Map in Hand

by seaworthy

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Map In Hand often blurs the lines of conventional categorisation with elements traditionally considered part of “indie” or “post” rock blended with processed musical and field recordings usually associated with electronic music. Instruments and samples are often looped through amps and effects pedals, giving the sound an organic feel. Avoiding the muscular approach of loud/soft dynamics, Seaworthy concentrate on subtle shifts in melody, tone and texture to convey a sense of time and place.

The core sessions for Map In Hand took place over a few days in early Spring, 2006 and were book ended by recordings of birds from outside the home studio. There was little rehersal or preparation with many pieces featuring a strong element of improvisation. Recorded initially to cassette and reel-to-reel tape, the guitar loops and drones were then transferred to computer and assembled with minimal processing, preserving the initial feel of the music’s performance, complete with the happy accidents of errors, tape hiss and microphone overload that became intrinsically part of the compositions as much as any sounds produced by the instruments themselves.

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released November 14, 2006

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seaworthy Sydney, Australia

Seaworthy is the musical/sound recording project of Australian Cameron Webb. Bird calls. Scrapes. Tidal rushes. Ambient dronescapes and melodic guitar loops. Releases on 12k, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, Sound & Fury, Black Lodge Audio and many independent releases. This stuff doesn't go anywhere, it isn't designed to. ... more

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