The Beast of Bodmin Moor
Boston-based experimental electronic musician Doug Bielmeier releases his new album Beast of Bodmin Moor on Labor Day, 2019 (09/02/19).The album features collaborations with composer and media artist Michael Drews, composer and performer Eric Salazar, and Boston-based digital glitch artist Allison Tanenhaus.
The album contains 7 tracks featuring deep drone/ambient landscapes, beat driven electronica, a chorale work, and features Bielmeier performing on processed lap steel and vocals. The album is thematic named after the phantom wild cat purported to live in Cornwall, England. Bodmin Moor became a center of purported sightings after 1978, with occasional reports of mutilated slain livestock; the alleged panther-like cats of the same region came to be popularly known as the Beast of Bodmin Moor. The Beast is an allegory for fear in our daily lives and how it effects our decisions, society, and purpose. The album sonically explores the states of anxiety, uncertainty, hope, and transfiguration.