New Audio: Introducing the Moodily Atmospheric Synth Pop of The Beat Escape

The Beat Escape is a rather mysterious Montreal-based DJ and production duo and their latest single “Seeing Is Forgetting” is an atmospheric and moody track in which cascading layers of shimmering synths, swirling electronics, shimmering guitar chords and hauntingly ethereal vocals and harmonies are paired with a motorik groove consisting of propulsive bass lines and persistent drum programming. And while evoking waking from a particularly vivid dream — the sort in which you can’t quite tell what was a dream or what was real; the song sonically owes a debt to 80s synth pop and contemporary dream pop.