El Pop de Ghost of Chance es de nuevo protagonista en TJB. En esta ocasión, nos presentan este Paddle Boat, un sencillo digital en el que los de New Haven se muestran tan agrestes como de costumbre, mezclando en su sonido texturas garajeras con un cierto compromiso de amateurismo iniciático. Os dejo el enlace y dónde poder localizarlo.
“Together the trio that is Ghost of Chance leave us with some fully realized garage rock, starting with a foundation of crunchy guitars that is strengthened by the haze and jangle that wraps up each of the four tracks on Paddle Boat. Most of that jangle stems from the noisy guitars and the crash of relentless percussion, doused in a palpable layer of this murky fuzz that comes off nicely in “Stromageddon.” The track is crowded with a cloudy vapor and some nearly surfy guitar hooks, offering inviting pop song structure under the swirl of noise.
The other feat that makes this material stand out is their ability to change pace on the dime. EP closer “Bobcat Village” finishes the 7″ with a crushing blow and you can easily hear this taking place. After about the first three minutes, the song suddenly wanders off into a strung-out daze, eventually finding its stride again within the final minute. But with that being said, tracks like this and “Wooden Tambourine” share some qualities – they both feature a similarly dazed-out midsection, definitely bringing in a bit of dreamy pop leanings into the picture whether you saw it coming or not. Needless to say, this 7″ offers us a refreshing sound, using this unique combination of calm and crunchy garage rock to create a dense and noisy sound” (styrofoamdrone.com)
Un nuevo adelanto del que será el tercer disco de la banda de New Haven Ghost of Chance. Su Pop detallista y elaborado se expresa en este sencillo que anuncia su próximo disco, previsto para el mes de Julio y titulado Be my void.
El proyecto paralelo de Jayson Munro se llama Ghost of Chance. Toman su nombre de una novela de William Burroughs y se trata de una banda eminentemente de guitarras, con influencias tanto de la Psicodelia sesentera como de los sonidos de más raigambre Americana de los primeros Rem. Tras dos discos publicados, comienzan este 2012 con un adictivo single llamado I feel fine, que puedes encontrar en su Bandcamp a precio de mercadillo.
“Ghost of Chance are an experimental rock band based in New Haven, Connecticut. The group’s distinctive style is characterized by subtle time signature changes and sonically open experimentation set to surrealist lyrics. Ghost of Chance’s sound takes its influence from 1960s psychedelica, ’70s glam, math rock and post-punk while maintaining the shimmer of classic pop sensibilities. All of this adds to the unique yet familiar sound that Ghost of Chance have cleverly cultivated. Engaging the audience with a nervous energy and the desire to communicate, Ghost of Chance share a sense of imperativeness with great pop predecessors like the 13th Floor Elevators and John Cale — sincerity combined with pop knowledge.
Ghost of Chance began as a collaboration between Jayson Munro (The Striders, Noisette, Deluxe) and George Moore (Duvet Cover, Noisette) in 2008. The two sent back and forth demos and ideas for a project that had no name and really no direction. After awhile the two came up with the name, based on a William Burroughs Novella, and a direction. The group’s first album was crafted and recorded in the sweltering confines of an attic apartment during the summer of 2009. Moore and Munro re-recorded demos and created several songs in the studio, attempting to embody the chaotic spirit of the novella.
After completing the band.s first album, Moore and Munro started the Ghost of Chance live band. Their live set consists of Jayson on guitar and vocals, George on guitar and keyboards, Dave Corsak on bass, and Mark Niciu on Drums. The live band brought new dimensions of vibrancy and controlled chaos to the mystical contours sketched out in the recordings. In addition to bringing formal music training to the bass, Corsak, a virtuoso in the manipulation of sonic machinery, deftly tweaks amplification units to vacillate between bass tones and raucous cosmic frequencies. Niciu, schooled in the venerable tradition of Slanted and Enchanted-era indie scrawl, animates Ghost in a pugnacious frenzy of percussive power.
The group.s second album, A Simple Beast, began as an effort by Munro to write a series of songs about the wild desolation of Chernobyl after the tragic 1986 nuclear disaster. As time went on, Munro adhered less directly to the specific concept but continued to write songs that conveyed the eerie combination of vacancy and unchecked wilderness found in Chernobyl today. Moore, working in his own modest home studio, wrote two songs that similarly capture this aura. The album.s title, A Simple Beast, references the inscrutable animal beings that have adapted themselves to Chernobyl.s poisoned landscape.
The group is currently in the process or mixing their third album, “Be My Void,” which is scheduled to be released July 2012. Prior to this release, the band will be sporadically releasing singles off “Be My Void” (Press-Bio)
Con el título de A simple beast (2011) se presenta el segundo álbum de Ghost of Chance, una banda de New Haven, Conneticut, difícil de encasillar, clasificar o etiquetar. Su sonido parte de presupuestos algo intelectuales (el nombre de la banda proviene de una novela de William S. Burroughs). Sus letras tienen mucho que ver con el surrealismo, y su música, aun partiendo de presupuestos digamos que Post-Rock, navega algo difusamente entre el Folk, el Pop o el Dream-Pop.
Este A simple beast (2011) es algo así como una obra conceptual basada en el desastre nuclear de Chernobyl y todas sus consecuencias.
Todo un universo musical por descubrir por parte de oídos inquietos que busquen un paso más allá de los estrictos cánones del Pop.
“The group’s second album, A Simple Beast, began as an effort by Munro to write a series of songs about the wild desolation of Chernobyl after the tragic 1986 nuclear disaster. As time went on, Munro adhered less directly to the specific concept but continued to write songs that conveyed the eerie combination of vacancy and unchecked wilderness found in Chernobyl today. Moore, working in his own modest home studio, wrote two songs that similarly capture this aura. The album’s title, A Simple Beast, references the inscrutable animal beings that have adapted themselves to Chernobyl’s poisoned landscape” (Press)