I posted about Seamonster way way back and hadn’t heard anything in some time. Well, apparently they have a new record! It’s called Baldessari and it’s coming out in September via Gold Robot Records. The record is named after John Baldessari – whose creative appropriation of discarded material served as a direct inspiration to the recording of the album. Fitting for Adrian Todd Webb, a cartoonist himself who also used a freeware program called AudioPaint to convert images of paintings into sounds which were then incorporated into the compositions.
What I love most about Seamonster and this record is that it’s got these really easy pop melodies, but it also sounds experimental. The result is what I’d describe as modern folk, as in – folk infused with computerized noises and effects, fuzz and all.
Standout tracks include, ” Vincent’s Chair”, “Howard Finster, Man of Visions” and “Parasol”.