Now this album is a mixture of things; like if you took Appalachian folk, a touch of 8-bit and surf rock tones and mushed them together…this would still be different. Seagulls release “Great Pines” is anything but typical. The drums are thin and sparse, the guitar is reverbed out and distant most times; all this isn’t bad at all either. The sound of “Great Pines” is lo-fi, but it doesn’t feel gimmicky. You get that lo-fi folk right up front, and we get it, it’s folk, we know that sound; then comes the 8-bit stuff. That to me is a new one, and I think it’s pretty rad, being a fan of bit music and all. Imagine the days as a kid, playing Mario 3 on the NES in the middle of the woods, yeah I get that feeling; and if we only could have played Mario in the woods it would have settled all the “get out and play” lectures we got as kids, or maybe that was just me.
Check out Seagulls album “Great Pine” on Bandcamp.
Sound Quality: (4.5 / 5) Composition: (5 / 5) Musicianship: (4.5 / 5) Artwork: (5 / 5) Lyrics: (5 / 5) Average: (4.8 / 5)