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Tim Burgess

A Gain / Stoned Alone Again Or - Seahawks Remix / Hours - Tandy Love Remix

O.Genesis present a super Limited 12" Pressing, exclusive to Piccadilly Records, of remixes from Tim Burgess' recent, critically acclaimed, album "Oh No, I Love You".

Seahawks delivers a stunning 11 minute remix of "A Gain//Stoned Alone Again Or (Seahawks Remix)", exclusive to 12", whilst on the flip Tandy Love aka Andy Votel brings his remix skills to "Hours".



Seahawks

Eternal Beams

    Travel agents for inner journeys Seahawks take us on a voyage ever deeper into the new age vortex.

    Their last album ‘Escape Hatch’ described by Vice as a ‘modern masterpiece’ only hinted at the transcendent power of Seahawks music.

    Eternal Beams goes ‘further’ to create a whole new harmonial experience.

    side one: the listener immersed in a soft storm of tape saturated raindrops and distant thunder…numinous waves of sound cascade to create whirlpools of womb like warmth with gentle pulsations.

    side two: enter Laraaji… flocculent flows of golden zither, rich vocal vibrations, dolphin tones in phantasy phase - all coalesce generously, bringing feelings of rebirth and light.

    To conclude: a wondrous journey of resonant oscillations, inner exploration, a portal to other dimensions.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    LP Info: Initial copies come with exclusive 12x12 art print.

    Seahawks chart a course for the outer realms of consciousness where sea meets sky and sky meets space.  Two tracks new to vinyl from their esteemed "Escape Hatch" album and three inspired remixes blend into 37 minutes of overlapping dream states and mantric resonance. Setting sail with the wondrous ‘Valparaiso’, the siren like voice of Ed Macfarlane (Friendly Fires) calls the dancers to the beach, it’s silken glide so smooth some have asked if it’s Sade! Nick Mackrory (the man behind the gorgeous "Elle Dit" on Music For Dreams last year) creates an alternative cosmos that is even more blissed, like a lost Lucio Battisti gem sparkling in the sun. Picking up the pace disco viking Marius Circus enters the arena to create a woozy acid fever dream that throbs and pulses in a most heavenly way. Perfect for full moon beach jams and horizontal home hangs alike. On the flip "Starways" is without a doubt one of Seahawks finest creations, over 12 minutes of tropical kosmische odyssey that resolves into a glistening pool of crystal electronics, aquatic horns and celestial strings. A tonic for the mind and the body.
    At the close of day Len Leise blesses us with a hazed subtropical jam where vapour tones float on an ancient ocean of bliss as organic beats massage the stress away. An antidote to all that is dark and dismal in these fractured times.
    Lavishly presented in specially commissioned airbrush sleeve by Mervyn Beaver, this is Seahawks at their most extra!

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Patrick says: More mellifluous magic from Seahawks as our favourite aquatic adventurers commit the Mediterranean "Valparaiso" and celestial "Starways" to vinyl for the very first time. Featuring a trio of diverse and dope remixes from Nick Mackrory (Balearic), Marius Circus (acid) and Len Leise (future primitive) as well as a suitably spectacular sleeve, this is the full package!

    Seahawks

    Escape Hatch - Limited Signed Art Print Edition

    Limited edition album and art print bundle.
    The full colour album artwork printed on high quality 12"x12" paper, signed.


    Seahawks return with their deepest album to date. A masterful blend of Berlin-School electronics and post ECM New Age fusion. Finis Africae meets Harold Budd downtown.

    Escape Hatch is the fourth studio album by Seahawks, recorded over the last 18 months and drawing inspiration from Innovative Communications Berlin School electronics, ECM and Windham Hill releases by the likes of Mark Isham, Jan Garbarek and Interior and the New Age synth sounds of Iasos, Deuter and William Aura.

    The album opens with sheets of soft white noise, which give way to Budd like treated piano and fretless bass before super saturated saxophone tones and rippling sequences cascade over the listener like a summer downpour.

    Seahawks trademark tropical vibes continue throughout the album but there’s a constantly changing panorama of moods and tones, from the deeply emotive Missed with its widescreen synth and sax interplay that recall Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtrack to the epic scope of White Horses with it’s almost Popul Vuh like mantric outro and Starways it’s distorted flugel horn like a ghost from Talk Talk’s Spirit Of Eden.

    At the very end of the (CD) album there’s another twist. A cover of the obscure Balearic hit Valparaiso by Paula Moore, with a Nassau groove, surprise guest vocal and a twinkle in its eye, it provides a suitably eclectic yet ethereal ending.

    Once again Seahawks have created a world to get lost in, an Escape Hatch - if you need it, come get it, here it is.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Patrick says: After a brief hiatus, everyone's favourite ocean goers return with their own expansive and immersive take on IC/ECM. The ensemble's trademark aquatic sonics and submerged soundscapes remain, now redirected towards new age harmonics and Fairlight fantasies.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd LP Info: LP and art print bundle.

    Ltd CD Info: CD and art print bundle.

    Seahawks return with their deepest album to date. A masterful blend of Berlin-School electronics and post ECM New Age fusion. Finis Africae meets Harold Budd downtown.

    Escape Hatch is the fourth studio album by Seahawks, recorded over the last 18 months and drawing inspiration from Innovative Communications Berlin School electronics, ECM and Windham Hill releases by the likes of Mark Isham, Jan Garbarek and Interior and the New Age synth sounds of Iasos, Deuter and William Aura.

    The album opens with sheets of soft white noise, which give way to Budd like treated piano and fretless bass before super saturated saxophone tones and rippling sequences cascade over the listener like a summer downpour.

    Seahawks trademark tropical vibes continue throughout the album but there’s a constantly changing panorama of moods and tones, from the deeply emotive Missed with its widescreen synth and sax interplay that recall Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtrack to the epic scope of White Horses with it’s almost Popul Vuh like mantric outro and Starways it’s distorted flugel horn like a ghost from Talk Talk’s Spirit Of Eden.

    At the very end of the (CD) album there’s another twist. A cover of the obscure Balearic hit Valparaiso by Paula Moore, with a Nassau groove, surprise guest vocal and a twinkle in its eye, it provides a suitably eclectic yet ethereal ending.

    Once again Seahawks have created a world to get lost in, an Escape Hatch - if you need it, come get it, here it is.


    Seahawks

    Limited Signed Art Print

      Full colour album artwork print on high quality paper, signed.

      Also available as a bundle with CD or LP of the 'Escape Hatch' album - click here for ordering details.

      Initial pre-orders of both vinyl and CD come with bonus disc "20 Hot Tub Greats PT.3".

      Seahawks have inadvertently created the perfect summer album in "Deep Haul" and in typically obtuse style, released it in October. Then again, it's as the nights draw in that you need those summer vibes most. That’s not to say the music here is all bright and breezy, as the title suggests this is a deep trip. Some tracks, like Cassini Division’s "Sea Caves", are narcotic to the point of collapse. Opening with two long lost mastercuts from Ruf Dug and Begin the album continues into uncharted territory with an epic re-work of "Electric Water Falls" by Secret Circuit and a beautifully melancholic version of "Moon Turn Tides" by post dubstep maestro Mokadem which lays bare Maria Minerva's mournful vocals before we're transported on a wild ride to the cosmic frontier by Japan’s Sapphire Slows who take Peaking Lights Indra ‘Drifting’ into an avant wonderland. There’s also extreme goodness from the ever wonderful Prins Thomas, Foreversound, Pye Corner Audio, Captain Sunshine, Rune Lindbaek and Seahawks themselves. This a great album for sitting on the beach, taking DMT or doing the washing up.

      Tusk Wax return with debutant Tim Waine at the controls as we swap synthetic safari for aquatic audio. We hop aboard submersival TW14 off the coast of Arkhangelsk and head deep into the icy darkness of the White Sea. Our captain slips a scuffed old DAT into the control panel and bombards us with the industrial gloom of "No Hats", a malevolent chugger rippling with pressure changes and sonar sweeps, only punctured by the echoed messages from the marine base on shore. As we sink to 20,000 leagues under the sea, a new world begins to emerge around our craft. Cystalline formations, enlightened species and ethereal beauty warp and glisten as the healing sounds of Seahawks' 'Dive Deeper Mix' permeates the gloom and lights up the depths. On the Ocean floor, the temperature drops to the fringes of freezing point and all light is distinguished leaving us in complete isolation. The melancholic paranoia of "Maybe You're Awake" encapsulates the fear and loneliness of midnight dark perfectly in five minutes of soundscaped tension. And what lies beneath, you may ask? As our journey continues into the ancient unknown, the future primative sounds of "The Sun Came Out Last Night" fill the vessel with mystic beauty. Pulsating sequences and ritualistic percussion lay a foundation for fevered chants and wails. It's a brave new world out there.


      Seahawks have been a ‘best kept secret’ since 2009. Having got together to create their own particular style of ‘cosmic music’ back then, the duo of Jon Tye and Pete Fowler have released a seemingly unstoppable wave of music on limited edition vinyl in hand printed sleeves, cassette, picture disc and even mini disc. Seahawks have remixed artists including The Horrors, Badly Drawn Boy, Tim Burgess, Rune Lindbaek and The Advisory Circle. They host a regular ‘boat party’ in London where guests Ulrich Schnauss, Tom Furse et al are free to play whatever the hell they like. Their few live shows have taken place in London, Manchester and Japan. 

      Seahawks were formed when Jon Tye invited Pete Fowler to spin some discs with him at a party. While playing, they discovered they both loved the seemingly incompatible genres of free electronic noise and smooth AOR soft rock. It was the fusion of these two disparate elements that lead to the first Seahawks release ‘Omega Beach’, a record that fused Oneohtrix Point Never’s tripped out synths with Don Henley’s Deadhead quoting anthem ‘Boy’s Of Summer’. Subsequent releases have explored all manner of West Coast/soft rock sounds mixed with sprawling freeform improvisations to create deep listening epics like ‘Spaceships Over Topanga Canyon’ and ‘Tender Abyss’. 

      In 2011 Seahawks were offered some free studio time. Faced with a room full of drums, guitars and keyboards, the duo called on some fellow travellers to help create the sound they’d been hearing in their heads for so long. The result is ‘Paradise Freaks’. While some tracks even resemble conventional songs, others stretch right out and explore the far reaches of the universe. It’s the kind of record Jonathan Wilson might have made if he’d grown up listening to Cluster, Cerrone and Jerry Garcia or if Connan Mockasin had ended up on stage jamming with a prime time Doobie Brothers. 

      Recording with a core group featuring Al Doyle (Hot Chip / LCD Soundsystem) on bass and guitar Rob Smoughton (Hot Chip / Grovesnor) on drums and guitar and Kenny Dickenson on keys, Seahawks invited some of their favourite singers to contribute vocals. Maria Minerva, Tim Burgess, Indra Dunis of Peaking Lights and missing-in-action psychedelic songsmith Nick Nicely all added their unmistakeable tones. A set of final overdubs from Tom Furse (The Horrors) and some tinkering from Seahawks’ regular Cornish musical mates sealed the deal. The whole process took time but what is time when faced with the epic expanse of the cosmos - a cosmos full of soft tones and brilliant corners, unexpected collisions, warm openings, deep colours and fresh textures.

      Super limited bubblegum pink coloured vinyl (signed by the band) and numbered art poster print (42cm x 60cm and limited to 50 and also signed by the band). 

      Also included is a bonus CD '20 Hot Tub Greatest Pt. 2' and bonus 7".

      Please note: Art poster will be shipped separately.

      Seahawks have been a ‘best kept secret’ since 2009. Having got together to create their own particular style of ‘cosmic music’ back then, the duo of Jon Tye and Pete Fowler have released a seemingly unstoppable wave of music on limited edition vinyl in hand printed sleeves, cassette, picture disc and even mini disc. Seahawks have remixed artists including The Horrors, Badly Drawn Boy, Tim Burgess, Rune Lindbaek and The Advisory Circle. They host a regular ‘boat party’ in London where guests Ulrich Schnauss, Tom Furse et al are free to play whatever the hell they like. Their few live shows have taken place in London, Manchester and Japan.

      Seahawks were formed when Jon Tye invited Pete Fowler to spin some discs with him at a party. While playing, they discovered they both loved the seemingly incompatible genres of free electronic noise and smooth AOR soft rock. It was the fusion of these two disparate elements that lead to the first Seahawks release ‘Omega Beach’, a record that fused Oneohtrix Point Never’s tripped out synths with Don Henley’s Deadhead quoting anthem ‘Boy’s Of Summer’. Subsequent releases have explored all manner of West Coast/soft rock sounds mixed with sprawling freeform improvisations to create deep listening epics like ‘Spaceships Over Topanga Canyon’ and ‘Tender Abyss’.

      In 2011 Seahawks were offered some free studio time. Faced with a room full of drums, guitars and keyboards, the duo called on some fellow travellers to help create the sound they’d been hearing in their heads for so long. The result is ‘Paradise Freaks’. While some tracks even resemble conventional songs, others stretch right out and explore the far reaches of the universe. It’s the kind of record Jonathan Wilson might have made if he’d grown up listening to Cluster, Cerrone and Jerry Garcia or if Connan Mockasin had ended up on stage jamming with a prime time Doobie Brothers.

      Recording with a core group featuring Al Doyle (Hot Chip / LCD Soundsystem) on bass and guitar Rob Smoughton (Hot Chip / Grovesnor) on drums and guitar and Kenny Dickenson (KT Tunstall / Red Ken) on keys, Seahawks invited some of their favourite singers to contribute vocals. Maria Minerva, Tim Burgess, Indra Dunis of Peaking Lights and missing-in-action psychedelic songsmith Nick Nicely all added their unmistakeable tones. A set of final overdubs from Tom Furse (The Horrors) and some tinkering from Seahawks’ regular Cornish musical mates sealed the deal. The whole process took time but what is time when faced with the epic expanse of the cosmos - a cosmos full of soft tones and brilliant corners, unexpected collisions, warm openings, deep colours and fresh textures.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Ltd LP Info: Super limited bubblegum pink vinyl (signed by the band) and numbered art poster print (Limited to 50 and also signed by the band) plus a bonus 7" and CD.

      The last 12” in Seahawks 'Invisible Sunrise' remix series and to say they duo have saved the best until last would be unfair on all the other amazing remixes, but this really is a doozy.

      Quiet Village do what they do best here, offering an exceedingly epic 13 (THIRTEEN!) minute remix of 'Crystal Beach'. It's a tropical jungle chugger that transcends time and space to take you on a trip you’re never going to forget. Without a doubt one of the best things we’ve heard from QV in quite some time.

      On the flip The Advisory Circle provide what is perhaps the most beautiful remix in the series so far, adding a melodic, inventive and deeply lush touch to 'Calling Always'. An anthemic come down for those moments when you need a big audio hug. Simply gorgeous.

      Lastly Seahawks leave us with an unreleased mix of 'Crystal Beach' which sounds like George Benson tripping on a beach in Hawaii at 5am... Languid jazz guitar, slo-mo beats, the sound of the waves and some deep electronics - what more could you want. Seahawks at their finest and one more reason this is an essential purchase.


      FORMAT INFORMATION

      12" Info: *ONE COPY FOUND*

      Seahawks & Autre Ne Veut

      Don's Rainbow

      The nation's favourite nautical adventurers are back! "Don’s Rainbow" marks a quantum leap for Seahawks, the first release on new label Ocean Moon and the first recording from the "Invisible Sunrise" sessions. "Invisible Sunrise" is the forthcoming album from Seahawks and the first to be recorded with live musicians rather than a hard drive full of dusty old samples. The results are stunningly original, not least on this track with NYC head Autre Ne Veut (who has previously caused storms on Old English Spelling Bee and guested on Ford & Lopatin's album). "Don’s Rainbow" sounds like Michael McDonald’s "Sweet Freedom" crossed with "Nite Flight"-era Walker Brothers. A fantastic piece of hazy boogie with Jan Hammer pulse wave synths, heavy 8-bit Linn drums and fuzz drenched spirals of soprano sax and guitar colliding with the sound of soul from outer space. And we've not even mentioned the vocal - a sleazy, sex-drenched white-boy croon really going for it, but effortlessly slack. Imagine George Clinton if he were from Cornwall. On the flip the dub takes the track into a world of shadows, where smeared washes of sound swim in an ocean of decay. It’s easy to say when releasing something new that - 'they've really excelled this time' or, 'better than everything that came before it!'. But this really is a new chapter in the Seahawks' anthology, and I personally cannot wait for the album after hearing this. Slip these seven inches of pleasure into your loved one’s stocking this Christmas and they're sure to thank you.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: Here we go again... just in time for Christmas, and ahead of an excellent new album. Now with full live band audio support - the Seahawks just got even better! You need this!

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      7" Info: As always with Seahawks releases the packaging is beautiful. Heavyweight vinyl in a full colour sleeve, with full colour labels.


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