Buildings And Food
Quick Beat Save
Number F Records
Quick Beat Save is the debut album by Buildings and Food, a solo project by artist Jen K. Wilson. The LP offers a punchy soundtrack to a cyber-nostalgic universe.
Instrumental music can often walk the line of being too subtle and boring, or too busy and grating. Quick Beat Save is one of those rarities of electro-acoustic music that is neither. Instead, the short and catchy album is an engaging layering of beats, textures, and smooth synth. Buildings and Food makes avant-pop sound at once easy and intricate. It’s clear that Jen K. Wilson has been honing her skills as a musician for years, but the quality of the album is surprising for one made solo in Wilson’s home studio.
There are just a handful of lyrics to accompany two tracks on the album, “Slow to Reverse” and “1979: Pennies and Pluto.” Though the vocals fall secondary to the loopy beats, Quick Beat Save is in fact an “instrumental heaven.”
This album makes for a simultaneously relaxed, yet upbeat and productive listen.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: BUILDINGS AND FOOD – QUICK BEAT SAVE