Bean Lebouc – DARK:IMAGINATION is one of the darker illbent industrial releases with a heavy dosage of trip hop that is darker than usual. Bean Lebouc went a totally different route by experimenting with the industrial music subgenre. SoulSearchingSomewhere, BeautyWithinDeath, and RomanticallyInvolved are examples of darker illbent industrial instrumentals with a heavy dosage of trip hop. Although the album has been described as weird and unorthodox, the album is actually quite wonderful. D/N/A and Bean Lebouc teamed up for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of the ‘DARK:IMAGINATION’ for November 2023. DARK:IMAGINATION is the first official release through the label Sienthèah Records.
SoulSearchingSomewhere is one of the more industrial based instrumentals with heavy crunched distortion and warped vocals. Low quality production is the beauty of this instrumental. The crunched distortion gives the song a crunched effect. However the audio quality is unsettling at times.
DarkWave99 uses that darkwave sound that is very high quality over organically produced drum beats. Darkwave meets vaporwave on DarkWave99. The song DarkWave99 will open your mind to the darker side of life and to the darker side of music. The song alone is a 5/5***** based on the beats and high quality production. That’s what drew me in.
BeautyWithinDeath another one of the more industrial based instrumentals with heavy crunched distortion and warped vocals. This song is a bit more beat driven. Those beats attack and pultrude your speakers in a vicious manner. Bean Lebouc added in his own spin in order to create a piece of work to open your mind to the darker side of life and to the darker side of music. However the audio quality is unsettling at times. But the beauty of this instrumental is the low quality, beats, and distortion.
NoTimeToWaste is an illbient industrial trip hop instrumental with a bit of electronic music used. The song is more uptempo compared to the other songs.
I rate this album 5/5*****!