Alec Berlin’s latest release will take you a couple of plays to truly appreciate it. Beat Confabulator (All Night on the Floor) is a hybrid of progressive jazz and alternative rock. It is groovy, it is tight, and most importantly, it is meticulously written and produced. The guitar riffs boast of overdriven octave tones amidst a hairy bassline that compliments the drummer’s groove.
Beat Confabulator is progressive at its core. With one section seamlessly blending into the next, it is sure to keep you banging (your head) all night on the floor. The production quality of the music is noteworthy, with pristine highs and deep pulsating lows. The compressed tonal characteristics of the soundtrack work well with the dynamic range that the track presents its listeners with.
Berlin’s music is centred primarily around his guitar. His gritty guitar tone cuts through the mix like a hot knife on butter. The New york city artist has proved once again that when it comes to the six strings, he is sure to turn a few heads. In addition, the upbeat and in-your-face nature of the soundtrack would work well as a score for any dramatic chase sequence which incorporates a number of twists and turns in its narrative. Movies like Rush Hour and TV series like The Walking Dead come to mind.
In conclusion, Beat Confabulator (All night on the floor), is a must-listen for fans of progressive music. Especially if you’re a blues/jazz guitar player who likes it dirty. An excellent piece of articulate songwriting venturing into the realms of prog and psychedelia, Alec Berlin has proven why he is a true maestro.