Thursday, March 26, 2009

DM Stith - Heavy Ghost

It has been a long time since I heard an album open with such a striking opening as DM Stiths debut album Heavy Ghost. The opening track Isaac's Song wrestles with emotion and sound in a magnificiently distorted fashion that instantly captures the listeners attention. This quite simply a very interesting body of work. On first listen I drew tangents to PJ Harvey's White Chalk album due to the overall eerieness and dipping nature of the music. But upon further listens it becomes apparent that this is a bigger beast than its predecessors.

High tribal-folk overtones buffer the album with landscaped melodys and inspiring displays of experimentation to result in a pretty spectacular piece of music. The album treads the troughs of obsure sounds tremendously, without straying into anything too foreign. Below is a video for the track no.2 on the album called Pity Dance:

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