Islands, volcanoes and instrumental exile stories…
From Overseas is an experimental ambient project by musician/composer Kévin Séry. Using his guitar as his tool of expression, along with looping techniques, he creates a multiplicity of layers, intense drones and mesmerizing soundscapes both in the studio and in live performances.
Originally from the tiny French Overseas Department and Region, Reunion Island, he routinely bounces between his home island, a small port town on the east coast of the US and continental Europe picking up fresh ideas and inspiration along the way.
In 2018, he was recognized as Best Experimental Act by Veer Magazine for his debut EP, Volcan.
"If you have yet to experience his live show full on immersed in the multimedia onslaught he brings to a stage, you've missed out. This music is church. The good kind of church. You don't listen to it so much as live through it. It sneaks in through your pores, prances around the cathedral of your mind, and leaves you marked"
"Veer Magazine 2019 Best Experimental Act”
LISTEN TO HOME
From Overseas - HOME
LP/Digital Only available on Past Inside the Present
Beautifully mastered by Stephan Mathieu (12k, Shelter Press, Mexican Summer…), From Overseas released his first full length album “Home” on Indiana based label, Past Inside the Present.
“Home" is a journey through beautiful soundscapes where dark and light intertwine, where ambient tones give way to post-rock guitar craft, then segway to melodic drone, noise and back again. These soothingly powerful songs evoke emotions on a full spectrum, dreamy unplanned travels and inspire us to question the nature of the place that each of us calls home.
Speaking of home, the fourth track, Maloya Tales, is a personal tribute to Séry's homeland 'Reunion Island' and gives you another glimpse of the mystical rhythms of traditional Reunionese Maloya music.
Released March 25, 2020
LISTEN TO MELANCHOLIC OBJECTS
From Overseas - Melancholic Objects
Digital Only available on Healing Sound Propagandist
'Melancholic Objects' is a long form guitar and field recordings composition primarily inspired by Félicia Atkinson’s recent book titled, ‘A Forest Petrifies: Diamond Feedback’.
'There is beauty in discovering new places at a specific moment in time which can affect us deeply. This piece is a soundtrack for these unique dream-like, personal, past, present and future memories.' -KS
Mastered at Black Knoll Studio (NY) by Rafael Anton Irisarri.
Healing Sound Propagandist is Past Inside the Present digital-only sublabel.
Released January 31, 2020
LISTEN TO VOLCAN
Volcan, the first EP by From Overseas is an exercise in time-slowing and space distorting music.
A soulful experience where, one by one, the multiple layers of sound raise you safely to contemplate the origins of the world from up above. It is a synesthetic trance, where nature has the ultimate powers of destruction and infinite creation as well. Volcan is an invitation to embrace both dynamics. The rumbling tremors expressed by Sery's intense ambient strums, and the peaceful floating sensations combine in a poetic arpeggio to bring your imagination to picture the sight of new lands forming in the ocean.
The melodic and soaring journey is also Sery's first tribute to Reunion Island. The fourth track, Volcan, gives you a glimpse of the hauntingly beautiful and mystical rhythms of traditional Reunionese Maloya music.
Released February 28, 2018
LISTEN TO SPLIT EP - I
Split EP - I is a collaboration between From Overseas and Fearn both native of Reunion Island.
A couple days, a few recording sessions and some coffee for a piece of ambient music. Recorded in May 2018.
Side A - From Overseas / Side B - Fearn
Released June 6, 2018