Limited Edition Blue/Red coloured vinyl. Includes download code.
If Syd Barrett had continued making music this is what he might have come up with. Wonky, electronic, psychedelic brilliance.
Following the parade all the children were marching, Pointing and laughing at Old Tatty Bunting.
“The inspiration for Sad Old Tatty Bunting came about very early one morning in April 2020, during the 1st UK lockdown. I had taken to going for long walks at about 6/7 in the morning. I would stroll aimlessly and directionless up and down terraced streets, along the beach and on the prom. On these early morning walks, places that were once very familiar to me seemed to have changed and taken on an unfamiliar feel. With this change I noticed new things, things which I had not seen before or maybe had no memory of ever seeing. One morning I passed an old pub. Hanging in the beer garden was some very old and quite shabby looking bunting. As I stared at the faded old colours I started to wonder why the bunting was there? Was it put up to mark a long forgotten occasion? Or had it been placed there to just brighten up the garden? As the weeks went by, I started to wander further and every now and then would notice more random old tatty bunting hanging from trees, lamp posts or in windows. On these walks an idea started to take root. I came up with and really liked the phrase Sad Old Tatty Bunting. I mentioned this to my friend Douglas E Powell who said it sounded like the name of an old scarecrow (Tatty Bunting) it was then that I realised that Sad Old Tatty Bunting could refer to many different concepts/ideas/places/books and things. What, who or even where was Sad Old Tatty Bunting? I honestly had no idea…but it was definitely an idea I was going to pursue.” – Keith Seatman
“There’s no one quite like Keith Seatman. His new album Sad Old Tatty Bunting, is a psychedelic joyride through a parallel universe, a dreamlike England full of alchemists and scarecrows and gated communities guarded by gnomes.” – Bob Fischer, Electronic Sound (March 2022)
“Keith has gradually risen to the top of the pile of the hauntology genre. For this new album It’s an album of wonky, kaleidoscopic psychedelia and has some genuinely scary moments on offer. It’s like some mad, arcade feature, I am again caught up in a seemingly never ending fairground nightmare, there’s a ton of synths and backwards guitar riffs vying for my attention.” – Andrew Young Terrascope (May 2022)
“Mixing up synths, keyboards, samples, guest-speaking vocals and more into an atmospheric mash, Seatman leads us through blends of industrial noises and ghostly fairgrounds (“A Swish of the Curtain”, “The Grand Alchemists Parade”), the macabre reverberations of vintage circus performances (“Mrs Lawes & the Late Mr Pomfrey”), BBC Micro-infused motorik (“The Gnome Zone”), eerie landscapes (“In the Fields Round the Back”), wonky voodoo rhythms (“Farthing’s Chase”) and strange storytelling (“Burial at Bevill’s Leam”). Whilst its multi-layered mysteries may take some time and patience to peel back and decipher, there’s much within Sad Old Tatty Bunting to keep fans of enigma-encoded sound worlds locked inside its spell.” – Adrian/Concrete Islands (Feb 2022)