Com Truise will be hitting the road again in early 2016, with festival dates in Sydney and Melbourne and a string of shows in the UK, Italy, Czechoslovakia and more. This is your chance to hear how his sound has evolved since Galacitc Melt. Full list of dates in the image above.
Today, we’re thrilled to share “Mirrors,” the new single from London-based producer Moiré. The song takes the ideas that informed his last record, Shelter, and refracts them. “The idea behind “Mirrors” is to have something opposite to Shelter,” he explains. “This is about coming out and focusing entirely on music, beyond what I know. My goal is to break into the other world, the one that’s hidden behind what you hear, and to get lost in it.”
Beacon will be hitting the road next year in support of the forthcoming Escapements. They’ll be traveling across North America throughout February and early March, joined by Natasha Kmeto and hitting the North, South, East and West. Come out and hear your favorites, both old and new.
We are thrilled to announce Escapements, the new record from Beacon and the follow-up to 2013’s The Ways We Separate. Where that record focused on space, Escapements focuses on time. “I was attracted to this concept because of the entropy it implies,” Thomas Mullarney explains. “Friction and changes in amplitude over time mean every escapement, no matter how well crafted, will lose its accuracy and effectively slow down time via its own decay.” Escapements explores that concept over the group’s most evocative music to date. Escapements will be released on February 5 and is available for pre-order now in The Ghostly Store.
The group will be supporting Escapements with a tour this February. Click here for dates.
Today’s New York Times features a long profile on Ghostly and the Ghostly Store, in which Sam Valenti IV discusses with writer Ben Sisario the ethics and ideas that drive Ghostly. “People care about provenance, and they care about ethics,” he says in the piece. “I like the idea of Ghostly as a community of people that has an ethos and an approach, and I think audiences appreciate these whimsical notions that there is an artistic attribute to doing things in this way.”
We are pleased to announce the release of PARA, the second album from Lord RAJA, out digitally on December 22 via Adult Swim / Ghostly International and on vinyl on January 22 via Ghostly.
For PARA, RAJA collected sounds from far and wide—from his visit to the Indian state of Rajasthan to famed Austin synth store Switched On. He combined all of them to create songs that are immediately engaging, big and welcoming while still retaining an experimental spirit. Read more about the process behind the record at FACT, where you can also listen to first single “Shook.”
Talking to Thump about his remix of Heathered Pearls’ “Perfume Catalog,” from Body Complexity, Lord RAJA says, “At first, I did a polished-up techno remix, but then I found it boring, so I abstracted it and slowed it all down, mumbled some stuff into my iPhone mic, and printed it. Voila.” You can hear the results in his woozy, dreamlike remix, full of slow-settling electronics and deep, booming drums—it’s deep, shadowy and beautiful.
In the latest edition of our GhostlyCast series, Lord RAJA weaves together a 40-minute mix that moves from eerie and airy to hard-edged and driving, with plenty of hairpin turns along the way. Fetauring artwork by Brandon Locher and tracks from Joey Anderson, Pearson Sound, Caribou and more, Lord RAJA’s GhostlyCast is a deep, shadowy trip.
We are thrilled to announce the addition of Bryndon Cook, who records as Starchild & The New Romantic, to the Ghostly roster. Starchild is already a seasoned artist and performer—he’s collaborated with Patrick Wimberly of Chairlift and Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, and has toured with Kindness and as a member of Solange Knowles’ band. You can hear all of that in his music. His songs move from laid-back, ‘70s-style funk ballads to woozy R&B to crackling dance music that recalls Ready For the World. The unifying thread in all of them is Starchild’s voice—sweet, emotional, lithe and charismatic.
Describing his songs as “Champion Music for the Heartbroken,” Starchild has adopted the work methods of one of his heroes, Prince, writing and playing every note, and demonstrating a mastery of a host of genres and sounds. He’s absorbed a host of artists—“Everyone from Duke Ellington and Marvin Gaye to Mya, Dru Hill and D’Angelo” is how he puts it—but combines them to create something that is uniquely his own. You can hear all of that at work in “All My Lovers,” the first single from the Crucial EP, arriving in early 2016.
On October 16, Heathered Pearls will release Body Complexity, featuring remixes from his recent Body Complex. Today, Clash Music premiered Physical Therapy’s remix of “Interior Architecture Software,” calling it, “A muscular, tech-driven workout, the snapping snares bark amidst flowing synthesised textures and the faintest hints of melody.”
Follow the link below to listen, and read more about Body Complexity here