IT'S JUNE. The longest day of the year has been and gone, the light is slowly slipping away before our very eyes. Summer has started and stopped several times so far and I've already been sunburnt twice. It's a conflicting time of the year but we make the best of it.
As you can see from the above photo, we finally ventured into the garden. It was actually taken months ago in the early spring sun but the Michael Bay-esque lens flare full sells the scene. I had to shimmy up a tree to secure my camera up there. Somehow Rao snuck in the photo too. There's not much point to this story...
Anyway, Episode 9 is here, we hope you enjoy.
The EVERTING SESHWYN Spotify playlist has been updated as always. If you're not following it then you're missing out - it's (nearly) all the bangers with absolutely none of my annoying voice. How can you say no to that?
Hanra took us back to 1974 with Zygoat's 'Zygoat' from the album Zygoat. Need I say more? Zygoat.
I feared the worst when random.county forced Tajikistan into my hand but with a bit of digging I unearthed more Central Asian gems than I could have possibly imagined. Ragnorock won the battle for the coveted SESHWYN play with 'The End Of Something', but the whole of the compilation below is worth a listen if you're partial to lo-fi punk and metal.
Bonus Tajikistan fact: Mountains cover more than 90% of the country, so whilst I don't mind some of the music, my knees would absolutely hate the place.
A burrito playlist is something not many people have, but I'm sure everybody would benefit from. Hanra served us up this fresh Spanish gem from Territorio Comanche (Feat. Puloy) to savour as we set to work on a large wheat flour tortilla with a filling, wrapped into a closed-ended cylinder [burrito definition borrowed from Wikipedia].
'He's called Seamus, he must be Irish' - Hanra on Iglooghost. His random country might have been close to home but he found some pretty far out beats, we hope you enjoy the wonkiness
'Tany Mena' by Synopsis might have taken us once round the galaxy (via France) but I'm told their Symphonic Prog Rock was largely shunned due to the changing musical tastes that came with the start of the 80's. However 38 years later a few guys in Tooting thought it sounded pretty sweet, so who knows when their revival will begin.
Finally to see us out is the beautiful 'Frieze' by Tom Rogerson. Still on those rare double digit view/play count, I know full well that people aren't likely listening to the SESHWYN Road Podcast before they go to sleep, but I like to think of it as a quiet ending, a parting gift, and a gentle goodnight from your three favourite obscure music scoundrels.
Thanks again for continuing to listen and if you're craving more then check out the fresh new @SESHWYN Twitter account for daily doses of the best music you've never heard of. Hell, you could even talk to us or send us your own suggestions, god knows we'd like the human interaction.
July is right around the corner, and we'll be back before you know it. Peace and love.