Seefeel – Seefeel

Album Review by Paul Neeson | 11 Jan 2011
  • Seefeel - Seefeel
Album title: Seefeel
Artist: Seefeel
Label: Warp
Release date: 31 Jan

The release of this eponymous self-titled album from abstract electronic experimentalists Seefeel may represent their first in over fourteen years, but the reassembled London-based outfit’s return to Warp Records finds them firmly in the same mindset.

With Mark Clifford having declared that they were on hiatus until they felt sufficiently positioned to break down creative boundaries following 1996's (CH-VOX), the length of their hibernation is testament to his sincerity, and Seefeel confirmation that they're in that place now.

With the addition of Shigeru Ishihara (DJ Scotch Egg) and former Boredoms drummer Iida Kazuhisa (E-Da), when the mix is right – as found on Making, or the intoxicating Airless – the results are sublime; think of their debut Quique reworked by Autechre in Oversteps mode. There are, perhaps expectedly, moments where their vision spills over in to wild indulgence, but Seefeel were always going to present a challenge; here that challenge simply equates to a great album earned with time. [Paul Neeson]