After years of toiling away in obscurity, followed by years of escalating interest during their hiatus, the legendary Florida band Floor reunited for a handful of shows in April 2010. Three different drummers. Three different sets. Over two hours of material spanning their early dirgey/noise singles to their landmark psych/drone/pop self-titled masterpiece. Filmed over two nights at the EARL in Atlanta, Georgia, “Sight & Seen” is truly something that needs to be seen to be believed.
A multi-camera performance coupled with professionally recorded and mixed audio, “Sight & Seen” is an enveloping, droning wall of guitars. Floor’s two guitarists, Anthony Vialon and Steve Brooks (of TORCHE fame), spend over two hours on stage with their various drummers. Their three drummers, Betty, Jeff and Henry, rotate through the band’s lineup: crashing through their early singles, smoking the viewer with their mid-period haze and ending with the cathartic and anthemic final album.
Disc #1 of “Sight & Seen” also includes a 20 minute featurette that documents the band’s history with never-before-seen live footage, photography and interviews.
Disc #2 is intended lure in both massive fans and completists alike. A data disc (which means you pop it in your computer), it includes:
–high quality audio files of both Atlanta shows (not just the one shown on disc #1)
–the complete and edited film of Floor that ended up on the cutting room floor (which clocks in at over 2 hours of video)
And in addition to this, the band has opened up their video vaults to include:
–over an hour of archival footage spanning Floor’s career from 1993 at Churchill’s in Miami to their final shows in 2002.
“Sight & Seen” is also housed in an elaborate package which was initially used on Chunklet’s landmark “Anthem” 2xDVD release by Harvey Milk in 2006. All designed by Chunklet’s in-house designer, Henry H. Owings.
Mail order copies will be available on a few different ‘colors’ (in editions of 50…at no additional cost) and “Sight & Seen” is a one-time release of 700 never to be reissued.