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Ghost Rhythms: Spectral Music

Read "Spectral Music" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


After the self-produced Imaginary Mountains (2020) French experimental collective Ghost Rhythms returns to Cuneiform Records with a sequel to Live At Yoshiwara (Cuneiform Records, 2019). With roughly ten pieces, it is a band with a wide range of tonal colors; the band's leaders, drummer Xavier Gélard and keyboardist Camille Petit, have resumed their compositional role (with a bit of input from other band members). “Parapente/Paraglider" opens the album with a minimal keyboard groove and voices, joined by the rhythm section ...

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Ghost Rhythms: Live at Yoshiwara

Read "Live at Yoshiwara" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


French ensemble Ghost Rhythms present their first live album, recorded in front of a small audience in their rehearsal space. While there is no real venue named Yoshiwara, there is an infamous Yoshiwara district in Japan, which in turn lent its name to the depraved red-light district and club in Metropolis, Fritz Lang's 1927 silent sci-fi movie. So this performance is set in an imaginary place, evoking a dreamlike atmosphere (which is further extended in the individual credits for the ...


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