Selman – Crabshells
When you hear “experimental”, what’s your reaction? Is it “indulgent” or is it “new frontiers”? I’m afraid mine tends to be the former. All too often experimental is a synonym for tuneless. Sometimes a little more effort has been put in. Selman has managed to cross the threshold from indulgent to wondrous on Crabshells. It has a sense of ambient reminiscence, a harking back to a simpler past, a pastoral sense of Englishness, a walk collecting seashells from the beach, a lost innocence. There’s a lot in here which reminds me of Ultramarine’s folk techno but mostly it reminds me of an album that’s refusing to come to the front of my mind that used recordings from the sixties of is grandmother and this is irritating the hell out of me.
Blurb: This single release comprises music recorded between 2013-2014 through a combination of magnetic tape and modern recording techniques, with roots in both electronic and acoustic traditions. Fragments of guitar and Dictaphone recordings are built upon by keys, brass, weightless percussion and stripped down synthesis. Released on Chloride City (CC003)
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