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Published: 2012/10/30

Lotus’ Jesse Miller Confirms New Beard-o-Bees Release

Lotus bassist/composer Jesse Miller has been performing and releasing electronic oriented remixes and original music as Beard-o-Bees for the past two years. On November 12, he will release Imperfect Grid, a six-track collection of original music.

According to Miller, “Imperfect Grid is built upon melodies, bass lines and sounds crafted using Miller’s analog synthesizer collection and meticulously edited to create dance-oriented electronic music. Tracks such as ‘Juneau Empire’ contrast catchy synth hooks with quick cuts over a four to the floor beat while ‘Lomi’ is a cinematic piece of minimalism built on a deep, gritty two-step beat and expanding with layers of piano, cello and glockenspiel. For live performances Beard-o-Bees takes “button pushing” to a whole new level using several grid controllers (grids of LED buttons – such as the Monome) and his own custom designed MAX software to play parts in real time, build beats, manipulate and mix sounds.”

Miller has confirmed a series of dates in support of the project. Those Beard-o-Bees live shows include:

November 21 21 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Grimace Federation)

December 1 Kingdom – Richmond, VA (w/ Grimace Federation)

December 5 Wonder Bar – Boston, MA (w/ Archnemesis)

December 6 Stella Blues – New Haven, CT (w/ Archnemesis)

December 8 River St. Jazz Café – Wilkes-Barre, PA (w/ Mahattan Project)

Here’s a look at the album’s tracks

1. Tech Arts
2.Juneau Empire 04:33
5. Lomi
6.Dimmer Switch

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