Since 1997 it didn’t take long for MY BELOVED to peak out in the Copenhagen musical underground scene as a pioneer band that with their unique, aesthetic and emotional music where telling dramatic, painful and sinister stories through instrumental surfaces that in the late 90’s most of all were compared as a detour of the, at that time, almost dead post-rock genre. Since then MY BELOVED has gone ways of their own and are now in total unspoiled music dimensions which the band themselves are calling Instrumental Music Noir.
MY BELOVED aligned their success debut “Servant Of Secret Places” (2003) with “On Happiness Hill” (2005) and cemented with their sinister, dark and incredibly well reviewed 2nd album, that MY BELOVED are an extremely innovative, imaginative and acknowledged band with a growing fan crowd in both US, Europe and Asia.
November 2008 MY BELOVED released their 3rd official album “Force Feeding Love”. This album was the result of 3 turbulent years for each band member and was enhanced with collaborations with John Contreras “Current 93 + Baby Dee” playing cello and Zef Noi$e “Psychic TV + Flesh Test” on viola. The music kept the band together through rough times and the result was released on cd and double vinyl.
4 years later, MY BELOVED released their 4th album, “Soil” (2012). SOIL was released the 12th of November 2012 and was perfecting the sound and vitality with a live recorded album-release with a little more light and colourful nuances compared to the earlier releases. SOIL was received with very positive reviews and feedback and adds to the fact that MY BELOVED continues as one of the worlds finest practitioners and champions of the Instrumental Music Noir, progoth idiom.
MY BELOVED are playing magnificent capturing instrumental music noir that in basis consist of guitar, synths, piano, drums and bass. The music is a mood creating and emotional maelstrom that with storming crescendoes and beautiful passages creates a lively and organic feeling of existence and will. The experimenting sound-surfaces clarify the presence of the art and especially of the passion, and the use of noise makes MY BELOVED appear as a totally unique band, which with new thinking and in a different way produce yet another fearless album. Yet an atmospheric journey in time and mood.
Live, MY BELOVED shows their true strength. With great performance and energy they drag the audience deep into their universe and leave non behind. MY BELOVED is a live band. An artwork where the magic is created in the moment and where the listener becomes a part of the work.
[…]”My Beloved continue to impress as one of the world’s finest practitioners and champions of the post rock, progoth idiom.” / www.terrascope.co.uk/
[…]”Controlled guitar feedback, explosive drum play and grandiose piano do very well on an album, that is just as excellent as a spherical sound-wallpaper as a spell-binding close encounter.” / www.gaffa.dk
[…]“My Beloved, whose grandiose nuisance, hard as a rock, is a well oiled sonic picture-machine which reflects the history of the sky, the abyss and the millenniums. Or said in a more conventionally way: the music has soul and spirit.” /www.undertoner.dk