Eruditorum Presscast: Alex Reed (Sol Interview)
The new Seeming album, Sol, is out Friday. So I sat down with Alex Reed to talk about it and play clips from a bunch of songs, including three that are getting their world premieres. It’s a fantastic conversation in proper Eruditorum Press fashion, which is to say that it jumps freely from the Situationists to the X-Files in order to talk about things with no obvious relationship to either one of those. We also talk about important things like “what is a self-banishment ritual” and “so Alex, you recorded a gothic funk album, tell me about that.” Seriously, this is a great conversation. You can listen to it here.
Sol, meanwhile, is out on Friday and available for pre-order here. I’ll be back on Friday (where I’ll be replacing Jack this week) for more talk about it. It’s amazing – literally every song on it is brilliant. I cannot wait for you all to be able to hear it and to finally talk about the ways it’s been influencing me for three years now.
August 2, 2017 @ 12:35 am
I appreciate the irony of a discussion about a work of art centered around the rejection of the self and embrace of constant change where one of the parties is literally play-acting as themselves from a few days ago (and where the other is doing the same in a more figurative sense, going over the talking points of how their songs are significant, both as originally conceived and as discussed in recent promotions).
Maybe these versions of yourselves were designed as better salesmen? Because I was definitely convinced.