Pretend it’s January for a moment. The year was new enough that you were still resolved to get moving on those resolutions. Christmas decorations were stubbornly hanging for just a few more weeks. Your return pile was growing smaller. The snow was growing deeper. And the Seahawks hadn’t yet given away the Big Game to the Patriots.
There also happened to be a slew of awesome albums that were released to warm our cold winter ears with.
That was January.
Now it’s February and I’m a bit behind on my new approach to my #Tunesday series; that new approach being to choose only one choice cut for the entire month. It’s tougher than I thought it would be, especially because there were just so many great releases last month. But I couldn’t just give up on January out of complicated indecision on my part, as laughably maddening as it was.
Continuously tapping me, or rather bleeping and beeping me on the shoulder for #Tunesday mention then is “Guidecca” off of the self titled debut from Ghost Culture. James Greenwood, the secretive British artist going by the name of Ghost Culture, has given us a great album full of electro pop minimalism. With synth nods to Depeche Mode’s Speak and Spell and a breathier more muted version of the vocal stylings of Bernard Sumner, Ghost Culture brings the very early 80s into 2015 with a dash of solid yet restrained club beats and 21st century trepidation.
January’s #Tunesday’s pick “Guidecca” pulls us into its electro echo chamber and wraps us up in a sweetly balanced melody that we could float around in for a long time.
This is a great album for headphones or the loud amp stack.