Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Ghostwriters - Objects In Mirrors Are Closer Than They Appear (1981)
Heard about this duo when "Swizzle" was featured on Jason Urick's excellently curated Fly Room mix.
"Swizzle" is a great example of what these guys were able to do: make totally locked-in yet exploratory, funky melodic music using modular synths (I believe Charles Cohen is a Buchla man).
This is arpeggiated music that doesn't feel repetitive; there's a new idea, a shift around every corner.
And silly! The Peter Gunn intro to "Sleedermauseman" before things get really "out" at the halfway mark.
It's a real pleasure to listen to. That's all I have to say.
Oh yeah, "Emotional Momentum" is also utter joy.