Here are 11 excerpts from all hold hands and off we go.
hands and off we go is the 5th album of strange Electronics, Psych,
Radiophonics, Drone and quirky Folk by Keith Seatman.
As on his
previous release (A Rest Before the Walk) Keith re-unites with North
Devon Singer/Songwriter Douglas E Powell for two tracks
mr metronome and boxes with rhythms in.
Release Date April 2017
CD and Digital download from Bandcamp.
The tracks are
a lighthouse might look long
all hold hands and off we go
left behind or lost & dropped
four steps at a time
odd in a nightcap and cup
boxes with rhythms in*
with salt and candy
please, is it you?
Out into the light sometime April-ish and again finds Mr Seatman forging alliances with Mr Powell for an album length sonic journey into the surreal, the strange and the sinister, a psychedelic pseance populated by waking dreams, nocturnal nightmares and supernatural forbearance, a melodic map of discovered Barrett-esque continents and hitherto beyond the eye magick lands. Trippy stuff.
The Sunday Experience (Jan 2017)
Keith Seatman's science fiction landscapes explode with meekness that is undiscriminating as it is enthusiastic. Seatman is a talented sound designer, and it shines on his instrumentals.
Wire Magazine 383 (Jan 2016)
Spellbinding, Captivating, Evocative Radiophonic keyboard compositions and electronic folk. Brilliant.
Carl Griffin Electronic Sound Magazine (Dec 2016)
Seatman’s odd melodies sit with industrial repetition to convey the scares of the synth laden themes and incidental scene setting pieces of early 70s through early 80s kids TV
Jon Mills (Shindig Magazine issue 39 2014)
"Seatman is a kindred spirit, and this is his most evocative and personal sounding work to date."
Jim Jupp, (Ghost Box, 2013)
Keith Seatman is someone whose music I first heard in the context of my old experimental music zine, ‘WonderfulWooden Reasons’ and who’s album left me craving more. His latest is an utterly glorious selection of filmic folk and ghostly electronica that is utterly mesmerising from first to last.
Wyrd Britain (Nov 2015)
Hampshire’s Keith Seatman is a name that will be familiar to many from his previous albums such as ‘Around The Folly And Down Hill’ and ‘Consistently Mediocre And Daydreams’, both modern classics of spooked electronica and shadowy synthesised vignettes. If you have not already do take a journey through his back catalogue, there are many evocative and unsettling treasures to be found. Seatman is also known for his superb ‘Test Transmission Archive Reels', extensive mixes featuring vintage recordings, electronic and hauntological tracks and choice musical offerings.
The Active Listener (Oct 2015)