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pleasure

by boy eats drum machine

innovative beat-pop featuring some of portland's nastiest drummers. sultry vocals, original production, and beautiful handcrafted packaging make 'pleasure' a fun and nutritious way to suplement your independent musical needs.
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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1. Pleasure Theme Song
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2. Introduction B
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3. I'm An Angel Telling Lies
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4. Eunuch
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5. Introduction A
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6. Si(x)cuse Me
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7. The Taste of Your Mouth
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8. Let's Get Lost Sometime
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9. 5 - 0
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10. Stepping On Your Grave
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11. Sometimes You Wanna Go Where Noboby Knows Your Name
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Quarky indie rock in the vein of Barsuk Records (think John Vanderslice) gets a 10-count pin-down on the electropop dancefloor. a juicy mélange"
-village voice

"Poison control officials discover faint traces of Portishead, the Strokes, Peter Gabriel. Amazingly, nobody hurt."
-washington post

"11 tracks of pure heaven"
-northwest noise

"Ragel has a surprisingly soulful voice, like a less-polished, less-schmaltzy Seal"
-illinois entertainer

"unique and mesmerizing"
"something new and truly great"
-willamette week

"Pleasure is a big, complex electro-pop rocker with drums that skate between hiphop and post-rock while shifty bass slinks down booze alley, and singer Jonny Ragel's soulful, dead-serious voice switches between a gravely croon and a great, tremulous falsetto"
-portland mercury

"BEDM's infectious and ridiculously catchy synth-pop concoctions carry the giddy sugar rush of a dozen snow cones or a month full of sundaes."
-the stranger

"Easy to fall in love with, this is one unique piece of work from one severely gifted boy."
-75orless.com

"not only will you have it permanently stuck in your head — you’ll be happy about it"
-portland tribune

"“Pleasure” keeps you nodding from beginning to end."
-index509.com

"crisp beats, searing riffs and bouncy, infectious melodies"
-pdx magazine

"Those interested in looking will see that "Pleasure" lives up to its name"
-gotriad.com

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BEDM’s debut disc ‘pleasure’ features performances of some of portland’s most notorious drummers, including talkdemonic, danny seim of menomena, josh skins of systemwide, and charles neil of quivah. key tracks include crowd favorite "lets get lost sometime" (t-8), which delivers sensual lyrics over a bouncing new-wave chorus. "si(x)cuse me" (t-6) pairs a desperate vocal with dusty guitars not unlike the work of adrian utely of portishead, while "introduction B" (t-2) boasts a mean guitar hook and thorough showcase of ragel’s skills on the turntable. "eunuch" (t-4) makes being alone in the basement appealing with it's playful lines and dj dangermouse drum editing.

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Kate

Amazing and original
This CD is totally amazing and original. I love it!

DJ Lauro

Inspiring!
The samples on the songs are very cool. Let's get lost sometime is awesome! This album is very interesting and enjoyable to listen to. Listening to “Pleasure” is truly inspiring.

Jeanne Nesbitt

Great Live Show and Great CD
I bought this album at the Doug Fir show last week. I was impressed with the live performance. The ‘front man’ is charismatic and a great singer. I hoped the CD would be as good-usually either a band is decent live and the CD sucks--or visa versa. But I thought at a price of $7.00 why not buy it?! Well, I’m impressed. The CD is great. I’ve let my friends listen to it and they are equally impressed. You’ve got the makings of one of Portland’s best bands. Keep it up!

Tim


This album is a little bit “trip hop” a little bit “indie rock” and a whole lotta soul. I love it! We played it for our new year’s party and everyone was asking what CD we were playing. It was a real crowd pleaser. Everyone grooved to “Introduction B” and and danced to “Taste of Your Mouth” and “Eunuch.” This album stays in my heavy rotation. This will become a standard of Portland music for sure.

Nathaniel Wilson

Great album with cross-over appeal
This album is great! When I first heard BEDM’s new album “Pleasure” it reminded me a lot of Beck’s “Odelay”--less due to any direct similarity in sound and more because of BEDM’s cross-over appeal (mixing genres of pop, indie rock, and IDM) and BEDM’s eclecticism. Somehow, though, the whole thing comes together in a way that is fresh and enjoyable. I’m looking forward to more from BEDM in the future.

Erin Dawn

Fresh, Happy & Ultimately Lovely!
I absolutely NEEDED this album in life. Talk about a quick pick me up. My favorite has to be "let's get lost sometime" and I adore "the taste of your mouth." I want more of BEDM. I can't get enough. Blasting the CD the other day, my husband caught me in my socks and sliding around on the kitchen floor while doing the dishes...I told him the boy made me do it. This album is YUMMY!

Jose in Vegas

Great album. Like new stuff.
I have been listening since I first heard BEDM on MP3.COM back in 2002. I have been an addict ever since.

Audrey Loves Boy Eats Drum Machine

Looks and sounds delicious!
Sorry, I could not help myself on the food overtone--cause BEDM is just plain tasty! Several tracks are sure to be radio hits—Eunuch, Get Lost Sometime, Angel Telling Lies, Taste of Your Mouth, and Intro B all have “RADIO” written all over them. But lest that make some scoff—assuming that radio-ready means generic same old crap, that isn’t the case. The songs are radio-ready because the vocals are excellent, the song arrangements fantastic, and the music fresh and unique. I LOVE this album. It makes me dance, it makes me sway, it makes me groove. It makes me happy. This is a great original and powerful album!

Andrew

Pleasure is bright, hot (pink), and addictive
This album is solid, catchy, and very likable. I've got #21 of the first run and am hanging on to it. The more I listen, the more I find the hooks getting stuck in my head. If pop means it's addictive, then 'Pleasure' is one sweet piece of work. Buy it. You'll like it.

James Gill

A sonic pimp-slap to the apathetic
BEDM isn't just another electronica band, and Johnny R. isn't just another DJ mixing up beats. there's some startlingly fresh stuff going on here, and BEDM brings some sonic adventure to the oh-so-self-referential "electronica" sound.

and if that isn't enough to convince you, the vocals give Pleasure some balls and feeling that is too often missing from the genre. its like a aural pimp-slap to the apathetic.

The Taste of Your Mouth was my personal favorite, but you just might like them all.

buy this one, but move furniture to make room for dancing before playing. Pleasure has got the power...to move you.

-james
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