Intricate layers of analog and electronic instrumentation define Beau Borek’s debut ten-track EP, Different Generations. Entirely self-recorded in his Portland, Oregon apartment, Borek’s decisive and ornate musical strokes create an earnest, photographic portrayal of interpersonal relationships and reflect his almost obsessive attention to detail.
The content of Borek’s latest album—a critical reflection of the nuances of intimate friendships—is echoed in his musical styling. Crisp guitar and drums are balanced by warming synth and tender vocals that stand at the forefront of his multilayered tracks—ever close to the listener. Borek’s confident and explorative baroque sensibility is weighted against his lyrical emotionality and sensitivity.
Borek recently moved to Durham, North Carolina and has performed in venues throughout Portland, Oregon and Santa Fe, New Mexico since 2014. This is his first solo venture.
“There's this thing that singer-songwriter Beau Borek does whenever he reaches for his falsetto. His voice catches for a moment and it breaks your heart each and every time. Which is apropos since his debut release, Different Generations, is about familial loss and relationships and how the experiences can shape you. Although the lyrics are highly personal, Beau has discovered a way to translate an intimacy that affects us all. Listening to Different Generations feels more like a redemptive contribution than voyeuristically bearing witness. [This episode features "Lloyd, pt. 1" and "Goals" from Different Generations in their entirety.” – Talk Music Talk with boice, ep 138