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  Library b/w Call the Incredible  
  Loaf Recordings  
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  Indoor Miner  

One of my favourite singles in 2007 was the electro pop 7" Eurocentric by Mike In Mono, AKA former Plone man Mike Johnston. Now Seeland, featuring another former Plone member Bill Bainbridge alongside ex-Broadcast bloke Tim Felton, has released a single that is well worth investigation. Now I must admit that Plone pretty much passed me by at the time, as have the earlier recordings that Seeland have released on Stereolab's Duophonic label, but judging by Eurocentric and this single, I might well need to go back and explore.

The blurb for Library references Scott Walker, but vocally it's more like Neil Hannon's take on the great man, albeit it over a more esoteric backdrop than you would expect to hear on a Divine Comedy record. There's something vaguely Christmassy about the arrangement, too, with the odd bit of sleigh bells here and there.

The other track on the single, Call The Incredible, is even better though. There's a slightly hypnotic Krautrock-y backing with some gentle vocals crooning a rather lovely melody over the top. An excellent number that makes me think that the forthcoming Tomorrow Today album, scheduled for an early 2009 release, could well prove to be one of next year's more interesting listens.

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