6th April 2012 physical release by Somehow Recordings. For physical copy, please order from here: www.somehowrecordings.co.uk
Digital version Cat #: ELSK01
"“His latest project Elintseeker sees the guitarist embark on a solo quest to conjure the purest, gentlest, dreamiest sounds from his timeworn six-string - and it’s a stunning effort. Elintseeker’s debut EP By The Sea, launched in April, will strike a quiet chord with fans of Japanese ambient musicians - in particular, Fourcolor, Sawako and Akira Kosemura - and their prismatic ability to capture beauty in the mundane.” - Nylon magazine
Our landscape is always changing but the sea remains the same. A place that we can always return to whenever we need to seek comfort, peace of mind and refuge.
By the sea is a collection of five instrumental tracks that were inspired by the coastal line on the eastern side of Singapore. From moments spent watching the waves gently lapping against the shore, or hiding underneath a shelter during the ocean rain, melodies and structures came naturally, effortlessly and automatically. With the sparkling guest musicianship of Junya Yanagidaira (ironomi), Leslie Low (The Observatory) and multi-instrumentalist Bani Haykal, these five tracks are an attempt to recapture those moments and memories with sound and melody. Layers and colours of drifting, gentle guitar textures and drones that hopefully evoke the image or feeling of the sea and its waves within the listener.
1) The evening tide
2) Raining at sea
3) Ebb and flow
5) The morning tide
released 06 April 2012
All tracks composed by Fuzz Lee.
Fuzz Lee: guitars, computers, effects.
Junya Yanagidaira: guest piano on Raining at sea.
Bani Haykal: guest wind instruments on Ebb and flow.
Leslie Low: guest guitars on Shoreline.
Recorded and mixed in Singapore from February 2011 – October 2011.
Piano recorded in Japan in August 2011.
Final mix engineered by Kevin Teoh at Studio. MB.
Mastered by Ricks Ang.
Much gratitude to the following: Tim, Nico & Julia of Somehow Recordings, Ricks Ang, Kevin Teoh, Maja Ladolež, Ferri, Junya Yanagidaira, Bani Haykal, Leslie Low & the people who heard the album in the places I travelled to.
Dedicated to my two musical associates Daniel Lim and Eswandy Sarip.