Saturday, December 20, 2008


Hello Sundazers, i'm back with what then was once described as My Bloody Valentine meets Aphex Twin, interestingly both these names have stood the test of time-thusfar-, whilst the band in focus today..Seefeel..fell apart within 4 years. The path they chose split, as the world of electronics opens a myriad of ways, certainly compared to the shoegazer indie path which they initially started out on. However that was all yet to be, as here we have their remastered debut album. Njoy..

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Seefeel - Quique (pronounce Keek) ( ^ 256mb)

Seefeel formed in 1992 in London, England, guitarist Mark Clifford and drummer Justin Fletcher met up at a London college, and by 1992 the duo had recruited vocalist Sarah Peacock and Mark Van Hoen (bass), during 1992, latter was replaced by Daren Seymour on bass. Seefeel began auditioning songs and was ready to record their first single for Too Pure Records, but experienced a change of heart, the quartet grew bored within the restraints of normal rock forms and started working with loops and programs rather than lyrics and choruses, this caused the resulting EP More Like Space to owe more of a debt to Aphex Twin than alternative rock.

They released their first EPs and first album on the British independent label Too Pure in 1993. Seefeel's music was stylistically situated at the intersection of dream pop/shoegaze and ambient techno/IDM. Seefeel's debut album Quique, turned out an even colder document of ambient indie techno than the previous EPs had predicted. The album was hailed as a techno album which indie kids could listen to, and it received an American release that same year on the dance label Astralwerks. During 1994, Astralwerks compiled the two early EPs as Polyfusia, and Seefeel made the leap from rock to techno as they signed with IDM label Warp Records, after which point Seefeel's music became darker and more minimal. Their 2nd album album, 1995's Succour, was something of a disappointment the record was a bit too skeletal for most rock critics or music fans. The music became less collaborative within the group after the move to Warp, as is made evident by the similarities between Succour, and subsequent Mark Clifford solo releases. This caused the temporary breakup of the group in 1996, when Mark Clifford's Disjecta project became his main occupation.

Peacock, Fletcher, and Seymour in turn joined Mark Van Hoen (aka Locust) for an EP and album of indie/trip-hop recorded as Scala. Though Seefeel returned in late 1996 with their third proper LP, Ch-Vox, the group took an open-ended hiatus after its release. Peacock and Seymour continued to record as Scala, while Clifford recorded an EP for Warp as Woodenspoon and later surfaced as Sneakster.
The band ceased making music as Seefeel in 1996 and performed their last live concert in October of 1997 alongside Boards of Canada.

Members of Seefeel have continued to release new material under different aliases and projects.

On May 14, 2007, Seefeel's 1993 debut album Quique was re-released on UK-based label Too Pure as Quique (Redux Edition). The original tracks have been remastered and a second disc, which contains several rare remixes and previously unreleased tracks, has been added to the album. The album title refers to the band members having given their instruments french names; "Quique" referring to the kick-drum.

Seefeel - Quique (Redux Edition) 1 (93 ^ 129mb)

01 - Climactic Phase #3 (8:24)
02 - Polyfusion (6:23)
03 - Industrious (6:40)
04 - Imperial (6:40)
05 - Plainsong (7:43)
06 - Charlotte's Mouth (7:27)
07 - Through You (5:48)
08 - Filter Dub (8:46)
09 - Signals (5:47)

Seefeel - Quique (Redux Edition) 2 ( 93 ^ 127mb)

11 - Clique (5:28)
12 - Is It Now? (4:23)
13 - Filter Dub (i-01 Mix) (9:40)
14 - Come Alive (Climactic Phase #1) (5:41)
15 - Time To Find Me (Alternate Desk Mix) (5:20)
16 - Charlotte's Mouth (Avant Garde Mix) (7:27)
17 - My Super 20 (6:31)
18 - Climactic Phase #3 (Overnight Mix) (8:31)
19 - Silent Pool (7:02)

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