Beck Hansen born 1970 in Los Angeles, known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style and became well known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles. His later recordings incorporated folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country and psychedelia. He has released 12 studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music. Beck discovered hip hop and folk music in his teens and began to perform locally at coffee houses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 but returned to his hometown in the early 1990s, where he recorded his breakthrough single “Loser” which became a hit worldwide in 1994. His 1996 album Odelay which provided Beck with hit singles which topped critic polls and won several awards. He released the stripped down Mutations in 1998 and the funk infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The downcast, acoustic Sea Change (2002) showed a more serious Beck and 2005’s Guero returned to sample based production. The Information (2006) was inspired by electro funk and hip hop, and Modern Guilt (2008) influenced by 1960s music. In February 2014, Beck released the album Morning Phase which won Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards in 2015. With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics and postmodern arrangements which incorporated samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being among the most creative and individual musicians of 1990s and 2000s. Two of Beck’s most popular and acclaimed recordings are Odelay and Sea Change, both of which were ranked on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The four time platinum artist has collaborated with several artists and has made several contributions to soundtracks.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Beck. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Beck albums and most notable recordings.