A music blog from Ireland.
With all the new music that gets sent in, there’s an invisible stack of things I want to buy and the Melting Cavalry album by Seti The First definitely belongs on the latter. Lush arrangements of empoweringly good, rich songs that work so well in this strange climate of ours. And this morning, I just saw that a new video has been uploaded for the opening track La Bassinette Noir. It was made by Adrian Crowley using found footage and imagery of his own son Max. One for the quietly lurking, constantly-curious people-watcher in us all.
The spine of drums here sound at first like an intro only to extend almost the entire length of the song, making the track complete in itself yet also an intro for the whole album. Simple things work so well. Released in April this year, there’s so much on offer in Melting Cavalry that the anatomical metaphors could go on to make mention of various body parts and processes that flesh out the record, its changes, the structured and bony lengths, palpable moments of softer material, ambient pulsation, the carefully-pressurised rush and rise of strings. Seti The First is cellist Kevin Murphy and guitarist Thomas Haugh whose music as Hulk I know and adore, and together they have created a vessel of intimate acoustic intricacy.