Minimal but atmospheric ambient drones focussing on just one note and its normally hidden harmonics.
The music on this album is played on guitar with an ebow through a selection of effects.
The two different versions use the same source material -
4 separate recordings playing the same note.
The parallel version plays these recordings simultaneously. Each recording is looped but is a different length, so the music interacts in subtly different ways and never completely repeats itself throughout the piece.
The linear version plays each recording one after another with the music playing into the long, slowly decaying loop I use for most other Ghost Harmonics recordings.
The differences between the two are subtle but, I hope, satisfying. This is an approach I will try again for future albums.
Released 1 September 2017
1. Forever Under The Stars (Parallel Version)
2. Forever Under The Stars (Linear Version)
Total running time: 1:38:14
All music written, performed and produced by Ghost Harmonics
at MCos, Manchester during August 2017.
Photography and design by Ghost Harmonics.
Cover photograph: Night sky over central Portugal, August 2017
Reviews of Forever Under The Stars
"Forever Under the Stars" is a triumphant celebration of sound in all its simplicity and complexity.
Though the droning tones and oscillations appear to be minimalist at first listen, there is actually an immense amount of sound morphing, mutating and permutating going on. As such, there is a wealth of sound and music in this remarkable album.
Brin Coleman / Ghost Harmonics has once again produced a deeply captivating album full of musical insight and brilliance.