John Ghost – Airships Are Organisms

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    Pre-order of John Ghost – Airships Are Organisms. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases September 27, 2019

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    180gr vinyl in gatefold sleeve

    Includes digital pre-order of John Ghost – Airships Are Organisms. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 27, 2019
    item ships out on or around September 25, 2019

      €20 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of John Ghost – Airships Are Organisms. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 27, 2019
    item ships out on or around September 25, 2019

      €15 EUR or more 

     

1.
Deconstructing Hymns
2.
Airships Are Organisms
3.
4.
Disfunctional Rabbits The Rabbits
5.
The Fallen Colony
6.
7.
Drones For a Sunken Mothership

about

John Ghost is ingenious and exploratory, often described as a symbiosis between the sounds of Steve Reich, John Hollenbeck, Nils Frahm and Jaga Jazzist.
Created around the Ghent guitarist and composer Jo De Geest, the Belgian sextet draw on influences from jazz, rock and post-classical music, where minimalism, electronics and a cinematic atmosphere characterize their instrumental music.
New album ‘Airships Are Organisms’, released 27th September via Sdban Ultra, was produced by Jørgen Træen (Jaga Jazzist, Kaizers Orchestra, Hubro, Sondre Lerche).
When it came to recording the album, John Ghost searched for a balance between the venturous, accessible and playful character of jazz music, in which John Ghost has its origins, and a carefully thought out selection process with the production, with a sharp eye and ear for detail. Seemingly simple earwigs are underpinned by driving undertones that inspire harmonic twists and a rhythmic and melodic stratification, that often results in a very danceable soundtrack.
Tracks like 13-minute album opener ‘Deconstructing Hymns’, keep a fine balance between moments of abstraction and repetition while recent single ‘Disfunctional Rabbits: The Disfunction’ is an intoxicating, dreamy soundscape that alternates between balanced jazz fluctuations and space-like grooves.
Elsewhere, the idiosyncratic ‘The Fallen Colony’, spirals into a progressive narrative of experimentation and improvisation, a common thread throughout large parts of John Ghost’s music, before the haunting ‘Drones For a Sunken Mothership’, combines soaring bowed melodies and broken beats that is not only mesmeric but filled with breathtaking majesty.

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releases September 27, 2019

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Sdban Records Ghent, Belgium

Sdban Records is an independent record label, obsessed with grooves.
It is the youngest member of the N.E.W.S. Records family, based in Ghent, Belgium.

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