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BEACH HEART

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF
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Vous avez dit Chillwave ? Isaac Mingo de BEACH HEART s'en charge avec "Feels like the sun". Vous avez dû remarquer ce côté lo-fi qui erre en arrière-plan sans vraiment s'exprimer, si vous appréciez ce style alors BEACH HEART peut aussi le faire avec ce second morceau "sky shatters". - LA MUSIQUE ELECTRO-PÉPÈRE


Al parecer, este músico de San Francisco ha llamado bastante la atención en la última semana. Con sólo dos singles (el primero de ellos con casi 6000 reproducciones, y éste con alrededor de 900) recién publicados en su página de Soundcloud, Isaac Mingo, con su combinación de Shoegaze, Glo-Fi y Witch House, parece, por el momento, ser uno de los artistas a prometer en los anteriores ámbitos para este acutal y cambiante 2012. Presentamos a BEACH HEART.

Lo primero que noté al revisar su perfil, fue un apartado en el que se especifica la frase “i don’t own a microphone“. Esto viene a ser reafirmado en los 5:39 minutos que dura el single que estamos presentando. ¿Por qué? Pues tal vez sea para presumir que las grabaciones Lo-Fi siguen siendo aceptadas, y que poco a poco van acaparando más y más territorio en la escena musical independiente. Podemos encontrar, además, bellas progresiones y acordes provechosamente logrados; teclados bien manejados, acompañados de algunos samples contenidos en una cierta atmósfera de sonidos sintéticos, un tanto sinuosa y complicada, pero muy fresca y hasta emotiva. Una joya para los amantes de lo inescrutable. Bien, Isaac. - Matinée as Hell


As soon as ‘Sky Shatters’ was uploaded to soundcloud, one gentlemanly comment emerged: “I like it, but the vocals clip, maybe re-record it…”

The response: “It’s supposed to clip.”

The intention, in fact, according to San Francisco’s Beach Heart, is for the track to be “pretty inaudible all around”. So yeah, the vocals go outside of their parameters, as do the sky-reaching synths. But the end result is undeniably pretty, even if the goal was to produce the complete opposite. With both the abrasiveness of a Knife-influenced Witch House act and the escapist glow of a glo-fi purveyor, it’s the mix of sour and sweet, harsh and warm, that makes the song as intriguing as it is. - Music Fan's Mic


Within 10 seconds of pressing play I was hooked. By the time the track stretched to its four-minute mark I was already engrossed in a rampant Google search. I needed to know, Who? When? and most importantly Where?… can I hear more music that is. To my dismay, I did not discover much, however I did find out Beach Heart is based in San Francisco.

“Sky Shatter” is fucking incredible. The production reaches another level of greatness. The soaring synths & inaudible vocals have me transfixed. To make it all better, the track is available for free downland via Soundcloud. - Sound on Mars


I’m wrapping up a week spent being besotted with Isaac Mingo’s music by posting a brand new track of his. Earlier on, I’d been basking in the twisted, haunting sound of ‘Sky Shatters’, but now we’re all subjected to a warmer glow, one that rejoices in simplicities rather than mystery. Mingo’s voice is clearer, the beat is more conventional and the elevated synths go hand in hand with what most passers by might tag as a “chillwave” effort. ‘Feels Like The Sun’ is not all cuddly, beach-affiliated warmth, though. Take its dark closing section as an example. Once more, we’re given slight hints as to Mingo’s more sinister side. - Music Fan's Mic


BE?CH HE?RT is the moniker of Isaac Mingo who just dropped “Feels Like the Sun”. Hailing from the warm state of San Francisco, it kind of makes sense because everything, from the name of the track to the sound coming out of it exudes the kind of warmth and haziness you’d expect from a hot day on the beach. Just the fuzzed-out vocal stylings alone bolsters the ability to completely melt your brain away much like the sounds of the circuit-melting breakdown—it’s that effective. For more sounds from him, skip on over to Soundcloud after you grab his new cut down below. - Hearing Gold


Discography

Feels Like the Sun Single (streaming on SoundCloud)
Sky Shatters Single (streaming on SoundCloud)

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Bio

BEACH HEART consists of just Isaac Mingo and a laptop. Mingo currently resides in San Francisco, CA, but is a Louisville, KY native. He is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with classical training and an ear for pretty sounds.

BEACH HEART was started as an experiment, to see if he could duplicate the music of Chillwave acts such as Washed Out, Ducktails, Panda Bear, Toro Y Moi, and STRFCKR. What came of this experiment was something much greater than mere imitation.

His first single, "Sky Shatters" was picked up by several electronic music blogs within 24 hours of its upload, and garnered such praises as "The production reaches another level of greatness. The soaring synths & inaudible vocals have me transfixed. (Sound on Mars)", and "...the end result is undeniably pretty... (Music Fan's Mic)".

Within a week, Mingo completed a second single, "Feels Like the Sun," and had received singing offers from two different independent labels.

Today, BEACH HEART is still an artist without a label to call home. Every track is made with careful thought and planning, and a meticulous eye for detail. The sound is unique, and still developing. In a sea of Chillwave artists following a defined line, BEACH HEART swims against the flow, and is sure to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.