Hometime // Sedayne // Ploughmyth 91096
Its attention to slow slow-shaping timbre managed to burst through my anti-folk prejudices... Handful of Dust meets Alan Stivell? Sonically immersive / anxiously celtic but guaranteed devoid of romantic bullshit
For anyone looking for a 'way in' to Sedayne's proximal sound-world, then Hometime is the place to begin. Critically acclaimed, considered for release by Leo Records (imagine - Sedayne a stablemate of Anthony Braxton & Sun Ra!) and featured on Radio Three's Mixing It, it certainly represents his most public work to date, but ultimately the appeal of Hometime is simply that of any masterpiece: that it transcends its genre to be classifiable only as universal.
1) Django Meets Quatermass in the Post-Industrial Hinterlands of Middlesbrough / 25.22
i) Ici 1 / 9.33 ii) Hinterland / 16.43
2) But an' Ben / 21.00
iii) Hometime / 9.33 iv) Ici 2 / 4.08 v) Proximal Bird Dance Version 1 / 7.20
3) Boca Chica from the Moon / 29.57
vi) Proximal Bird Dance Version 2 / 6.32 vii) Obelisk / 4.17 viii) Gabber Reel / 3.09 ix) Mausoleum / 1.44 x) Harvest Myth 1996 / 9.50 xi) Fleadh / 1.20 xii) Onset Part 11 : Taliesin Hearthdance / 3.03
plus 8cm* supplementary disk featuring...
4) Coldharbour / 16.41
xiii) Pilgrim / 4.23 xiv) Narthex / 5.23 xv) Galilee / 6.54
Desperations, Pacifications, Expectations, Acclamations & Realizations by Sedayne
September & October 1996. With thanks to Mord Fiddle for the Campanology; Clodpole
for the Fleadh; Cameron for the Foxes; & Durham County Council for the Incidental