PICT008 Seams “Focus Energy/Motive Order”

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The Focus Energy/Motive Order twelve inch takes Seams’s lush electronica in a new direction. Having captured the essence of the Berlin summertime with the ‘Tourist’ EP, Seams returns with an altogether more dancefloor orientated release.

Driven by a desire to make audiences dance at his live shows, a much more propulsive sound manifests itself across the two tracks, both built from the same ingredients but taken in two very different directions. Focus Energy‘s minimal percussion and vocal stabs push Seams’s sound further towards the techno production hinted at in Hung Markets, whereas Motive Order rearranges Focus Energy‘s parts into a denser wall of sound, filled with arpeggios and noise, evoking the spirit of the Border Community fold.

“A heavily condensed piano sample and thin, repetitive beat drive this near-perfect, lo-fi dance track.” – The Independent

“I love focus energy, exactly what I’ve been hunting for. Listening happily on repeat, can’t wait to play it out.” – James Holden

imagine Mario and Luigi DJing at an amyl-fuelled free party and you’re in the right f*cked up video game. It’s electro-house, but not as we know it; curiously addictive and super-effective.” – Boomkat

PICT008 Seams “Focus Energy/Motive Order”

Release Date: 18th July 2011
Format: 12″ vinyl and MP3 download

Track Listing

Focus Energy
Motive Order

Produced by James Welch
Design by Matt Chlebek
Mastered at Finyl Tweek

Live Dates

10-06-2011      Bulls Head, Birmingham, GB
15-06-2011       Star and Garter, Manchester, GB
02-07-2011      The Social Club, Paris, FR
07-07-2011      Mondial Club, Hamburg, DE
08-07-2011      Breminale Festival, Bremen, DE
09-07-2011      TBC, Berlin, DE
17-07-2011      Seams Single Launch, Lock Tavern, London, GB (Facebook Event)
20-07-2011      Ten Feet Tall, Cardiff, GB
22-07-2011      Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, GB
28-08-2011      Easten Electrics, Ewer Street Carpark, London, GB

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