Updated: Jun 25, 2021
Release Date: August 21, 2020 Genre: Art Pop, Post-Industrial Label: Artoffact Records Seeming is made up of author, theorist, and composer Alex Reed, with the help of member Aaron Fuleki. Seeming is a post-industrial, art-pop project that is ever-changing. Not one album is alike in any shape or form. Seeming was formed in Ithaca, New York in 2014 from the ashes of Reed and Fuleki’s previous darkwave band, ThouShaltNot. Further continuing on their break-out year, they broke into the scene with their debut album, Madness & Extinction, which earned an Album of the Year award from I Die: You Die. Their brand new album The Birdwatcher’s Guide To Atrocity was co-produced by avant-garde percussionist Sarah Hennies and both Reed and Fuleki.
Seeming’s brand new third album, The Birdwatcher’s Guide To Atrocity is the follow-up album to their 2017 album, SOL: A Self-Banishment Ritual, which introduced a 1970s funk and psychedelic feel to the Seeming’s sound. Seeming’s newest collection of work shines a light on living life under capitalism, and within its post-punk and synth-pop elements, the album emits a political revolt, personal remembrance, and disarming compassion. Reed is the author of a 400-page book, Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music, where he said and promised, “to craft grandiose, otherworldly music that speaks with radically progressive fervor to the real twenty-first century crises of politics, race, population, and animal rights.”
The ten songs on The Birdwatcher’s Guide To Atrocity touch on many important and interesting topics such as rage, capitalism, resilience, burnout, ecstasy, suicide, healing, magic, and creating new worlds. Seeming’s third and most certainly their most impressive record to date, promises to be another breathtaking record from Alex Reed, who is always reinventing himself with every song he creates. If you purchase a CD copy of The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Atrocity, you also receive a full-length bonus album of nine more original songs and two remixes titled Monster. You can grab the album here, or listen to it on your preferred music streaming service.
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