REVIEW // Seekae – Test & Recognise

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 Earlier in the year I watched Seekae perform at Golden Plains.

I won’t lie, I don’t remember much of it except that it was really hot and that they played at 3pm when really, they are a band that should be putting on the epic light shows that they are known for at 12am (these guys program their lights with their beats and create something close to a outer space nebula…seriously check them out if you can).

They probably played their new track ‘Test & Recognise’ and I probably really liked it. This is the end of the review.

Kidding.

Seekae has always been a band that I’ve found hard to describe. To me, they don’t just make “a song” as such but rather moments in a headspace that they beautifully recreate into something that listeners can relate to and imagine being in.

Piling layers of samples from analogue synthesisers over conflicting beats, Seekae decided to add the floaty vocals of Alex Cameron into their mixes and haven’t put a foot wrong since. ‘Test & Recognise’ is a step towards a more up tempo sound for Seekae and is a track that has cleverly crafted Cameron’s monotone vocals in a way that sounds sharp and snappy and they bobble over the syncopated percussion track.

A new and exciting path for Seekae and a great lead up to their new release later in the year, ‘Test & Recognise’ provides a good intermission for the fans waiting for more Seekae light shows.


THE BREAKDOWN:

Hometown: Sydney, Australia.
Upcoming album: The Worry, to be released September 2014 (available for pre-order now, here).
Sounds like: Mount Kimbie, Gold Panda, Four Tet.
Say what? Before they were called Seekae, the trio was called Commander Keen.

Paws and pineapples, Cat.

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