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Thursday, October 4, 2012

SONIC AREA / Music For Ghosts (2012)

This is weird.  It’s similar to what Sigh produce conceptually (the soundtrack to a film that doesn't exist) but a million miles removed from them musically.  Instead, it’s a successful merger of looped and distorted rhythms, creepy carousel harpsichord, theatrical horror movie piano, prog synth organ, and occasional haunting sound effects and samples.  It’s an avant-garde waltz through the history of music inspired by film, and through film inspired by music.  It's less dreamy than the aesthetic suggests but no less bizarre.  For fans of the weird.

Songs of Note: The Living Carousel; Never Ever More

4 invitations to the danse macabre out of 5

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