active 2005 - present
primary musical outlet - RIYL the magnetic fields, galaxie 500, yo la tengo
“It was a happy coincidence that brought me into the world of Seamonster’s wide-eyed songs and delicate, homespun arrangements: bedroom folk-pop for day dreamers and sleep walkers alike.”
-- Robert Schneider, The Apples in Stereo
"Sublime and beautiful."
"Webb paints a musical canvas - elegantly, flaunting a quirky charm - dreamy, strange and consuming."
-- Gold Flake Paint
-- Hopeless Thunder
"Simultaneously beautiful and jarring, familiar and strange, occasionally haunting, and frequently whimsical, Baldessari is a fully realized collection of songs representing an artist at his prime. "
-- Variance Magazine
"A lovingly stitched together [album] of fuzz-toothed and computer-transmuted folk... a crisp and beautiful balance of unique textures."
-- Turntable Kitchen
“A lush orchestra of 'miniature noises' which unfolds most spectacularly in the presence of [Webb's] voice.”
-- Decoder Magazine
“One delightful wave“
active 2012 - present
ambient improvised electro-acoustic sound project
RIYL brian eno, 12k, john cage
"Oahu’s Mountain Rain / Garden Flood is made up of two complimentary electronic pieces. Both ambient compositions are exactly fourteen minutes and fourteen seconds, constructed with a tinkerer’s arsenal of synthesizer modules, iPad apps, and a Korg KP3 sampler. The pieces are aptly titled: while “Mountain Rain” gently washes over you like a static shower, “Garden Flood” is a continuous looped deluge of digital blips, beeps, and boops, gaining and losing textural layers as it progresses. Rotating between placidity and near-sensory overload, they create a cycle. As one piece finishes, you yearn for the next."
-- Whurk Magazine
"Adrian Todd Webb’s Oahu project is a whimsical departure from his other pursuits as a member of the electro-folk-pop band Seamonster, Illustrator / Cartoonist, and the Editor of Nine Things magazine. Plant Life is island living encapsulated in multi-tonal ambience. The title side slowly grows from simple chord to big distorted sun saturated beast over the length of the tape; a meditation on nurturing, patience and the behemoth potential of nature itself. These are the harmonies of organisms linking together to develop, spread and survive. Ant Colony begins on a percussive note and pulls some of that Seamonster flare into the fold. An unexpected noisy, acidic groove that mimics the busy, bouncy work that goes on in an ant colony. Synths symbolically jabber and bustle like the commanding and responding creatures of the mound. Oahu finishes the tape off with Redwood, a droney bit of business built for the scenic experience. A muted, foggy piece that pairs well with stargazing through the slits in the treetops."
-- Cassette Gods
"On Plant Life, Oahu has sculpted [three] tracks of hypnotic escape... drawn out tropical drones, subconsciously evoking vibraphones and chirping birds. The second [side] pictures a forest at both the micro and macro level as suggested by [the] titles, 'Ant Colony,' [and] 'Redwood.' [Plant Life] taps the essence of minimalistic ambience."
-- Whurk Magazine
"Three tracks, one full length on the front, two on the flip, experimenting with crispy overloaded fuzz. The title track (on A) a looping wonderfully placid melodic sequence. Breezy, overloaded, blown out beauty. Washed out production, feels like a faded polaroid. Maybe it’s the cover image, or not, but it has this overexposed oceanside vibe to it. Something to close your eyes to and wash away with. On the B side Ant Colony applies a ragged layer of percussion, taking things slightly uptempo and off kilter. The closer, Redwood brings both tracks together in a lengthy amalgam of pulsation caught halfway between beats and ambient, and sort of rhythm created by subtraction. Where the movement of the melody is the percussion. Super chill listen. Nice and brief, no frills. Awesome tape."
-- Guide Me Little Tape
experimental weirdo pop project
RIYL animal collective, panda bear, atlas sound
"Glistening Panda Bear-esque summer-morning pop from Virginia Beach’s Fox Hands… I highly recommend you run off and
grab a copy of the fantastic Peoplenoswan EP… one to watch!"
-- Beach Tapes
"Right off the bat, this EP is all fuzzy beams of tropical light. Like Willy Wonka’s Fizzy Lifting Drink, one sip and you will be floating above the ground.
Utilizing the looped sample format, Fox Hands manages to take a simple concept and make it utterly sublime.
Waves of reverb echo all over the place as warm waves of color and noise gently massage your eardrums.
The EP’s best moments even remind me of good ol’ Panda Bear."
-- Cactus Mouth