Everyone's favorite psychedelic, balaeric jam band: Seahawks

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For some time now I've really adored these guys. Paradise Freaks was dreamy, hypnotic and gorgeous. Aquadisco funky and spaced out. Vision Quest One: Spaceships Over Topanga Canyon is a total ambient freakout that has a FSOL/Boards of Canada style playfulness with oodles of atmosphere and synth tone. The combination of tropical vibe, ambient electronics, and solid groove is irresistible to me. Surprised they don't get mentioned here. The new one, Escape Hatch, uses a lot more adult contemporary style sax, but in an additive way that builds on their sound. More of that FSOL vibe from VQ1 too. This album feels like the aesthetic "vaporwave" was going for all along but never really achieved. I imagine this music being the soundtrack to a metaverse version of the tropics at night with lasers flashing in the night sky while the soft sound of waves wash upon the shore. Also their cover art is on point.

octobeard, Monday, 21 November 2016 07:43 (four years ago) link

Escape Hatch is lovely. 'Valparaiso' is a definite jam. These guys are underrated.

Federico Boswarlos, Monday, 21 November 2016 15:44 (four years ago) link

the edits and dj mixes are good, the og stuff... not a fan

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:34 (four years ago) link

you're wrong about vaporwave, btw

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:37 (four years ago) link

seriously, though, once they stopped sampling kenny loggins and player, it just lost whatver magic it had for me and became a couple of dudes painting with color combos i didn't like. fsol comparison is a good one, aural chihuly stuff, they never got through to me and i tried many times.

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:41 (four years ago) link

so basically, in my opinion

search:
half of Ocean Trippin
most of Secrets Of The Deep
Vison Quest One
the mixes

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:44 (four years ago) link

i really want to hear Desert High Sunset Mind and Tender Abyss

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:48 (four years ago) link

I like them. "White Horses" on the latest album is a trip.

It's pretty cool Pete Fowler's one half of the group.

Big fan of this remix on Deep Haul:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1czX2zi8aluCybu4ZEzwZJ

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 21 November 2016 19:07 (four years ago) link

XP Yeah, I think vaporwave is supposed to be more glitchy and digital in its repurposing of the 80's soft rock aesthetic, but the weird futuristic tropical visuals overlap with what I see while listening to stuff like Floral Shoppe.

It's pretty dreamy, tropical acid music, though. And honestly that style has a lot of lovers and haters. I'm a lover.

octobeard, Monday, 21 November 2016 19:26 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

whoa missed this

https://www.discogs.com/Pink-Fluid-Pipe-Dreams/release/10712039

brimstead, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:23 (three years ago) link

I think this is secretly one of the best songs of the past decade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OipkwMZVhO0

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:12 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

New one with Laraaji due on June 15th.

Here's the first song they've released: https://open.spotify.com/album/4u6psSUQGuRKz7aIlVOAQW

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:30 (two years ago) link

New one hit Spotify today: https://open.spotify.com/album/498OdjmmvM8gzkWhGz29BS?si=RH-i4ZZvSKa6MaT1vbKo1w

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 8 June 2018 16:32 (two years ago) link

great news! These guys are so overlooked

boxedjoy, Saturday, 9 June 2018 10:03 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

this new album is lovely stuff - proper New Age, the title track is making me think of Mark Barrott's "Deep Water"

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 21:11 (two years ago) link

i'm jamming "tears of the deep" right now, super heavy shine on you crazy diamond part i vibes

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 03:28 (two years ago) link

i wouldn't describe the new one as "flocculent" though

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 03:30 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8ZVy1RJ0E

Another 1 in March. 360 YouTube video!

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 17:07 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Nice interview with Jon Tye here

https://banbantonton.com/2020/12/15/interview-jon-tye-ocean-moon/

groovypanda, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 14:26 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

We’ve just put our Secrets of the Deep digital LP on our bandcamp to coincide with the release of the vinyl version available from @PiccadillyRecs @_stranger_than & all decent shops.

Go deep!https://t.co/ztRTxg2Iy7 pic.twitter.com/WuYzG0VTfq

— Seahawks (@seahawksmusic) February 19, 2021

groovypanda, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:27 (two months ago) link

my copy of the vinyl showed up a couple weeks ago. nice sounding pressing.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 19 February 2021 15:21 (two months ago) link


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