Seasons Full Length

Well, it looks like the Summer of Colburn is sounding pretty sweet again this year. In this article you can stream two songs from the upcoming full length by Seasons which I produced last year. The author got a few things wrong (saying that I “engineered” the record rather than “produced” it and referring to the mastering engineer as the Mixer, when it was Julian Martlew and myself) but at least it got in print! right? Please to enjoy these sounds.

Stream: Seasons, ‘Used to Be Alive’

KEVIN BRONSON on June 11th, 2014

Scene regulars Seasons have largely been off the radar in the two years since they completed releasing their four-EP cycle “Spring”/”Summer”/”Winter”/”Autumn” between 2009 and ’12. There, the ensemble led by singer-guitarist Nik Garcia established themselves as sometimes-cinematic, sometimes-wonky psychedelic explorers. The septet is back this fall with the full-length “Everything Changes,” and if that title doesn’t suggest some existential navel-gazing, then you have the single “Used to Be Alive,” which laments, in apogean fashion, the detachment brought on by encroaching technology. Then there’s “Fossils,” which amid dream-state synths ponders the “remnants of my old life,” punctuated by Dayna Richards’ horn. Produced by Scott Colburn (an engineer on Arcade Fire and Animal Collective records, among other credits) and mixed by Dave Cooley, “Everything Changes” figures to offer an emotional opus on the passage of time by a band who have seen it.

Favorites for May 2014

Kim Fowley – Bubble Gum
Kim Fowley – Animal Man
Kim Fowley – Chinese Water Torture
Kim Fowley – Nightrider
The Telescopes – I Fall She Screams
Smersh – Greasing Wheezer
Slicing Grandpa – Low Vibrations
Slicing Grandpa – Most Minimal
Moira Scar – Transblister
Moira Scar – Spacetime Resonators
Moira Scar – Magician’s Rant–Ossuery Querry–Spilt Potion
Moira Scar – De-Monster-A-Tiff
Moira Scar – Miss Funktion
Factrix – Eerie Lights
Factrix – Heavy Breathing
Factrix – Anemone Housing
Cray (Ross Healy) – STRK
Mono; Poly – Ramayana