Collating the work by influential group Seefeel released on Warp and Rephlex 94-96. This includes the long out of print releases Succour and (Ch-Vox) as well as EPs Starethrough and Fracture/Tied and 22 bonus tracks remastered from original DAT transfers by Stefan Betke.
Succour was released quickly after the success of their 1993 debut Quique — regarded as a prophetic example of shoegaze’s eventual transformation into post-rock — a newly minted contract with Warp would prove symbolic of where the group would steer the project next. The few “rock” elements of its full-length predecessor had evaporated, and vast spaces of dub and ambient would come to inform 1995’s Succour. Skeletal rhythmic elements amalgamating into their brooding, elemental and completely singular sound.
If Succour was Seefeel’s departure from the cul de sac of shoegaze music to wander through the desert of abstract electronics, 1996’s (Ch-Vox) is the sound of a group building a civilisation in the remotest spot, revelling in their sound far away from the rest of the world, their tones arriving to us like strange signals through the air. Singular as each of Seefeel’s LPs are, (Ch-Vox) could well be their definitive statement, a compelling album fuelled by deepest mystery.
An extensive and compelling collection of rare Seefeel gems unearthed from their unique catalogue with new artwork by The Designers Republic and liner notes by Mark Clifford and Sarah Peacock.