Beatbox is the earth-shattering classic from a band that changed the game, emerging from the underground with a template that would redefine pop culture in the decade since its release. From Nicolas Winding Refns Bronson (Digital Versicolor) to HBOs Westworld (Candy Castle) & more, Beatbox has spray-painted culture with its vivacious shades of pink & blue. Ida Nos transcendent vocals & Johnny Jewels beautiful musical objects rebooted the system. Across Beatbox, Ida No & Johnny Jewel conjure up unabashedly uplifting dance cuts, drenched in versicolor sweat that shimmers glamorously in the reflection of the aura of divine disco energy.
On songs like the unbridled bliss of Beatific, & Etheric Device, humid, minimal synthesizers & a bouncy rhythm machine create giant, intergalactic bliss from but a few atoms; a polished sophistication from raw elements. Candy Castle is a cascade of synths & sparkling horns that blast glitter into your headspace, while Rolling Down the Hills spills over with sexy struts of Studio 54 extravagance.
Life After Sundown is an audio cinema of electric disco, powered by an enchanting exoticism with slightly eerie overtones. The tension gives way to Glass Candys popular cover of Kraftworks Computer Love, which takes the pioneering bands masterpiece & sends it into the stratosphere, where space trips & dazzle ships bend your perceptions across dimensions.
The vivid instrumental Last Nite I Met a Costume is filmic tension, evocative & beautiful in the terrifying suspense it creates neon lights getting brighter only to melt, our masks dissolving so were ready for the transformation Ida & Johnny bring via Digital Versicolor, one of their most iconic numbers. A simple, emphatic drum beat keeps pace for a blistering cascade of arpeggios, bright synths & Idas energetic mantras, blasting a rainbow of shades & tones that explode their palette into a powder that rains down on the masses.
Beatbox is unmitigated ecstasy, unbridled fun, unrestrained beauty, & the most authentic form of our purest selves.