John Ghost is an instrumental sextet based in Ghent (Belgium). The band is often pretty ingenious and exploratory, often described as a symbiosis between the sounds of Steve Reich, John Hollenbeck, Nils Frahm and Jaga Jazzist. In their music we can hear influences from jazz, contemporary classical music as well as rock and electronica. Their new album is entitled Airships Are Organisms, and here are the title track Airships Are Organisms,
Above all, the group constantly seeks for new sounds and uses a cinematic language in their compositions while keeping the balance between moments of abstraction, repetition and sound-exploration. Intoxicating, dreamy soundscapes alternate continuously with rhythmic patterns. Improvisation is the common thread throughout large parts of composed music, smart harmonies and tight turns. The track Time// Traveller
On the Gent-based sextet’s new single Disfunctional Rabbits: The Disfunction’ intoxicating, dreamy soundscapes alternate continuously with rhythmic patterns, and draws on influences from jazz, rock and contemporary classical music.