Hopefully by now you know here at SEEN we frequently hip you to dope ass new music. So here's a remarkable release from Thomas Feiner & The Anywhen and there's something very dramatic and sweeping about it. With an epic and captivating sound, it reminds us of a more refined Rob Dougan. There are many points of references to David Sylvian and Nick Cave. The album, called The Opiates-Revised, has been two years in the making and started as a collaborative effort but ended as a solo project for the Swedish-born Mr. Feiner. On listening closely to The Opiates, one hears its testament to perseverance.
Originally recorded in 2001, this album was to be the band’s third full-length album, and its last. But for many this will be the first they have heard of Feiner, and it comes several years after David Sylvian first heard the album, which he regards as a lost classic having only been released in a few territories. David Sylvian recalls, “the dark, brooding, romantic nature of the material and, in particular, the emotional gravity of Thomas' voice, came as something of a surprise to me as it was quite out of keeping with my listening habits of the time but I couldn't help but be drawn into its widescreen, colour-drained, soundscapes.”
Click here to download "Songs Of The Siren" to hear what David Sylvian is talking about.