A lot of times I do these premieres and exclusives having no prior exposure to the bands we are hosting. This is neither good nor bad, because it allows me to come in unbiased with a fresh ear and examine the music for what it really is to see whether or not it’s worth talking about. Most of the time, it is, especially since the people sending me stuff to check out know and understand my taste well. Beak play a really awesome brand of post-metal and fortunately for us, the are releasing a new video for “Souls In Streams” off their latest album. Check it out!
The song is really rad, and even has a super cool 70s prog rock section towards the middle of it with some super cool keyboard parts that sound straight out of the early days of progressive rock music. Jason Goldberg from Beak themselves gave us some more insight on the song and its accompanying video:
Beak, as the monumental, slow heaving beast that at least we perceive our own entity to be, don’t perceive the protraction of time to be the decimation of (its) significance. The concept of “Souls In Streams” host album ‘Let Time Begin’ may nod to the smallest fragment of time, not to mention the mere advent of it, but everything after that is forever, until the grand swallow of entropy bottlenecks it down to a pinpoint and creates it all once more. “Souls In Streams” as a song, is a significant moment in time. If it did not exist, it would have no affect in the course of history. Being that it does, let this video stand as a visual addendum to the album. That said, the song has inspired the video in its own course of time.
Beak’s follow up single from their first full-length Let Time Begin, Souls In Streams, lyrically deals with the moment just before an envious soul enters the material world; the dead looking in on the living with contempt before leaping into the fray, observing the cycle of matter taking ultimate form and then disintegrating back to nothingness. In the video, we see an antagonist as an abettor of entropy, procuring chaos and nudging along the next universal cycle by burning down his own milieu. The video uses ultra slow-motion footage of combustion and projections of the vocalist’s face back onto himself.