Ghostly International Presents: Context
Posted by Jakub
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A lot people might hear these songs and just find them more on the beautiful dark end but I hear a ton of elegance and timeless happiness that I don’t want to stop. I could have picked any 4 tracks from this compilation and had that same reaction yet the genre is hard to pinpoint for each song since post classical and modern aren’t these songs, there are more dimensions unfolding after you start having feelings for the sound. I picked tracks by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Peter Broderick, Manual, and Kyle Bobby Dunn to share with you because they almost all have this slow opening and closing feel to them that attracts me. If you pick up a copy i’d get the vinyl version, I know Ghostly will probably never repress this gorgeous gatefold 2xLP that Michael Cina did and once you hold it you’ll see why.
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Fairylight says:March 10, 2011 at 4:39 am
Got spaced away with this music.Damn I love ambient music so much.
All 4 are fantastic. Manuel touched me the most.Reminds me of a soundtrack for a sci-fi movie.
Tonighy,I’m gonna run those 4 again,in my lazy chair,…
Nico says:March 10, 2011 at 4:40 am
Jon says:March 10, 2011 at 7:45 am
this was perfect for NYC’s cold, grey morning today. makes it ok to stay inside
Jesse says:March 10, 2011 at 7:53 am
Amazing Jakub, perfect fit to the West Coast version of the same cold, grey morning Jon was having over in NYC.
tits says:March 10, 2011 at 9:34 am
Manual reminds me the end title of Baraka movie a lot, awesome
James says:March 10, 2011 at 9:54 am
Loving these tracks. The first one especially because a) a freak rainstorm just happened and b) the track name is a verse from a Scott Walker song “It’s Raining Today’. Much Obliged.
James says:March 10, 2011 at 9:54 am
Loving these tracks. The first one especially because a) a freak rainstorm just happened and b) the track name is a verse from the Scott Walker song ‘It’s Raining Today’. Much Obliged.
mg33 says:March 10, 2011 at 11:52 am
Great songs. Artwork is great and because of the more dark nature of the sings it really goes with it. Kind of makes me think of the movie The Road. That first song is reason enough to buy it
Chris says:March 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm
I love the attention Ghostly puts into their product design–which is why the CD version of this comp is so disappointing. I know the trend is moving towards more minimal packaging (I can’t understand why, especially when amazing packages are put together for vinyl releases), but it was still disappointing to get a loose CD sliding around in a cardboard sleeve that’s too thin to display well on a CD rack. I almost turned around and bought the vinyl version, except it’s now sold out.
That aside, the music itself is really wonderful. The two tracks that bookend the album are almost worth the price of admission alone, and the whole thing lives in that special place of being a great listen for either soothing background noise or as something I’m actively paying attention to. I’m already looking forward to next year’s release.
grey says:March 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm
Lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Matt says:March 14, 2011 at 2:01 am
wow this is stunning
Ordering my copy right now :)
Riccardo says:March 17, 2011 at 7:21 am
As you well said : elegant and timeless.
Thanks for sharing, especially for Peter Broderick.
Felte says:March 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm
More 2xLP copies now available in The Ghostly Store.
Andrew says:March 25, 2011 at 6:08 am
Just ordered a copy. It’s as if they made life into a soundtrack. Thank you.
Ramune (every.seven) says:March 30, 2011 at 10:44 am
Might have to buy it for the Manual track alone. It is absolutely lovely.