Beat Connection – The Palace Garden

January 01, 1970

(Moshi Moshi


Perhaps the
reputed grey skies of Seattle
influenced this electronic group to dream of sunnier pastures and they
transformed their longing into songs of lush, airy, and tropical tinged dance
beats. Beat Connection – who expanded from a duo consisting of Jordan Koplowitz
and Reed Juenger to include Tom Eddy (vocals) and Jarred Katz (drums) –
maintain their luminous disposition on second release, The Palace


An eclectic mix
of tracks from vocal free, aerial sounds to trance laced beats with minimal
words to shining bliss, the record evolves
from one song to the next; one may not believe that the single “Palace Garden,
4am” and “Think Feel” emerged from the same album. The two epitomize the
separate sonic paths that merge effortlessly on Garden: the former’s an upbeat, lighthearted affair, while the
latter possesses a sophisticated, smooth, laid back beat enhanced by the genteel
vocals of Chelsey Scheffe.


Where else but
on The Palace Garden can a chorus
such as “Oh well, I guess that’s life/You can’t pick out the pieces that you
don’t like” flow so brightly. A great return, Garden is a glimpse into the creative range this
talented group has to offer.


DOWNLOAD: “Think Feel,” “En Route” APRIL S. ENGRAM

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