|Geographer / Ghost Modern|
|Add Date:||2015-02-06|| ||Pull Date:||2015-04-10|| |
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“Ghost Modern” Geographer|
San Francisco indie electro-pop artists, Geographer, will release their 3rd album, “Ghost Modern,” on March 10th. Geographer’s brand of electro-pop is intricate and, according to lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Deni, “past Postmodernism into something darker, something emptier: Ghost Modernism.” Songs have multiple layers of sonic surfaces and textures. Deni truly expresses his artistry in every composition — with sensitive, revealing lyrics and precisely produced arrangements. Other members of the band include cellist/electronics player, Nathan Blaz, and drummer/vocalist, Brian Ostreicher. The tracks can vary from fully orchestrated chamber pop with intermixed effects to catchy melodic pop — and everything in-between. The band will be appearing as part of Noise Pop 2015 at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Friday, February 27th.
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1. (0:43) Intro – Ghostly, synth-stringed introduction — very short.
2. (3:41) I’m Ready – Dynamic electro-pop with “swelling sonic structures” matched by Deni’s amazing vocal range. He glides effortlessly from his natural voice to soaring falsettos. Full string accompaniment. ****
3. (3:31) Need – Tribal sound. Bigger — closer to power pop. Tumbling timpani drums. Amazing vocal gymnastics. ***
4. (3:51) You Say You Love Me – Funky, syncopated indie rock. Pulsing synths, along with electronic effects. Cool arpeggios. Swirling lead break.
5. (4:23) Too Much – Mellow and lighter than air. Very luxurious. Another great example of how Deni glides through his vocal range. Becomes fully orchestrated — almost to the point of chamber pop. ****
6. (3:35) The Guest — Playful, bouncy tune. Relaxed tempo and effortless vocals. Builds in choruses with full orchestration, including brass (or synth brass).
7. (1:56) Read your Palm – Dreamy. Harp-like synths. Angelic vocals. Short tune.
8. (4:05) The Fire Is Coming – Complex, busy drum patterns. Fuzzy synths. Ominous vocals, relentlessly climbing. Guitar-driven lead break. ***
9. (4:04) Patience – Simple and austere. Glistening, almost Asian-sounding synth arpeggios. Delicate piano. Smooth vocals and strings. Very patient melody. ***
10. (3:29) Keep – Straight-ahead, melodic indie pop-rock. Intertwined pulsing synth and drum beats. Strong guitars.
11. (0:23) Interlude – Very, very short string interlude to set up last track.
12. (3:45) Falling Apart – Wistful composition with something of a world beat. Melody swells and builds. Creatively layered strings and guitar. Very introspective feeling. ***