"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"
"Poison control officials discover faint traces of Portishead, the Strokes, Peter Gabriel. Amazingly, nobody hurt."
"11 tracks of pure heaven"
"Ragel has a surprisingly soulful voice, like a less-polished, less-schmaltzy Seal"
"unique and mesmerizing"
"something new and truly great"
"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"
"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."
"Easy to fall in love with, this is one unique piece of work from one severely gifted boy."
"not only will you have it permanently stuck in your head — you’ll be happy about it"
"“Pleasure” keeps you nodding from beginning to end."
"crisp beats, searing riffs and bouncy, infectious melodies"
"Those interested in looking will see that "Pleasure" lives up to its name"
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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