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.  
Amuse-toi bien!


  1. you had me at the italicized "funky."
    glad to see this blog isn't dead.

  2. glad to see you're enjoying it!
    i love your ms paint masterpieces.

  3. ha, thanks a lot. in the near future, they're gonna be on books.
    came back after listening to the album - this is great!