With Council Tree, Seagull has crafted another distinct album that delves into the fragile consciousness of modern existence.
Council Tree further develops Bolton’s interest in minimalist compositions and modern pop songwriting. Bolton transfigures his songs through lyrical repetition, uncrowded yet complex arrangements and spacious electronic sounds giving Council Tree an otherworldly quality.
Thematically Council Tree transcends the impermanence and complexity of modern life within a context of mental illness, disaster and death. Council Tree was recorded with the help of producer Nick Huggins and features the distinctive percussion of Kishore Ryan, locked bass work of Edward Bolton and instrumental subtleties from Michael Zullicki, all elements that combine to create an absorbing album experience that takes the listener into an atypical world of sound.
SYN APPROVED ARTIST – JULY 2010
Praise for Seagull
“A beautiful collection of meditations on modern life and the possibilities of modern pop music...filled with subtle, sparse, and sophisticated arrangements.”
Triple R, (Album of the Week, July 19th 2010)
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