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ARTIST
TITLE
SEAMONS
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
EMEGO 285LP EMEGO 285LP
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RELEASE DATE
8/14/2020

Chra is the artist moniker for Austrian Christina Nemec (Bray, Shampoo Boy). SEAMONS is the latest missive in her ongoing exploration of suffocating abstract audio. At once designed and falling apart SEAMONS is rough and crude, a stumbling and staggering electronic expedition where nothing presents itself explicit in intent. It's a tense obscure record that teases you into its peculiar vortex from its suggestive nature of exploring the enigma beyond its haunted facade. "VICIOUS WATER REGIMES" stutters along as an "ugly" mass of grey electronica. "CAST(O)RO" shines from light from the depths with its occasional foray into glistening tones. "COLONIA MARINA SERENELLA" is a dank squelching backdrop for a dark age. "CAST" twists tension with flickering electronics chaotic in their perpetual design of order confronting inevitable collapse. "LET SHARKS SLEEP" is not only a great title but a mind tickling adventure of descending/rising digital dance that builds in intensity with its relentless repetition. "WIDOW WALKS" gallops and creaks along a path veiled in whispers. "ENGE" lunges through time with an air of deep uncertainty. SEAMONS hovers on the outskirts, crawling out of the speakers with endless surprising turns, few of them comfortable. SEAMONS is progressive ambient, not the kind that makes you escape, but rather one you can't escape from. SEAMONS crawls into the very guts of sound to uncover and unravel the uneasy and unsettling underbelly within. Recorded and produced in Vienna, Waldviertel, Crete as well as on planes and in cemeteries, 2018-2019. Mastered by Russell Haswell, January 2020. Cut by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle, Berlin, February 2020. Artwork by Susi Klocker.