Life is Short The Answer's Long is the debut album from Montreal electronic duo, The Beat Escape. The sublimely immersive album plays like a waking dream of near-psychedelic electronic pop, moving to its own beat in the push-pull of forward motion and submerged reflection. Its sparse drums, hypnotic sequence, melancholic chords and narcotic harmonies resemble house music as reimagined by Angelo Badalamenti. For The Beat Escape this record marks a rapturous new beginning after their work in visual arts and with synth-pop duo Footprintz. It was mixed by Finland house DJ/producer Jori Hulkkonen, who, the duo say, helped realize its "driving, expansive and painterly sound."