Review: Alex Picone's Seekers project is taking on a life of its own thanks to a fourth studio album since 2016, and it's impressive to see such continuity in terms of sound, design, and general aesthetic. Much like the previous 3 LPs under the Seekers moniker, Into The Red is a wonderfully explorative effort, often transforming from deep house into something more abstract, less concrete, but nonetheless funky and energetic in its approach. For example, the gentle euphoria of "Muttons" evolves into the aqueous acid loops that govern "Preface", while the old-school rave bass of "Dr Rot" mutates into a beat-heavy Chicago house number. It is the sign of a producer who truly understands how to craft stories out of dance music, a skill which should always remain at the core of what this music is about. Recommended.
Review: As you'll no doubt be aware, the Seekers pseudonym gets passed between producers like an over-sized jazz cigarette at an early morning after-party. For this third full-length excursion, the baton has been passed to newcomer Luca Piermattei. As usual, it's a pleasingly varied and atmospheric affair, where you'll find hazy dub house cuts nestling side by side with extended ambient interludes, and drowsy techno rollers rubbing shoulders with deep house/electro fusion cuts. This limited edition version comes bundled with an exclusive, ultra-limited 7" single. This includes the zany, hip-hop-meets-IDM bubbler "Frankie's Resurrection" and the wonky, deep space tech-jazz shuffle of "Fantasy Fantasizing".