From his whirlwind of psychedelia, Seabuckthorn (aka Andy Cartwright) builds upon his 2016 full-length with 10 track album - Turns. Typically misty and embodied with confusion, this is an experimental twist of modern classical. Cold and metallic landscape are forged within this extremely cinematic cut.
8/10 Robin Staff review, 26 April 2017
Trembling folkie Seabuckthorn has basically been on an unstoppable roll since forever, so the schooled amongst you will know what to expect: a strummed, picked and lightly drummed rock ambience that sounds swept up in offshore drama, taking long voyages in the threat of an empty sea. His last EP for Dead West feeds nicely into this new record on Lost Tribe, which fills the heart with dread simply by meditating.
Andy Cartwright seems to have given into the cinematic implications of his sound here, hinting at the symphonies that could be burrowed underneath his twelve-string: “Of Disappearance” is coupled with string-like fragments that give it a spectral quality, with chords flickering like light on the horizon. It’s pretty sublime -- alongside Fritch and his scratchily bowed additions on bass, you’re hearing Cartwright’s picking pattern laid out against a backdrop that extends for miles.
As per Seabuckthorn protocal, shit rarely kicks off on this record, the dangers instead projected from across the way. Instead, this record has ghosts of climaxes, as on the smoky and quickly dissoled "Plateau Edge". Regardless, this is an absolutely beautiful record in whichever way it pleases -- “Lanterns” may be the loveliest Seabuckthorn piece yet, its simple use of dynamics creating the feeling of a racing pulse from within the body of Cartwright’s guitar. He's once more not to be missed.
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