Seid - "Among The Monster Flowers Again" (Norway 2002)
From Aural Innovations #19 (April 2002)
Seid is a new band that hail from Trondheim, Norway (home of Motorpsycho) and describe themselves as a Space Rock Orchestra (6 members). I had received a 4 song promo CD before this and I quite enjoyed it a lot and all those songs are contained on this CD due out in May on LuftWaffel Records. The band have quite their own style and use a mixture of far out electronic sounds and 60's organ sound very effectively and develop some good melodies, but they have a lot of twists and turns in their music and don't make it predictable at all. One thing that sets them apart on their style of Space Rock is the use of an more twangy, undistorted guitar sound on many songs.
"Jellyfish" is the heavy song on this CD but mixes a cool eastern organ into the psychedelic mix. Great song. Sounds like sitar as well. "5/4" (w/intermission) is a really excellent floating space rock song with great vocal lines and spaced out guitars. The last several minutes or so of the song, I guess the intermission is pure electronic space sounds. "Lois Loona" starts very mellow but develops into a sort of strange mixture of dissonant sounds, freaky organ and driving guitar. "The Red Planet" is a very catchy song but quite psychedelic. Sleep is the last song on the CD before the "Among The Monster Flowers Again" all instrumental electronic theme closes the CD. Check out this band..
For more information you can visit the Seid web site at: http://flying.to/seid.
Email the band at: Seidmann@hotmail.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller