The Shape of Mashups to Come, named after the Ornette Coleman album, is the debut release of Jazz/Harsh Noise group The Beverly Quartet, released in 2020. The album is notable for its experimental production and bizarre sample usage.
This album contains examples of:
- Bilingual Bonus: The largely-English album also heavily samples French rap, most notably Stup Virus by Stupeflip.
- Bookends: The album starts and ends with tracks named My Name is Jonas.
- Broken Record: The first "My Name is Jonas" track includes a repetitive sample of a screaming goat looped for several minutes.
- Copycat Cover: It's Ascension on top of (Banana) Weezer on top of The Shape of Jazz to Come on top of Pulse Demon on top of Weezer again with random funny images added on top.
- Epic Rocking: Every track on the album is over 16 minutes long, with several distinct segments.
- Everything Is an Instrument: Samples from the likes of a screaming goat to a distorted series of Bruh Sound Effect 2s are mixed into the cacophonous music mix.
- Loudness War
- Sampling: The album samples everything from Weezer to Merzbow, and that's not even mentioning the countless unidentified samples.
- Sensory Abuse: The whole album can count, but some segments have specifically painful noises added just for the hell of it.
- Shout-Out: The album takes its name from The Shape of Jazz to Come.
- Spoken Word in Music: Obama Burger contains samples of a kid's upset reaction to a Roblox glitch.
- Subdued Section: On the off chance that only 1 or 2 samples are playing, parts of the track can sound almost normal.
- True Art Is Incomprehensible: And how.
- "Untitled" Title: The third track is named [untitled].