EP: STRAY GHOST – Each Paradise is a Lost Paradise (Hidden Shoal 2009)

Each Paradise Is A Lost ParadiseFront Cover

Anthony Saggers aka Stray Ghost has been prolifically building up a fair profile with four releases in around eighteen months. The latest is a download-only mini LP featuring three tracks based around melancholy organ loops and drones.

This is calm, reflective music, rich in texture. Opener “La Belle Semaine” builds and fades, before resuscitating with a lightly touched sequencer pattern. The ghosts of sampled voices lead into the haunting and ethereal chimes of “Au Revoir à la Belle Semaine” whilst the closing “Réminiscences Et Rêves De Beauté” gradually decays into nothingness as Saggers tips a nod to William Basinski’s Disintegration Tapes series.

While there is nothing startlingly new here, Each Paradise is a Lost Paradise holds the attention. It also seems the least troubled and dark of the four Stray Ghost releases to date.

Tracks
1 La Belle Semaine 10:42
2 Au Revoir à la Belle Semaine 5:11
3 Réminiscences Et Rêves De Beauté 10:28

Websites
music.hiddenshoal.com
www.myspace.com/strayghost

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5 responses to “EP: STRAY GHOST – Each Paradise is a Lost Paradise (Hidden Shoal 2009)

  1. Just checked Discogs – didn’t even know it existed. 500 limited edition called An Avalanche Of Swollen Tongues, deadpilotrecords.co.uk, for anyone who hasn’t got a clue what we’re on about

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