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Sea Above, Sky Below presents Kissing The Gunner’s Daughter

His panorama may be topsy-turvy but his record collection is all on an even keel as far as I’m concerned. As featured in our First Glances series, Sea Above, Sky Below is the brainchild of Seb Pigeon , aided and abetted by a swath of guitar effects and doubtless some software. Not for the first time, Cocteau Twins appear to be the blueprint for this modern day dreampop. Seb cannot match Elizabeth Frazer in the vocal stakes, (meaning only that he joins a rather inclusive club numbering six billion or so) but he has delved into the Robin Guthrie guitar influences. Simple, nursery rhyme melodies are delivered using blurry, soft-focus guitars – chords that sound like bell chimes, that kind of thing. And it works. Kissing The Gunner’s Daughter is a competent collection managing to infuse enough variety (it isn’t all Guthrie-esque swirl) to keep us interested all the way through. I cannot make ‘must audition’ claims for this record simply because the market for this type of material is so saturated at present. However this isn’t Sea Above, Sky Below’s fault. Taken in isolation, Kissing The Gunner’s Daughter is well worth a listen and too good to allow to slip by unnoticed.

~Kissing The Gunner’s Daughter is out now and probably easiest to obtain via the Myspace account. The official website, if his, appears to be a work in progress. Both Uncle Google and myself are unaware of any official sleeve art.~