The Art of Eldritch Noise
The Seesar project constructs dark ambient soundscapes using unnamable timbres and demented, uncanny rhythms and melodies to evoke the fear and dread expressed within the works of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors of Mythos fiction. More specifically, Seesar draws from Italian Futurism and Dadaist aesthetics, embracing the sounds of modern society that embody the end of world as it was seen around the turn of the 20th Century. It is a fitting incorporation as it parallels Lovecraft’s manifestation of modernism as Cosmic Doom.
In part, Seesar accomplishes this realization of darkness by performing on scrap metal, turning household items into musical instruments, and building new noise-making devices to generate unique sonic additions. Employing textures provided by the inclusion of traditional musical instruments from various cultures from around the World are also part of Seesar’s music, further removing the listeners’ familiarity and expectations and thus deepening the connection to the unknown.
Seesar is typically a solo project by percussionist Will Connor, but occasionally extends to invite guest musicians of like-minded musical goals and appreciation for Lovecraft, in order to present new, unheard disturbing passages, only made possible through these collaborations.
By using these approaches, techniques, instruments, and sounds, Seesar performs and composes pieces that pay homage to and recreate feelings cultivated within the literary genius of Lovecraft and other tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Currently, Seesar has released three full-length CDs, appeared on several compilations of dark ambient music, and is participating in a multi-artist collaboration project with other like-minded Lovecraft-inspired Futurist dark ambient artists under the New Leaders of the Eldritch Cult.