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Ok, have you ever received two fan-videos of the same song within a few hours from each other? It happened to Be Forest, for the song Totem, opening track of their latest full length Earthbeat. And if this wasn’t already crazy enough, yesterday, September 20th, a documentary featuring once again Totem, premiered at the World Expo in Milan, Italy. In this age of fast scroll, watching 3 videos in a row sounds like a waste of time… Well try to take your time back and relax your thumb! You can thank us later…

The first video comes from Argentina and was shot between Angentina and Brazil by Javier Devitt, who wants to let the video talk for itself:

The second video comes from the UK via Vietnam, by director James Swindells, who discovered Be Forest through Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist. James is a TV and digital creative director and you can check his work here: http://swin.tv

And last but not least comes this documentary by Giulio Tonincelli, filmed between Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. We link here the whole video because it is so beautiful and inspiring that it’s worth the few extra minutes.

ABC del Sur || by Giulio Tonincelli from 7milamiglialontano on Vimeo.

Be Forest – “Hideway” with string quartet

In Febraury 2015 Be Forest went on stage to perform their 2014’s success Earthbeat together with a string quartet.  That special collaboration took the name of “Earthstrings“.

The whole concert was recorded and filmed on February 18th at Magnolia, in Milan – Italy, and the extract above is the exquisite rendition of “Hideway”.

“Earthstrings” went on stage again a few months later in Pesaro, on the beautiful scenery of Teatro Rossini and now, on Thursday July 16th, Be Forest will join once more the string quartet for what is going to be another unforgettable event in the cloister of Vicolo Bolognetti in Bologna, Italy.

We’ll be there, and so should you!

Be Forest. perform “Earthstrings” with String Quartet

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Be Forest perform “Earthstrings” with string quartet
Opening: Welcome Back Sailors
Feb 18th @ Circolo Magnolia, Milano

Very happy to announce that Be Forest will be playing a special show called “Earthstrings”. They will play Earthbeat, their last album, with a string quartet!

Hope to see you there!

all infos: https://www.facebook.com/events/779053485498401/

 

Be Forest – Summer tour

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be forest live bratislava 2014

In addition to their tour in Europe, Be Forest will embark on a summer tour. See the dates below:

04.06.14 Ravenna – Beaches Brew @ Hana Bi
06.06.14 Genova – SSUB
11.07.14 Terni @ Ephebia festival
16.07.14 Padova @ Radar Festival 2014 Day 1- Park Nord Stadio Euganeo w/Slowdive
18.07.14 Airola (BN) @ Textures
25.07.14 Brescia @ Musical zoo w/ M+A
26.07.14 Sogliano al Rub.(FC) @ Soglianois
30.07.14 Lugano @ Longlake Festival Lugano – Rock’n’More
01.08.14 Massa Martana @ Umbria Rock w/ Basement Jaxx, etc …
08.08.14 Pesaro @ Villa’n’Roll festival
13.08.14 Fara (VI) @ Anguriara Fara
22.08.14 Catania @ Barbara Beach
23.08.14 Terlizzi @ ODS Festival
29.08.14 Pordenone @ Soundpark festival
03.09.14 Rossano Veneto (VI) @ Gasp Festival

Be Forest – Earthbeat

 WWNBB is really happy to announce the release of the much anticipated “Earthbeat“. Be Forest‘ sophomore album is out now on a limited edition solid white vinyl, jewel case CD and digital. Earthbeat follows the algid-dark atmospheres of  Be Forest’s debut “Cold”, released in 2011. Three years in which the band has evolved and grown reaching a maturation both in sound and lyrics. From the original line-up of Nicola Lampredi (guitar), Costanza Delle Rose (vocal and bass) and Erica Terenzi (drums), the band now counts on the addition of Lorenzo Badioli (synth). The actual four piece molded into a unique element to enrich the band’s atmosphere into something warmer and deeper. Earthbeat is a connection to the origins, to what has been lost in the relationship with Mother Earth, and metaphorically with a long gone innocence. Shimmering guitars and dreamy vocals are the counterpoint to a layered synth and capturing drums. Songs like Captured Heart and Colours become a native dance after each listening; Airwaves accentuates the idea with its rumbling rhythmics while Lost Boys introduces new hopes after a tumultuous past. This 33 minutes of sun-light recorded by Paolo Rossi at Studio Waves and produced by the band itself are now available from our store, that for the occasion presents the US based one (trying to keep shipping as low as possible!).

La musica dei Be Forest sembra restare sospesa nell’aria, continua a fluttuare come un sogno anche quando le canzoni sono finite. I feedback che si prolungano in rarefatte melodie, i colpi delle percussioni che scavano il silenzio, una nuvola sintetica a racchiuderli.

Nella primavera del 2011 usciva Cold, il loro acclamato album di debutto. Da allora molte cose sono cambiate. I Be Forest erano nati come trio: Costanza Delle Rose al basso e voce, Erica Terenzi alla batteria e voce, e Nicola Lampredi alla chitarra. Durante la scrittura di Heartbeat la formazione si è allargata con l’arrivo di Lorenzo Badioli, che cura la nuova e decisiva parte elettronica. Se prima il suono della band pesarese trovava la sua forza nel carattere cupo e notturno, ora l’alba sembra essere arrivata a rischiarare il cielo.

L’apertura strumentale di Totem è l’unità di misura del racconto di tutto il disco: il battito del cuore dà il ritmo a un tamburo nudo, quasi tribale, mentre le note di chitarra immerse negli echi si schiudono a poco a poco. Infine tutto si scuote, la canzone prende corpo e viene investita dalla luce. Luce che si riverbera anche nella successiva Captured Heart, dove i suoni elettronici e un ritmo incalzante si mescolano all’agile melodia di un flauto, uno dei fili conduttori che attraversano Earthbeat . Questi contrasti sono ciò di cui si nutre ora la musica dei Be Forest, come nel singolo Colours, languido e sognante ma al tempo stesso agitato da un ritmo turbinoso, oppure in altri momenti come Airwaves e Ghost Dance, in cui il carattere dark dei Be Forest torna a prendere il sopravvento, per arrivare infine al dolce oscillare della conclusiva Hideaway.

Come spiega Nicola, «per questo disco ci siamo in parte ispirati alle musiche e le atmosfere dei nativi americani. Dopotutto è stata una tra le civiltà più legate alla natura, e quando avevamo scelto di chiamarci Be Forest non lo avevamo fatto per caso. La musica dei nativi americani era spesso basata sulle sole percussioni: con questi battiti ripetuti volevano riprodurre il  “battito del cuore della Madre Terra”. Il titolo del nuovo disco nasce proprio da queste suggestioni, da qualcosa di magico e dall’assonanza con la parola “heartbeat”».

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Be Forest announce tour

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In support of their new album Earthbeat (out Feb 04), Be Forest has announced a series of tour dates. The tour will take them across Europe, including stops at FOCUS WALES.

07.02.14 ITA | Prato @ Controsenso – FB event
08.02.14 ITA | Bassano del Grappa @ Vinile – FB event
14.02.14 ITA | Brescia @ Lio Bar
15.02.14 ITA | Milano – MIAMI @ East End Studios – tickets
01.03.14 ITA | Ravenna – TWIN DAYS @ Bronson w/Brothers in Law – tickets
15.03.14 ITA | Roma – TWIN DAYS @ Circolo degli Artisti w/Brothers in Law – tickets
16.03.14 ITA | Osimo @ Loop
19.03.14 ITA | Forlì @ Diagonal
20.03.14 SWI | Berna @ Cafe’ Kairo
21.03.14 GER | Köln – Temptation club @ Tsunami club
22.03.14 GER | Frankfurt @ Cafe Koz
25.03.14 GER | Berlin @ Monarch – FB event
26.03.14 GER | Hamburg – Hit the North @ Astrastube
27.03.14 GER | Wetzlar @ Franzis
28.03.14 GER | Regensburg @ W1 – Zentrum für junge Kultur
29.03.14 GER | München – lunaland.org @ Sunny Red
03.04.14 ITA | Torino @ Astoria w/Le Man Avec Les Lunettes
04.04.14 ITA | Bologna – TWIN DAYS @ Covo club w/Brothers in Law
05.04.14 ITA | Padova – TWIN DAYS @ Circolo MAME w/Brothers in Law
09.04.13 ITA | Pesaro @ Dalla Cira
11.04.14 ITA | Napoli @ George Best
12.04.14 ITA | Messina @ Retronuveau
19.04.14 ITA | Firenze @ Glue club w/Le Man Avec Les Lunettes
23.04.14 UK | Bristol @ Start the Bus
25.04.14 UK | Wrexham @ Focus Wales – tickets
26.04.14 UK | London @ Shacklewell Arms – tickets
28.04.14 FRA | Paris @ Espace B
02.05.14 SLO | Bratislava @ TBA
10.05.14 ITA | Milano @ Ligera w/ The Proctors

Here’s their video for “Captured Heart”, plus their full album streaming:

Be Forest’s Earthbeat’s pre-sale starts today!

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Less than a month to the official release of Be Forest‘s sophomore album, and with the limited edition of the red vinyl already sold out, starting today it is possible to pre-order Earthbeat on white vinyl, jewelcase CD, or digital on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Here you can get your copy, come on!
Pre order the album through Itunes

Listen to Captured Heart, first single from Earthbeat.

Be Forest – “Colours” / Limited Edition Vinyl pre-sale

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Be Forest debuts “Colours” from their upcoming full-length album, Earthbeat, which will be released Feb 4 on WWNBB. Combining a hypnotic progression with ethereal form, the track is streaming now at Stereogum.

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Pre-order now! a very limited edition of “Earthbeat”, pressed on clear vinyl with small amounts of mixed red. Only 100 copies available!

Listen here to “Captured Heart”, first single from the album:

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