Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sekotis – For Your Weird Ears (2016)

  • Post-rock 
  • Dub rock 
  • Krautrock 
  • Alternative dance 
  • Indietronica 
  • Psychedelic
  • Shoegazetronica 
  • Alternative rock 
  • Avant-rock 
  • Experimental rock 
  • Blues 
  • Art rock 
  • Space rock

Comment: behind the project Sekotis hides himself an Englishman called Tom Stokes from Brighton I can firstly remember him to have augmented the legacy of such label as No-Source with the album People In Grass Houses (2010). The No-Source imprint, which is defunct at the moment unfortunately, was a platform mostly for indie electronic music. For Your Weird Ears has been managed in a similar way though adding new shades and colours to the blend. On the other hand, by listening to this fabulous 9-piece engine to be moving on in a graceful way it reminds of the era in the beginning of the 00s when an amount of continental Europe based artists decided to enrich their quite austere IDM-based structures with more guitar-centred progressions. For instance, the doings of To Rococo Rot, Styrofoam, Lail Puna, The Notwist, Tarwater, Pluramon were impressive. Tom Stokes used to experiment similarly by mixing up different styles in an effortless way. One can feel this touch in his music. Although he exploits much studio trickery and it is very fine on its own he never loses his crafted ability to create compositions with epic and catchy affect. More profoundly, the issue starts off with Drones, which is a powerfully growing krautrock jam. The motive of Faces In The Rocks resembles compatriots Blur`s epic Tender a little bit. Ravens is something that may resemble altogether the beginning of the 90s in Manchester but Stokes` created beats are slightly different because of being represented offset. Ship of Fools is an exquisite blues-rock example with vague hints at dub and glitched-out electronica. All in all, the issue is pretentious and a very candidate to be one of the pre-eminent issues in the list of the best albums in 2016.                   
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