The Beegles - 'Sly'
The return of the Beegles in 2021 has seen the group unleash their first new music in over four years. Singles ‘Dog’ and ‘Dope’ have showcased the project’s ambitious and bold new direction, signalling their departure from the dream-pop and psych roots they were known for, in favour of an entirely unique sound. ‘Sly’ further pushes those ambitions and solidifies the project as a cerebral and uncompromising experimental act.
The album ranges from minimalist, spoken-word musings, to prolonged & challenging electronic instrumentals, each track its own unique composition. The music is introspective and pensive, but open and accessible, inviting the listener to jump in and embrace the experience.
The Beegles as a group has taken many different forms in its 9-year existence but continues to live on today as the recording moniker of Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Ash Briody. ‘Sly’ was written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Ash in his home studio, and mastered by the legendary Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control).
Of the album, Ash says “It was a bit like pulling up a magnifying glass to some of the more common aspects of life. Whether that be the environment, the city, the body, or the mind. I haven’t really released any instrumental music before, and that was a big part of it for me. I wanted to rely less on lyrics and express a language so the listener could bring their own perspective to it. At its core, each song was an experiment that organically grew into a collection that became this record.”