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Beck Live
by Ami Kealoha
on 10 October 2005
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Known for his artistic collaborations with the likes of Tim Hawkinson and Marcel Dzama on his album art and working with Paperrad on a recent video, Beck's concerts, with live video projections, acoustic versions of songs, and props, also embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to music. Beck's mix of inspiration and laidback California style showed up last week in NYC like when he performed of "Lonesome Tears" on harmonium accompanied by the backup band's hand clapping and foot stomps. Some moments, like when a giant boombox descends from the ceiling, feel a little random, but visuals by Tokyo artist DJ Bunzo set the stage well and add a level of polish.

Image courtesy of robopoppy's Flickr. You can see her Beck fansite here.

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