Watch Sedibus’ video for new single ‘Purgatory’ off upcoming album SETI

Here we are in 2023, unearthing some 2024 releases that shouldn’t be overlooked like the upcoming second album from Sedibus, the collaborative project of Alex Paterson and Andy Falconer of The Orb.  Entitled SETI, Sedibus’s new album will see the light of day on February 23rd through Orbscure Recordings. Speaking about the new album and their collaboration, Paterson comments:

“The first LP had a great reception and sold so well I couldn’t even get a copy myself. Andy is brilliant at making ambient music, and working with him is always rewarding. We understand each other’s brains – it’s easy and organic – so doing another made total sense.

SETI stands for Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence, but it’s also something you sit on, to chill out, which is why the album contains a Three-Piece Suite. This record is musical ambience, which is what we like to make, rather than drone ambience, which there’s a lot of these days.”

Falconer also had this to add:

“The first album ‘The Heavens’ was very much a reflection of our shared roots, and in many ways saw Alex and I simply picking up where we’d left off 30 years ago with Ultraworld. For ‘SETI’, we still wanted to keep a connection to the sound of The Heavens, but to also crack open that musical mould and explore new ground. Part of that aspect was to further expand the use of acoustic instruments in both recognisable and processed form.

We’ve always been very much on the same page creatively and one of the great things with working with Alex is that nothing is out of bounds, and we’ve just continued to build on that solid relationship of trust and shared curiosity.”

Sedibus had previously shared the beautiful and creamy lead single ‘Purgatory’ along with an accompanying video directed by Fast Mouse. Here it is.

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