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Beardyman Talks New Album, Distractions, and Why "I Improvise Everything"

"My brain is weird," Darren Foreman tells New Times when prompted to explain his uncanny gift for sound.

Internationally renowned as Beardyman, the 32-year-old Londoner seems to possess the auditory equivalent of photographic memory. Not only can he tap into a seemingly endless mental database, from the precise timbre of any musical instrument to miscellaneous pop-culture references, but he can also mimic each sound with perfect recall during his improvised live performances.

The man is a walking audio encyclopedia, a human sampler.

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