SEAWORTHY FEATURE ON MESS+NOISE
May 08 2009
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Seaworthy's Cameron Webb talks to SHAUN PRESCOTT about his new LP '1897′, what it's like to record in a heritage-listed arms depot and how he likes to fool around the musical edges.
A certain unhurried melancholy has always haunted the edges of Seaworthy's records. Cameron Webb's first great LP – 2005's Map In Hand – sounds like a sepia-hued homage to idle sadness. Carried along by an undertow of sunlit nostalgia and infused with the scent of clipped grass and eucalypt, Map In Hand was all oozing quilted drones and pastoral guitar expanses. Often Webb's drones sounded like the beginning of a minor-key cello note, sustained perennially but always threatening to rise into a sad – but comforting – melody.