“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
– Henry David Thoreau
When you go to Seamonster’s bandcamp page, you’ll read this- then the music begins and you’ll understand why. I knew I immediately liked this band, because I whole self lit up with a certain joy that only rises out of my fingers when I hear something real and true. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, well- I suppose that’s the reason why this blog started in the first place, I have a need to tell you about it, to hope that you could feel the same way. This dreamy experimental folk, borrows, or at least leans on the ancestry and mythology of Neutral Milk Hotel- a phenomenon in music that occured in a blip sometime ago in the nineties that left us all shattered, picking up the pieces for the years afterwards in hope of some kind of revival. Instead we learn from this kind of spiritual folk and create our own. That is Seamonster, an inexplicable endeavour that conjures the same kind of wonderful magic. With only five songs to offer, it’s still just enough to make you believe that the magic is still there. I hope to hear more from this band soon.
I don’t know if it’s just me, or if it’s my brief breath of air I’ve managed to take just days before my birthday, but I’m excited about music again. It’s alive, in a way.