I’m not even going to try and be mysterious and jaded here – this is about to be a gush piece on Seekae. If you want unbiased information from a neutral source you’d best march those shiny boots over to the Telegraph. Here you will get nothing but extreme personal bias in favour of the plaintiff. Brace.
It’s not even that the song is killer, or that 1:46 makes me giddy. It’s the warm reassurance of knowing you can trust a group to grow their sound while keeping the depth. And if you’re not on the internet for warm reassurance, then go tell your internet service provider so they can dutifully cut you loose.
Like ‘Another‘ (which I was also hopelessly taken by), ‘Test and Recognise‘ is sparse and much more vocal than their old stuff – but it has one of the strongest moods they’ve ever conjured. It still floats untracked in that Seekae triangle between ominous, fun and beautiful – just moreso.
If you’re late to the party it’s possibly more divisive than their older work, but also a whole other thing to Alex Cameron’s impressively committed solo….character project(?) which you might be tempted to distrust at first (though you ought to attend here and let it grow on you).
Maybe Tommy said it better by saying less, but my effort is more informative because I’m also telling you that the full-length on drops 12/9/2014 and that the staff to seduce for a listen before then are those working for Future Classic.
In fact, life tip from maamf: seduce early for both tour and album listens. Don’t say we never help.