Since releasing their home produced and self-released debut album The Sound Of Trees Falling On People back in 2008, Seekae have kept us all waiting on tender hooks for their follow up. Sure there have been some recordings released from the individual members under the various monikers or Peon, Stuttah and Vorad Fils, all of which have been great, but now, finally, they have returned with +DOME, an album that showcases a band eager to experiment with different forms and styles as they continue to hone and refine their own musical identity.
A step in somewhat of a new direction from The Sound Of Trees… +DOME signals not only that the band are maturing and reaching new heights in their songwriting and production, but also that they’re not afraid to change things up, which considering the fact that their first album earned them swathes of positive reviews, hordes of fans and even getting named FBi Album of the Week, beating out the legendary Madlib. In such a turbulent industry where trends and fashion can mean that band’s go in and out of fashion with swift regularity, Seekae believe in what they’re doing enough to trust that their music will speak for itself even if it doesn’t match up with our expectations.
We spoke to all three members, John Hassell, Alex Cameron and George Nicholas at their studio space in the iconic Hibernian House in the weeks leading up to it’s release to discuss the album as well as the process of making it.