Just a few months after the release of the excellent Losthilde, Ant Saggers returns under his Stray Ghost moniker with another slab of angsty ambience.
A House of Gold and Oak isn’t exactly an EP, consisting, as it does, of a single track that spins out over nearly twenty minutes. It’s far less concrete and structured than anything on the album, more a slow, icily calm symphonic drone piece that is redolent of William Basinski’s more expansive works or some of the more recent material by Stars of the Lid. Its power is in its simplicity – it doesn’t change much, but has a hypnotic quality to it.
The track is available as a free download from Phantom Channel.
1 A House of Gold and Oak 19:40