Wednesday, April 18, 2012

album review: Seluah

A Spiderland for a new generation, Seluah’s long-gestating first full-length album is nothing short of a masterpiece. A hypothetical soundtrack for a chilling, sexed-up Nicholas Ray film noir filled with double-crossings, misbegotten sex and stolen money, Red Parole is a precise, sensual overload of cutting riffs, floating rhythms and haunting vocals. While the well-sequenced album progresses with a steady tone, close inspection reveals that every note has been carefully placed and executed. Some songs begin slowly, building up steam until they explode with just the right amount of ferocity; “Hell and Back,” with its galloping, rockabilly-in-the-Old-West pace, is the most obvious exception to what could be called Seluah’s formula, while some (especially closer “Elysian Fields”) will haunt you for a long, beautiful time. If you only trust LEO once this year, this is that time.

c. 2012 LEO Weekly

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes- You are very on target with your review of Red Parole and Seluah.

Very well composed, well delivered, and unique piece of work from a band thats diffictult to catergorize.

Different from their first short trance inducing CD, Red Parole cuts deeper into the emotional confusion and uncertainty of what lies ahead-we never really know which side of the gun we may be on.

Easily, a soundtrack for a movie embeded in Red Parole's groove. I hope we hear more from Seluah.