Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Psychedelic mystery nomads from Japan led by Masaki Batoh, Ghost has slowly built a following among psych, post-rock, mope-rock, shoegazing and hippie crowds with their Amon Duul-ish acoustic jams that often (d)evolve from... more »
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Psychedelic mystery nomads from Japan led by Masaki Batoh, Ghost has slowly built a following among psych, post-rock, mope-rock, shoegazing and hippie crowds with their Amon Duul-ish acoustic jams that often (d)evolve from Nick Drake sadness (and bells) into howling frenzy. The intensity of their performances can astound, and you can certainly hear their influence on the Elephant 6 collective and bands such as Tower Recordings. This first LP from 1990 (not released domestically until 1997), sounds like the others, and, like Amon Duul I, if you like it you'll like them all. Of course all the AD I records came from a single performance. --D. Strauss
Chris Carter | my music room | 02/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah, this album definitely has nothing to do with 'phat beats', as the previous reviewer said. In fact, it's not very modern at all, save for the occasional distorted guitar, and I say thank God for that! Ghost could care less about what's happening in the music industry, and their music is better for it. There is a loose, intuitive vibe to this one that feels like some of the exploratory German bands of the '70's. Lots of bells and weird sounds going on. At the same time, there ARE songs, filtered through a uniquely hallucinogenic Japanese consciousness. Easily one of my favorites from them, "Lama Rabi Rabi" being their best, in my opinion. This one conforms even less to the Western idea of pop songcraft - it's alternately dreamy and aggressive, and never predictable. Pretty great."