Album Review: For Barbara Lee by Seekonk

Album Name: For Barbara Lee
Artist: Seekonk
Year/Label: 2003 / KimChee Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

You want shadowy, ambient pop? You got it. Just pick up Seekonk’s debut CD, “For Barbara Lee”. This is the kind of music that just washes over you. When listening on a stereo at home or at low level in a car, it’s nice peaceful background music. When listening on headphones (where you get the whole affect) it is literally dream-inducing. You sort of melt into the music and just ride it along.

Shana Barry’s breathy vocals are perfect for the genre and the instruments play beautifully well together. See the band line up and what they play below to get a good idea of the variety of instruments you’ll hear.

Though the CD only has 8 tracks, don’t think you aren’t getting your money’s worth here. Each song clocks in at an average of six minutes long and they’re all beautiful.

Seekonk is:
Dave Noyes (classical guitar, rhodes piano, vocals, keyboards, cello, trombone)
Patrick Corrigan (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, drums, vibraphone, keyboards, amplified birdcage)
Jason Ingalls (drums, xylophone, percussion)
Todd Hutchisen (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, Rhodes piano)
Shana Barry (vocals, theremin, keyboards on For Barbara Lee)
Danielle Hylen (vocals)

Posted on November 17, 2003

Track Listing
1. Move
2. Swim Again
3. Hate the Sun
4. The Delivery
5. Twenty Degrees
6. Got What’s Coming
7. Tiny Lustre
8. Maps of Egypt

[Seekonk Official Site]


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