Over the past year of living in NYC, I've seen Brooklyn musician Michael Beharie's craft manifest in a variety of ways. There was a brooding electronic set at the now-defunct Body Actualized, a guitar virtuoso turn at a venue I can't remember (it had Twin Peaks-ish stage curtains). And then, a couple of weeks back at NY composer/choreographer Colin Self's Elation release party at Secret Project Robot, Beharie summoned up popstar-in-the-making vibes with a sung/synth set. Now, that's range. On "Damion," from his forthcoming new EP, Lace, he explores still new terrain with this kinda uncanny flute-led jam—who said flutes were flowery?
"'Damion' came together during a quiet snowstorm last winter," Beharie told The FADER. "The track revolves around an out-of-time flute part that I thought had a nice bittersweet flavor. I like how this one came out, because it has an insistent mood that I can't really place." Astro Nautico will release Michael Beharie's Lace EP on July 17th. Scroll down for dates to catch Beharie live in NYC.
July 8th @ Bossa Nova Civic Club (Purple Trax Label Night #1)
July 11th @ Trans Pecos (Astro Nautico Presents: Space Camp)
July 27th @ Baby's All Right (Mas Ysa Record Release)