Boomkat Product Review:
Departing from his previously instrumental-only blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, Dollboy delivers A Beard Of Bees as his first 'song'-based album. I bet he hopes there's a real BUZZ about it on the internet. Suit yourselves. The first thing to strike you about the album is just how exceptionally well put together the production is. 'One Liner' introduces itself with soft blipping drums and warm swells of bass, with acoustic guitar and vocals resting comfortably alongside the digital elements. Dollboy distinguishes himself from so many other laptop singer-songwriters by not allowing his voice to be consumed by effects and filtering. The untreated delivery really reinforces that this isn't just another case of an electronica guy having a go at 'proper songs', and on first listen it would seem that Oliver Cherer (for he is Dollboy) is giving Tunng a run for their money at the top of the folktronica tree. Splendid.