'Sexy' is probably the last adjective you'd expect to find describing a Gobby project, but SETH, his collaboration with art-pop songstress Jamie Krasner has turned in a mini-album of such unbridled cosmic loveliness here, it's hard NOT to invoke the S-word. Obviously it's profoundly weird too, but we wouldn't be here otherwise, now would we?
Favorite track: METH FACE (I Can't Wait).
SETH is the project of NYC's James K that she started with Gobby in 2012. SETH is whimsical. SETH is half-self-conscious, twice as demonic. It works in another dimension, throwing a few shaky rope bridges when absolutely unnecessary. It's using time for all that it’s worth, not quite leaving any space to breathe.
For their second album, released on cassette, this time via 1080p, SETH searches for a way out of a pretty nasty place it found itself in. Using the elements of darkness and light, SETH seeks a new shelter - lush and volatile, promising but not quite real. ‘This is True (Sunseth),’ the resulting mini album, is a brainchild of James K's glitter-tormented mind. Duo’s trickery and perversity shaped the actual sound, to reflect their meandrical relationship and feelings towards each other at that moment in time.
The tape is a cartridge: by inserting it in your machine, you unlock the SETH exotic realm; flaming away into ashy night. Poing, volatile poing.
released June 2, 2015
All vocal production, writing, and performing: James K
Writing, arranging, production: James K and Gobby
All artwork: James K
Videos: James K
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