Time Will Say Nothing album cover
Time Will Say Nothing


1982 - 1984

Robert Haigh, aka Sema, has covered a lot of ground over the years: post-punk in Fote Club; jungle as The Omni Trio; gentle, Satie-esque piano ambience under his own name. His albums as Sema, from the mid-‘80s, catch Haigh looking back to move forward; on 1982’s Notes From Underground, pensive piano interacts with hazed drones and sudden bursts of tape noise and found sound, but by 1984’s Three Seasons Only, he’s cleared a path for more melancholy, reflective piano melodies to play out, unaccompanied. Time Will Say Nothing traces this development beautifully, compiling all four albums and odd, stray tracks.

Jon Dale

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