SEAHAWKS PARADISE FREAKS LP VINYL NEW 33RPM
1. Rainbow Sun (feat. Maria Minerva)
2. Looking At The Sun (feat. Tim Burgess)
3. Drifting (feat. Indra Dunis of Peaking Lights)
4. Paradise Freaks
5. Moon Turn Tides (feat. Maria Minerva)
6. Didn't Know I Was Lost (feat. Tim Burgess)
7. Electric Waterfalls (feat. Nick Nicely)
Seahawks have been a Ã¯Â¿Â½best kept secretÃ¯Â¿Â½ since 2009. Having got together to create their own particular style of Ã¯Â¿Â½cosmic musicÃ¯Â¿Â½ back then, the duo of Jon Tye and Pete Fowler have released a seemingly unstoppable wave of music on limited edition vinyl in hand printed sleeves, cassette, picture disc and even mini disc. Seahawks have remixed artists including The Horrors, Badly Drawn Boy, Tim Burgess, Rune Lindbaek and The Advisory Circle. They host a regular Ã¯Â¿Â½boat partyÃ¯Â¿Â½ in London where guests Ulrich Schnauss, Tom Furse et al are free to play whatever the hell they like. Their few live shows have taken place in London, Manchester and Japan.
Seahawks were formed when Jon Tye invited Pete Fowler to spin some discs with him at a party. While playing, they discovered they both loved the seemingly incompatible genres of free electronic noise and smooth AOR soft rock. It was the fusion of these two disparate elements that lead to the first Seahawks release Ã¯Â¿Â½Omega BeachÃ¯Â¿Â½, a record that fused Oneohtrix Point NeverÃ¯Â¿Â½s tripped out synths with Don HenleyÃ¯Â¿Â½s Deadhead quoting anthem Ã¯Â¿Â½BoyÃ¯Â¿Â½s Of SummerÃ¯Â¿Â½. Subsequent releases have explored all manner of West Coast/soft rock sounds mixed with sprawling freeform improvisations to create deep listening epics like Ã¯Â¿Â½Spaceships Over Topanga CanyonÃ¯Â¿Â½ and Ã¯Â¿Â½Tender AbyssÃ¯Â¿Â½.
In 2011 Seahawks were offered some free studio time. Faced with a room full of drums, guitars and keyboards, the duo called on some fellow travellers to help create the sound theyÃ¯Â¿Â½d been hearing in their heads for so long. The result is Ã¯Â¿Â½Paradise FreaksÃ¯Â¿Â½. While some tracks even resemble conventional songs, others stretch right out and explore the far reaches of the universe. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s the kind of record Jonathan Wilson might have made if heÃ¯Â¿Â½d grown up listening to Cluster, Cerrone and Jerry Garcia or if Connan Mockasin had ended up on stage jamming with a prime time Doobie Brothers.
Recording with a core group featuring Al Doyle (Hot Chip/LCD Soundsystem) on bass and guitar Rob Smoughton (Hot Chip/Grovesnor) on drums and guitar and Kenny Dickenson (KT Tunstall/Red Ken) on keys, Seahawks invited some of their favourite singers to contribute vocals. Maria Minerva, Tim Burgess, Indra Dunis of Peaking Lights and missing-in-action psychedelic songsmith Nick Nicely all added their unmistakeable tones. A set of final overdubs from Tom Furse (The Horrors) and some tinkering from SeahawksÃ¯Â¿Â½ regular Cornish musical mates sealed the deal. The whole process took time but what is time when faced with the epic expanse of the cosmos - a cosmos full of soft tones and brilliant corners, unexpected collisions, warm openings, deep colours and fresh textures.