Keith Seatman

Sad Old Tatty Bunting

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Record Label
Castles In Space

About this item

Castles in Space is thrilled to present a timely new album from Keith Seatman - his first “extraordinary adventure” since 2020’s “Time To Dream But Never Seen”. “Sad Old Tatty Bunting” is another multi layered, deeply psychedelic construction which contains collaborations with Jim Jupp (Ghost Box, Belbury Poly) and Douglas E. Powell (Broken Folk).

Keith provides the vision and background to the album:
“The inspiration for Sad Old Tatty Bunting came about very early one morning in April 2020, during the first UK lockdown. I had taken to going for long walks between six and seven o’clock in the morning. I would stroll aimlessly and directionless up and down terraced streets, along the beach and on the prom.

On these early morning walks, places that were once very familiar to me seemed to have changed and taken on an unfamiliar feel. With this change I noticed new things, things which I had not seen before or maybe had no memory of ever seeing.

“One morning I passed an old pub. Hanging in the beer garden was some very old and quite shabby looking bunting. As I stared at the faded old colours I started to wonder why the bunting was there? Was it put up to mark a long forgotten occasion? Or had it been placed there to just brighten up the garden? As the weeks went by, I started to wander further and every now and then would notice more random old tatty bunting hanging from trees, lamp posts or in windows. On theses walks an idea started to take root. I came up with and really liked the phrase Sad Old Tatty Bunting. I mentioned this to my friend Douglas E Powell who said it sounded like the name of an old scarecrow (Tatty Bunting) it was then that I realised that Sad Old Tatty Bunting could refer to many different concepts/ideas/places/books and things. What, who or even where was Sad Old Tatty Bunting? I honestly had no idea…but it was definitely an idea I was going to pursue…”

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: Following on from 2020's 'Time To Dream But Never Seen', Seatman brings us his newest LP of outsider electronics and vivid synthplay. Detuned oscillators and saturated, throbbing percussion come together into a typically brilliant whole for the always-excellent Castles In Space. Essential, evocative synthesis.

TRACK LISTING

01. A Swish Of The Curtain
02. The Grand Alchemists Parade
03. Mrs Lawes & The Late Mr Pomfrey
04. The Gnome Zone
05. Sad Old Tatty Bunting
06. Tread Carefully And Say Goodbye
07. Jumpy?s Playroom
08. In The Fields Round The Back
09. Farthings Chase
10. Building A Hole With A Saw And A Bowel
11. Burial At Bevills Leam

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