Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ghost Box - Study Series

Ghost Box.  If you are familiar with the whole hauntology genre you know this label (hate genres but it does provide a signpost).  The essence of hauntology is when Jack Nicholson first walks into the bar in The Shining.

If you get that vibe, you'll get the appeal of the sound.  Artists such as Leyland Kirby (aka The Caretaker) and Demdike Stare often get lumped into the tag because it's hard to categorize, feelings of a nostalgic past that you never lived which makes the present feel a bit peculiar.  

Ghost Box is "exquisitely sculpted like a model village, recreating the evocative aesthetic of pre-digital TV for schools and quintessentially English ephemera, all with a knowing sleight of memory and an oddly melancholy sense of nostalgia." (Source)

Gloriously odd.  You'll like it and not be able to pinpoint why...

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