Veteran musician Kevin Mathews weighs in on SMQ’s Seamonster. Such kind words. One can only hope that he loves the drums…:)
“What can I say about Seamonster? I feel like just grabbing you, dear reader, by the throat and screaming into your ear – “BUY THE ALBUM NOW!” and not feel any guilt about such a violent outburst at all.
But seriously folks, what can I say about Seamonster?
That this amazing band viz. Joshua Wan (keyboards), Fabian Lim (saxophone), Jase Sng (bass), Aaron Lee (drums) and Ginny Bloop (vocals) has made jazz improvisation appealing to the soul with ten tracks that beggar belief for its technical excellence and emotional resonance. Every single member is a master of his instrument but together, they form an indefinable creature – a veritable Seamonster!
You want instrumental virtuosity? You can that in spades. You want irresistible grooves? Again, there are loads to spare here.
And the icing on the cake? The absolute tipping point into pure unbridled adulation?
Ginny Bloop – an idiosyncratic front-person who is at once sexy and quirky, possessed of a unique larynx that twists and turns like some leviathan, clothed with a personality that is also tongue-in-cheek woman-child – an unstoppable force!
See what I mean? Incomprehensible babbling of a madman touched by the magic of The Steve McQueens. You have been warned!
Seamonster is available in Singapore on all major digital music platforms. Physical copies of the CD can also be ordered at www.stevemcqueens.com
… still there’s more … “