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KEITH SEATMAN

TIME TO DREAM BUT NEVER SEEN

CASTLES IN SPACE


Format: LP
Cata No: CiS042
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“Time To Dream But Never Seen” is the 6th album by Keith Seatman and his his first release for Castles in Space.
Keith Seatman’s music is an anachronistically repurposed assemblage of sounds, melodies and technologies plundered
from different time zones. 'Time To Dream But Never Seen', however, is far from being a haphazard and spontaneous
collage. Keith’s busy and dense soundworld is composed through a very deliberate and painstaking process. Unlikely
musical and sonic juxtapositions artfully evoke a sense of place and narrative. This latest excursion into bad-trip
psychedelia is shot through with wistful and whimsical melodies and occasional haunted voices. On 'Last One In', for
example, what could be a chirpy and exciting theme tune to a 1970s kid’s adventure series is modulated into a minor key
by a sinister synth bass line and menaced by a stomping bovver-boy rhythm. In the opening track, 'On to the Pier & Down
to the Sea', the amusement arcade din is submerged in a watery digital swirl during. Likewise, on 'Tippy Toe Tippy Toe' the
tiddly-om-pom-pom of the pier is heard from the point of view some approaching aquatic creature or perhaps by a
drowning man.
The closing section of the album shifts focus from the seafront to its rustic precursor, the mayday fair. Something weird
comes to the village in 'Waiting by the Window', sounding as if late period Radiophonic Workshop (when they got hold of
expensive synths) had popped back 15 years to work with their boffinish tape wielding forbears. It summons an
atmosphere like a Nigel Kneale drama or one of those folk-horror inspired episodes of Dr.Who. Finally, the album’s closing
title track seems to offer a chance of escape to a more rustic idyll with melancholy mellotron flute and mumbled nursery
rhymes. But as the album closes it feels like a relentlessly inescapable holiday-special steam train drags us back On to the
Pier & Down to the Sea.
Jim Jupp (Belbury Poly, Ghostbox Records)
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Surreal retro analogue visions slide in and out of haunted fever
dreams in this woozy, uniquely psychedelic, Radiophonicflavoured
concoction that's suffused with ambivalent
subconscious.
Carl Griffin Electronic Sound Magazine

 

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