GRRD06 - self-titled EP
GRRD09 - Peoplenoswan EP
Fox Hands is a side project of Todd Webb, better known as Seamonster. Fox is a name applied to any of roughly 27 species of small to medium-sized canids, with sharp features and a bushy tail or "brush". The presence of fox-like carnivores all over the globe has led to their appearance in the popular culture and folklore of many nations, tribes, and other cultural groups. Hands are the two intricate, prehensile, multi-fingered body parts normally located at the end of each arm of a human or other primate. They are the chief organs for physically manipulating the environment, using anywhere from the roughest motor skills (wielding a club) to the finest (threading a needle), and since the fingertips contain some of the densest areas of nerve endings on the human body, they are also the richest source of tactile feedback so that sense of touch is intimately associated with human hands. Like other paired organs (eyes, ears, legs), each hand is dominantly controlled by the opposing brain hemisphere, and thus handedness, or preferred hand choice for single-handed activities such as writing with a pen, reflects a significant individual trait.
Fox Hands is a timid, noisy, jittery kaleidoscope of colourful sounds escaping from a man named Adrian Todd Webb who lives in Virginia, US. His music can perhaps be likened to other topically lo-fi natured artists who instill an old-time simplicity beset with a futuristic technological fascination, resulting in an otherworldly sound. Very much independent, his bursting, rubbery, blinking video for his song ‘Listen To The Walls’ is a fascinating escapade into exploring visually the messy collage of his sounds. Close ups of textures blurry like his voice, the visual effect starring in the video reflects the bend-it-’til-it-breaks rubbery and fuzzy guitar technique played throughout the song. The drums echoed in the blinking frame shifts, it’s another lo-fi troubadour exercising his wit and charm with fantastic results.
- Einstein Music Journal
"C’est le bal des diodes. Toutes clignotent en rythme, pétillantes couleurs qui illuminent la nuit par intermittence. Bleu, vert, rouge, rouge, jaune, bleu, orange ! Aucune ne peut bouger, forcément, on ne saute pas hors du circuit comme ça, mais la dance existe. Elle est onde lumineuse, chatoiement de couleurs. Bleu, vert, rouge, rouge…"
Translation: "This the diodes ball. All of them flash in time, sparkling colours which illuminate the night on and off. Blue, green, red, red, yellow, blue, orange ! None of them can move, of course, it’s not that easy to jump out of the circuit, but their dance occurs. It is made of luminous waves, colours shimmer. Blue, green, red, red…"
- Delicious Scopitone