out on December 11th 2020
… “too wild”
Well established as one of the most respected dreampop acts of the last decade, SEASURFER are breaking new ground with the 16 tracks of their third album “Zombies”, set for release on 11th December via Reptile Music. The sound of the German duo is still fuzzy, full of reverb and layers, but more synthetic beats and rhythms lead to adarker electronic noise pop style with strong influences from the post punk and cold wave genre.
“Zombies” draws a murky painting of all the horror and abysses of these days, while the music is full of drivingbasses, noisy guitars, atmospheric synths and the ethereal vocals of songstress Apolonia. Nevertheless, there shimmers likewise a subtle pop attitude, which offers a certain kind of 80s reminiscence and also some spare light at the end of thetunnel. For the first time SEASURFER mastermind Dirk Knight recorded all instruments by himself, adding a few vocals aswell.
The CD edition comes up with a second disc including the 8-track mini-album “The Dreampop Days”(digitally availableas well), that Dirk Knight recorded with guest singer ElenaAlice Fossi from Italian darkwave band Kirlian Camera. Two songs, among them the 2019 single “Blue Days”, were mixed by 4 AD producer legend John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Lush, Nine Inch Nails, This Mortal Coil).
Seasurfer is the Hamburg-based band around song writer & fuzz-reverb-lover Dirk Knight, for going the way of the conventional band by working together with a collective of singers & musicians to assist in building his idea of sound.
Back in the Nineties Dirk was in the so-called “Heavenly Voices” scene with his former band Dark Orange on the German cult-label HYPERIUM, collaborating with the likes of Robin Guthrie from Cocteau Twins.
As SEASURFER, Dirk collaborated also with members of Trespassers William, Whimsical, Jaguwar, Last Leaf Down.
[December 11th 2020]
Label / Booking / Press:
Reptile Music / Kool Things