Brother Ghost - Call Me
Released off label 2022
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Brother Ghost is an independent synthpop / electro project without much history to its name. At one point known as RMDO, I suppose Brother Ghost is a reimagination of the artist. What we get with Brother Ghost is a mixture of dark synthpop, disco elements, and doom and gloom electronics. Brother Ghost has stated about the song that it “reinforces feelings of self-actualization and empowerment…As long as we are being true to ourselves, it doesn’t really matter what others think of us.” While I can’t judge an artist based on a single single, Brother Ghost makes a promising debut with ‘Call Me’.
The ever so slight static feedback at the beginning of the track before the opening synth takes us into the meat suggests a warm and fuzzy feeling – something that sticks throughout the song. And yet, the melancholy attitude and dreamy vocals Brother Ghost puts out in the song suggests a sense of both sadness and revival. Chirps of metallic instruments bleed into the song as background samples and yet the funky beat always gives a bit of a disco groove. A solvent of warm and comfortable electronics for drives at night or stormy nights. Seven-and-a-half out of ten.
Aug 02 2022
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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