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Artist
Seefeel
ReleaseProduct
St / Fr / Sp
Label
Warp
Catalogue Number
WARPDD326
Release Date
May 14, 2021

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There’s a gulf of contrasts to be heard between Seefeel’s 1993 debut Quique and its 1995 follow-up Succour. Both are searching works in their own right, two shining examples of the fertile crossover of shoegaze and electronic, but it’s clear that, somewhere in the album-to-album transition, things got darker for the project.

A growing fascination with the dystopian ends of dub and ambient are thoroughly explored on the Starethrough EP, the first of Seefeel’s recordings for Warp, a spiritual home for a group becoming increasingly jaded with their shoegaze branding. The title track alone is a striking refute of the genre tag; a great, delay-drenched creature of Jah Wobble bass marches and wordless, ghostly vocals provided by Sarah Peacock. The form would later take on an industrial tone in the whip-crack of ‘Tied’, featured on the Fracture / Tied single. ‘Spangle’, famed for featuring in Warp’s Artificial Intelligence series, stands out as the disc’s most upbeat track, its luscious vocal, oil-drum percussion and looping guitar proving to be an early high point for post-rock as well as IDM. Originally produced in 1994 as a thank you for Seefeel's version of Basscadet and unreleased until 2003 on Mark Clifford's own Polyfusia imprint, its rare Autechre remix counterpart turns glimmering tones upside-down, sounding more menacing and alien across its 12-minute length.

St / Fr / Sp compiles these interstitial tunes into one package, making for a brilliantly consistent full-length-style Seefeel release all its own.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Starethrough 7:48 Buy
  2. 2 Air Eyes 5:34 Buy
  3. 3 Spangle 7:23 Buy
  4. 4 Lux1 6:05 Buy
  5. 5 Fracture (EP version) 5:57 Buy

    Fracture (EP version)

  6. 6 Tied 6:37 Buy
  7. 7 Spangle (Autechre Remix) 12:17 Buy

    Spangle (Autechre Remix)

  8. 8 Starethrough (Transition Mix) 5:04 Buy

    Starethrough (Transition Mix)

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