is this dance music? Not quite. Cocteau-ish? A little. Beautiful and beastly and ear candy, and a very promising start. They have a new disc in the works and it the few things they've released so far are any indication it will be well worth tracking down. More! I want more! (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Anything you can find!

Recordings:


my brilliant beast (ep)

Release info:

1995—Random Sound, 119 Spadina Ave Suite #705, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 2L—RSEP 8800

Availability:

Available in Canada

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for ethereal pop fans

Group members:

Julie—vocals
Jonathan—guitars,/samples
B!ron—noises/samples

Produced by:

B!ron

Comments:

Beautiful, beat-heavy music with great vocals, melodic hooks, and crafted sounds. Don't miss. (Neile)

definitely ectofare. (mjmjminla@yahoo.com)


nervous (single)

Release info:

1997—Random Sound (Canada)—RSEP 8800

Availability:

Hard to find

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Produced by:

B!ron

Comments:

You know how remixes bore me, right? Well, I find myself listening to this single, which has 3 remixes of the title track (plus two other songs) again and again.What's wrong with me? Well, it's not what's wrong with me but what's right with this band—damn catchy music which is great boppy anytime music, whether you want to listen closely and catch all the nuances or if you want something lively in the background. (Neile)

Further info:

The song "If You Tolerate This" by David Usher with My Brilliant Beast is available on the War Child Canada benefit album

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