Beatnik Filmstars were known for cramming an overload of pop hooks into their many releases, but Boss Disque (1998) upped the ante. By widening their stylistic range, the Beatniks reinvented themselves once again.
Masters of the home-recording technique, they pushed each element to its limit (e.g., serious amounts of multi-tracking and abusing recording levels for intended effect) while not forgetting the essence of the song underneath. Boss Disque showed the Bristol-ites’ most professional take yet on unprofessionalism. The very elements that infused their songs with genius inventiveness may have sent discerning sound engineers scrambling for their compression dials.