After years of work, deliberation, planning, rumors and anticipation, SEAS 2 is finally released.
The longtime collaborative duo of David Tagg and Brian Grainger have worked since 2008 to generate
what they consider a perfect union of dub, ambient and techno-influenced electronic music and
"assembled landscapes" (field recordings, white noise, textural overlays).
SEAS 2 is a full 80 minute album, containing eight new works that glimmer and sway under humid
heat and rainfall at the end of a long sunny Summer. Following up 2009's SEAS, which was filled
with arctic blues and icy cool air, SEAS 2 is an appropriate counterpoint to the elemental techno
that Brian and David have strived to create since the project's inception.
As you can see, the first edition of SEAS 2 (pictured above) is a very limited edition pressing of
60 copies, and comes with an exclusive bonus 3" EP called Restructural, containing two non-album tracks.
This deluxe limited package has been designed by David Tagg, in the style of the original releases at
his (now defunct) Expanding Electronic Diversity label from years ago. Hand-assembled and built with
high-quality thick plastics, featuring Tagg's patented "swivel case" formulation, and decorated with
tasteful custom printed decals. 100 minutes of new SEAS material presented in a lovely collector's edition.
This edition will not be available in shops, and will no doubt sell out very quickly, so preorders
are advised, and a limit of one copy per person is in place.
PREORDER THE DELUXE EDITION OF SEAS 2 (Expected ship date: September 12th, 2012)
Additionally, the original SEAS album from EED in 2009, long since out of print, has been reissued
in a standard CD-R version, containing all four tracks from the album as well as "Blue Dub", the
vinyl-only b-side from the Arctic/Blue Dub 12" (also out of print). This definitive reissue comes
packaged in a high-gloss mini-LP style cardboard jacket with a factory pressed CD-R inside.
A bundle option exists in the store for buyers interested in ordering SEAS and SEAS 2 at the same time.
PREORDER THE SEAS REISSUE (Expected ship date: September 12th, 2012)
PREORDER THE SEAS/SEAS 2 BUNDLE (Expected ship date: September 12th, 2012)
Finally, as if all this wasn't enough - the band have put together two digital compendiums: two volumes
of Assembled Landscapes, available for a "pay what you want" price at the Install Digital Archive.
Assembled Landscapes are the isolated atmospheric environments that are used as the backdrops behind
both of the SEAS albums. Containing a collage-like portrait of field recordings from New York, South Carolina
and Georgia, as well as textural experiments, white noise, feedback trails and layer upon layer of
effects treatments, reverberations and filters. The Assembled Landscapes collections represent the
elemental half of the SEAS project, and are available digitally here:
INSTALL DIGITAL ARCHIVE