Monday, October 3, 2016

Ghost Arcade – 1997 EP (2013)

  • Post-witch house 
  • Leftfield 
  • Experimental electronica 
  • Avant-garde
  • Avant-garde
  • Post-drag house 
  • Electronic music 
  • Alternative 
  • Post-psychedelic electronica 
  • Avant-rock 
  • Post-industrial

Comment: this is my first entry into the discography of an immensely prolific US-based imprint,  Diabetic Koala and after listening to this 6-track 1997 [EP] by Ghost Arcade it could be said it was a fair success to deal with it. In front of your face and legs a wondrous sonic world is laid out. By the way, it might seem a little bit haphazard and chaotic stylistically, for instance, it embarks on with static noises and improvised guitar chords and later more overwhelming noise panning at Wake Up In The Dreams Of Another Dream. It is a quite outstanding issue with regard to the exploitation of the guitar rather than electronics being prevalent in the following pieces. It does have very much in common with the aesthetic of Glenn Branca. It is followed up by Unemployed Dub, which could be denoted as dub music though being saturated with ill-omened synthesized flickers and reverberant drum stomping. The next tracks will continue in a similar vein where the sound is amplified through heavy use of echoes, and stereophonic effects. At time it might seem quite cynical and sniggering due to drawing on austere yet shrill electronic jitters, for instance at Wht`s Tht Smll?. I would call it post-witch house/drag house music. It is a weird yet mind-blowing shit. The issue was followed by another EP called After Burner on the same record label. 
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