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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Federico Boswarlos, Monday, 21 November 2016 15:44 (two years ago) Permalink

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

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:34 (two years ago) Permalink

you're wrong about vaporwave, btw

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:37 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

so basically, in my opinion

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

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:44 (two years ago) Permalink

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

a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 17:48 (two years ago) Permalink

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:


afriendlypioneer, Monday, 21 November 2016 19:07 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

whoa missed this


brimstead, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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


boxedjoy, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 8 June 2018 16:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

great news! These guys are so overlooked

boxedjoy, Saturday, 9 June 2018 10:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months ago) Permalink

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

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 03:30 (six months ago) Permalink

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