Seefeel ‎– Seefeel

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O-on One 1:03
Dead Guitars 6:25
Step Up 1:04
Faults 5:45
Gzaug 2:48
Rip-run 7:02
Making 5:53
Step Down 0:52
Airless 5:42
Aug30 5:47
Sway 9:18

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD205 Seefeel Seefeel(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD205 UK 2011 Sell This Version
WARPCD205P Seefeel Seefeel(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD205P UK 2010 Sell This Version
WARPCDD205 Seefeel Seefeel(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD205 2011
BRC-282 Seefeel Seefeel(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-282 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
WARPLP205 Seefeel Seefeel(LP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP205 UK 2011 Sell This Version

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Vephthode

Vephthode

October 13, 2011
edited 18 days ago
referencing Seefeel, CD, Album, WARPCD205
15 years on from their previous album, (Ch-Vox), and Seefeel make a surprising return; not just with an album of shoetronica rehashes harking back to their mid ninties heyday, but something wholly new and refreshing; in this listener's opinion their best album to date!

'Seefeel' sounds like the next logical step in an aesthetic that Succour was hinting at; (Ch-Vox) being more of a dark-ambient sideline. The thing I've always loved about Succour, especially compared to the Too Pure records, is how the ostensible beauty, which consisted predominately of Sarah's vocals, was always offset by a dark or foreboding undertone, stopping things from getting too sugarcoated or reverential... 'Seefeel', while ultimately not as subtly sinister as Succour, utilizes this idea in a very effective way. The style in which Seefeel have evaded various genre archetypes such as droning guitar chords and replaced them with scintillating bursts of static is a daring and impressive feat; it's akin to mining for the materials to make melodies from less obvious sources. It must have been much harder to do, but ultimately much more rewarding.

True originality is a waning commodity in music these days; finding something that sounds only rudimentarily like anything in its musical periphery is a very rare and precious thing. Seefeel's new eponymous LP does just that and I cannot recommend it highly enough!