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Ghostbound: With the goal of creating expansive, cinematic music that drew holistically from all genres…..

Ghostbound - Extended Play For My Sweet Mary Thyme

Ghostbound was founded as the long-gestating vehicle for the songwriting of Brooklyn-based musician/actor Alec A. Head (ex-Kosmodemonic). Founded when he was still in his teens under the name of Timshel, Ghostbound did not truly take form until 2013, at which point he began to seek like-minded musicians in an effort to complete what he had started over a decade prior, with the goal of creating expansive, cinematic music that drew holistically from all genres.

In its formative years, the band was a duo consisting solely of Head and bassist Noah Shaul with the help of session musicians. Ghostbound would expand its ranks in early 2018 to include guitarist Talha Alvie (Skeletonflowers_, The D/A Method), and drummer David E. Richman (End Of Hope, St. Bastard, Witch Taint) in an effort to play live and solidify its line-up.

Their debut record, All is Phantom, was released to worldwide critical acclaim in June of 2018.  At once lush, verdant, haunting, and ethereal, that album represented Ghostbound’s arrival to the greater underground music scene; replete with Head’s soaring, Scott Walker-derived vocals and a cinematic instrumental under-pinning that drew from the wells of both black metal and post-punk, among many other genres.

 The command of expansive atmospherics and dynamic songwriting continues with the new 2021 release of Extended Play For My Sweet Mary Thyme, a mini-LP consisting of a suite of songs that are all tied together via an oceanic, maritime theme. Whereas All is Phantom took place firmly on land, Mary Thyme is decidedly at sea, by design.  Additionally, the EP sees a loosening of the reins, as it were; while Head wrote the bedrock of the material, every member had a hand in the arrangement thereof, resulting in a concise, moving, and altogether other-worldly experience. 

Extended Play For My Sweet Mary Thyme was released digitally on March 26, with a vinyl release being put out by Red Nebula on the same date. 

1. And We Are Already At Sea 04:59

2. Ada, Age of Eight 05:08

3. Bosun’s Lament 06:07

4. For My Sweet Mary Thyme 06:31

5. Seaward 07:08

Ghostbound is:

Alec A. Head: Voices, Guitars, Orchestrations and Atmospherics

Talha Alvie: Guitars, Synthesizers, Orchestrations and Atmospherics

Noah Shaul: Bass, Orchestrations and Atmospherics

David E. Richman: Drums

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5848 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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