miðvikudagur, ágúst 27, 2008

Ghostigital, Finnbogi Pétursson & Skúli Sverisson "Aero": an Early Bird Review by Jónas Sen

A review by Jónas Sen of the new Ghostigital Album "Aero", a collaboration with Finnbogi Pétursson & Skúli Sverisson on his MySpace Page www.myspace.com/tiufingur:

Mouth’s Cradle and Ghostigital
What an extraordinary song is "Mouth's Cradle" by Björk.
Also, I heard Ghostigital's latest album this morning. I listened to it while reading a newspaper. It was entirely appropriate, because this time they play ambient music.
It is excellent.
When I heard Ghostigital first I thought they were cannibals in a tuxedo.
On the present album they show a different face. Now they are humble philosophers travelling first class on a supersonic jet, meditating away.
Decent ambient music is not easy to create. Usually one just hears a simple phrase being repeated again and again ad nauseam, with futile attempts to hide the monotony.
The trip Ghostigital takes you on is far more interesting. Granted, not much happens in the music (at least not in the classical sense), the tonal material doesn't really DEVELOP. Instead, the music paints a kind of a 3D sculpture, and its constant movement makes it come alive. The perspective is always changing and what does repeat itself makes a delightful hearing because the phrases and motives are so enchanting.
The next time I take a really long bath with candles and incense, preferably in a large bathtub, I will have Ghostigital soap my back!
Thank you Jenifer for this suggestion.

Yesterday Jónas Sen was on stage with (a sort of) Unplugged Björk & Wonderbrass Band & Mark Bell & Choir @ Langholtskirkja
1. Overture - Brass
2. Pneumonia - Björk & Brass
3. Anchor song - Björk & Brass
4. Cover me - Björk & Me
5. My juvenile - Björk & Me
6. Immature - Björk, Brass & Me
7. Dull flame - Björk, Brass & Me
8. Vökuró - Björk, Choir & Me
9. Sonnets/Unrealities - Björk & Choir
10. Mouth's Cradle - Björk, Choir & Mark Bell
11. Oceania - Björk, Brass, Choir & Me
12. Who Is It - Björk, Choir, Mark Bell & Me
13. It's Oh So Quiet - Björk, Brass & Me
14. Mouth's Cradle - Björk, Choir & Mark Bell (AGAIN!)

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