- Release Date 2012-10-02
- Label Ghostly International
- Catalog GI169
Musically, this is perhaps the best realization yet of Beacon's synthesis of darker, creeping R&B sound, anchored by a strong bass and electronic music influence.. The sound design is immaculate, employing minimal, bass-heavy templates embellished with judicious melodic flourishes. "Feeling's Gone," for instance, starts with a distinctly rave-y synth line, but one that sounds somehow muted and diminished, like the faint memory of a night long pasta feeling that echoes the song's lyrics, which relate the temptation of trying to rekindle a love that's gone. Elsewhere, the gentle synth arpeggios of "Safety's Off" recall The Knife's "Silent Shout," while the hip hop beats of "Pulse" and "Into the Night" acknowledge the band's R&B influences. And underpinning it all is the bassa constant presence that's brooding, dark and atmospheric throughout.
Not so much the party and the after party as the party and the aftermath, the abiding impression left by For Now is of that strange, empty time of night when the party's over and everyone's gone home but you can't sleep, so you sit and stare into the dark and wait for the dawn to come.