Seesar | The Silver Key

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The Silver Key

by Seesar

Dark ambient soundscapes created on traditional percussion, homemade instruments, and household items, influenced by the works of horror author H. P. Lovecraft
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Turning the Silver Key
10:02 album only
2. Summoning Minions of Karakal
11:50 album only
3. Black Galleon Bound for Leng
13:54 album only
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Album Notes
Seesar engages in the Art of Eldtrich Noise

The Seesar project constructs dark ambient soundscapes using unnamable timbres and demented, uncanny rhythms and melodies to evoke the fear and dread expressed within the works of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors of Mythos fiction. More specifically, Seesar draws from Italian Futurism and Dadaist aesthetics, embracing the sounds of modern society that embody the end of world as it was seen around the turn of the 20th Century. It is a fitting incorporation as it parallels Lovecraft’s manifestation of modernism as Cosmic Doom.

In part, Seesar accomplishes this realization of darkness by performing on scrap metal, turning household items into musical instruments, and building new noise-making devices to generate unique sonic additions. Employing textures provided by the inclusion of traditional musical instruments from various cultures from around the World are also part of Seesar’s music, removing it further from the listeners’ familiarity and expectations and thus deepening the connection to the unknown.

Seesar is typically a solo project by percussionist Will Connor, but occasionally extends to invite guest musicians of like-minded musical goals and appreciation for Lovecraft, in order to present new, unheard disturbing passages, only made possible through these collaborations. By using these approaches, techniques, instruments, and sounds, Seesar performs and composes pieces that pay homage to and recreate feelings cultivated within the literary genius of Lovecraft and other tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Currently, Seesar has appeared on several compilations of dark ambient music, released full-length CDs on the UK label Sombre Soniks and Brazilian label Schtumm Logic, and has toured extensively through the UK, Europe, and the US. Upcoming Seesar projects include two more solo CD releases in 2016/2017, collaborations with Abismo Humano, raxil4, Mu, Akoustik Timbre Frekuency, Plaguewielder, Tamerlan, Kotodama, Cementimental, Anton Mobin, and more, as well as continued sound design with Dread Falls Theatre and sonic contributions to the works of NYC Gothcore rap artist Mizfit tha Menace: Horror Himself. Connor works and lives in London, UK with his wife, dog, library of Lovecraftian tomes, and untold numbers of unusual musical instruments.

The music on this collection draws from Lovecraft's Dream Cycle, most specifically The Dream Quest of the Unknown Kadath.

The Silver Key, is the second release by the Seesar project. Originally, this collection was released in 2014 on Schtum Logic Records based in Brazil, but that label has since gone out of business, and is being reissued as the first release on Dagon Records, a division of the Miskatonik University Orne Library Audio Archives, based in London, UK.



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