King Dude / My Beloved Ghost
Album: My Beloved Ghost   Collection:General 12"
Artist:King Dude   Added:Sep 2011
Label:Bathetic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-12 Pull Date: 2012-07-15
Week Ending: Jun 17 Jun 3 May 20
Airplays: 2 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 15, 2012: Last Verses*
Sator Formula
4. May 31, 2012: Nathin' To Do - Soft Shoulders
Our Everlasting Life
2. Jun 13, 2012: The Sunset Life
Into The Morrow
5. May 28, 2012: Bridal Moments
Oh Faith, My Beloved Ghost
3. Jun 01, 2012: Lost Verses
Our Everlasting Life
6. May 18, 2012: The Sunset Life
Oh Faith

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2012-05-05
Dark folk/lo-fi
With these recordings, King Dude offers some gorgeous death-and-doom-oriented folk. These songs consist mostly of acoustic guitar and deep, often multi-tracked vocals. Start with A1, A2, A4, B5. FCC WARNING B4.

*A1. (3:51)—Mid-tempo. Ominous, strummed acoustic guitar riffs with deep, dark, cultish vocals.
*A2. (2:01)—Continues in the same vein as the first song. Some very deep, evil “ohhhhh”s in the refrains.
A3. (2:33)—Vocals start immediately. The music is slightly less doomy than in the previous two tracks.
*A4. (2:25)—Sounds like a sea shanty from hell. Some very pretty cello shows up briefly.
B1. (2:55)—The rhythm is bouncy, but this doesn’t make the song any lighter in tone than the others. Pretty bleak lyrical matter.
B2. (2:18)—This turns out to be a Kinks cover, but it’s as dark as anything here. More upbeat rhythms, this time with the inclusion of a tambourine.
B3. (1:32)—Brief, mid-tempo, waltz-time piece with more ominous vocals.
B4. (1:57)—FCC WARNING (g•••••n). Were it not for the vocals, this would be a very cheery, straightforward folk song. It’s even in the key of C.
*B5. (2:10)—Lovely, slowly strummed guitar. The second half includes whistling and high-pitched keyboards. This sounds like a Disney song gone very, very wrong.

Track Listing
1. My Beloved Ghost   5. Why Must I Go On
2. Oh Faith   6. Harry Rag
3. Sator Formula   7. Black Triangle
4. Our Everlasting Life   8. Never Let You Go
  9. Into The Morrow