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Ghostly Essentials: Avant-Pop One

Our “avant-pop” category may not follow a strict formula, but, much like the Supreme Court’s definition of pornography, you know it when you hear it. In short, avant-pop fuses an electronic methodology and a pop sensibility, encompassing the avant-garde and the catchy, the alien and the familiar. Ghostly Essentials: Avant-Pop One is a rundown of some of Ghostly’s favorite avant-pop tracks from the last few years. The comp includes Choir of Young Believers’ sky-scraping anthem “Action/Reaction”, Matthew Dear’s techno/pop banger “Don and Sherri”, the gleaming electro hip-hop of Michna’s “Triple Chrome Dipped”, the rhythm-heavy post-rock of Midwest Product’s “Swamp”, and many, many more. With 10 years of avant-pop goodness studding Ghostly’s catalogue, there’s a lot to take in; the Essentials compilation is an ideal entry point, and a most rewarding listening experience.

  • Ghostly International
  • GIDG-27
  • formats:
  • Digital
  • release date:
  • December 15, 2009
  • artwork by:
  • Michael Cina
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1Choir of Young Believers - Action/Reaction
2Dabrye - Hyped-Up Plus Tax
3Matthew Dear - Don And Sherri
4Deastro - The Shaded Forests
5Legowelt - Disco Rout
6Lusine - Two Dots
7Michna - Triple Chrome Dipped
8Mux Mool - Night Court
9Midwest Product - Swamp
10Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys - "git"
11Solvent - My Radio
12School of Seven Bells - Half Asleep
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