Following an LP that was slagged by even the group themselves before release, the Beta Band got down to business for their second proper record. While their self-titled debut reveled in a near-blinding collage of samples, synthpads, noise, and obtuse figures, for Hot Shots II the group took a much different path. Many of the tracks are (comparatively) quiet songs, the productions pared down to minimal proportions and focused on slow, darkly descending chords. The band's methods are innovative as before, but now they've ...

Hot Shots II 2001, Astralwerks/Regal

UPC: 724381044629

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Hot Shots II 2001, EMI Music Distribution

UPC: 724353379421

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