SEEMING: The Big Takeover premieres post-industrial visionary’s “Go Small” music video.
Stream Seeming’s “Go Small” video HERE!
“Go Small” appears on Seeming’s upcoming, third album, The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity, out August 21st on Artoffact Records. Pre-order the album at THIS location!
Seeming’s Alex Reed states: “I recorded the vocals for ‘Go Small’ outdoors in the Pyrenees mountains one morning last summer. The birds you hear are real. It’s a song about clinging to a vital sliver of sanity by focusing only on what was right in front of me: a room, a garden, my own hands. The drums feature Sarah Hennies and Aaron Fuleki. Its video was filmed in lockdown, at a shack in the woods of Ithaca, NY. When the world is run by cruel and greedy men, it’s hard to ‘go small,’ but that intimacy and focus really saved me. This is a song for recentering — all without forgetting your rage. It feels like life under quarantine. It feels like 2020.”
“The earth is radiantly suicidal,” he sings on the song’s chorus. “So if there’s any play in favor of survival, it’s ‘go small.'”
Menacing but vulnerable, furious but intimate, Seeming’s post-industrial music is on the fringe of a new generation of heavy, dark, cerebral pop. The upcoming The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity bears traces of elder visionaries, from Peter Gabriel and Roger Waters, to Diamanda Galás and Trent Reznor, and places Seeming in the company of modern-day darlings like Drab Majesty, Blanck Mass, and The Knife.
With pounding drums, a dazzling palette of synth sounds, and Reed’s voice exuding both confidence and humility, Seeming’s third album, The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity, is another staunchly unique masterpiece – a breathtaking work from an artist who reinvents himself with every song. Reed states: “The album is about the struggle to remain alive and sane while coping with Earth’s insanity and cruelty. But it also brims with reminders of how to survive another day.”
Urgent in tone, grandiose in style, The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity was co-produced with renowned avant-garde percussionist Sarah Hennies and features a guest vocal by Bill Drummond of legendary, inscrutable, UK duo The KLF – Drummond’s first recorded vocal appearance in two decades.
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