Jonathan Hodgson’s beautifully surreal animation is the perfect accompaniment to the gently melodic ‘Virgin Soil’, which rises and falls, introducing layers of instrumentation: wind, brass, piano, underpinned by a warm bass. The musicianship is excellent, creating a sonic landscape to lose yourself in. The members of the London-based band represent a range of genres and when they come together, they create music that is stylistically fresh and engaging.
Add in Lauren Kinsella’s delicately understated vocals and Seafarers’ latest single becomes something beautiful. Look out for the new album this autumn. ‘Orlando’ has taken four years to put together but, on this evidence, it will have been worth the endeavour.
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