Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gossett, aka Brooklyn duo Beacon, introduced themselves to the world with the No Body and For Now EPs. The EPs were united by minimalist, R&B-influenced instrumentation, and also by a lyrical theme, with both serving as meditations on the darkness that underpins the most intense of human emotions: love. Both developing and consolidating these ideas, the duo’s debut full length The Ways We Separate sees its official release today.
Meanwhile, there are still a few copies left of The Ways We Separate’s deluxe version, TWWS, which features a sugar mold from Fernando Mastrangelo that cradles the colored vinyl version of the LP inside.
Tycho and Thievery Corporation have been fans of each other’s material for a while now. It makes sense that the two would come together for a split co-release on Ghostly International and Thievery’s own ESL Music label. Side A sees Tycho takes Thievery’s “Fragments,” originally released on 2011’s Culture of Fear, on a synth swirl ride with shades of guitar riffs that create a candy cane-like visual experience. Meanwhile, Rob Garza of Thievery fame grabs the mellow “Ascension,” taken from 2011’s Dive, and makes a slightly dark dance track with hand claps.
In anticipation of his upcoming full length Half Of Where You Live, follow-up to 2010’s Lucky Shiner, today sees the release of the first single from the album. ‘Brazil’ catalogs Gold Panda’s arrival in Sao Paolo: “I wanted to make a track that soundtracked my ride from the airport to downtown” he explains. “The [vocal] sample is kind of like an excited chant, bigging up the place, then it all gets confusing to replicate the traffic and buildings.”
Half Of Where You Live will be released on Ghostly/NOTOWN this June.
On the occasion of Beacon’s first LP The Ways We Separate, Brooklyn-based sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo has created a 13”x13” cast sugar sculptural object that houses the vinyl and which simply reads in bold capital letters TWWS. The prototype was CNC milled in wood, which he then molded in silicone and finally cast in pure white sugar.
Today we release our sixth exclusive series by Matthew Shlian for Ghostly International Editions. Entitled Apophenia, the series features four compositions that serve as a stunning follow-up to 2011’s Tessellation Series.
Apophenia is offered in four distinct moments, like snapshots in the process of pattern creation. Each composition is produced in an edition of 25 for a series total of 100.
We were all shocked when School of Seven Bells’ Benjamin Curtis was hospitalized and subsequently diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma last month.
Since then, Ben’s health is of primary concern as he undergoes treatment; however, both he and his family are under considerable financial strain from medical costs. For those of you who would like to lend a hand through a donation or a simple message, below is a link to his support page along with a statement from Alejandra Deheza.
The Ghostly family is wishing for his speedy recovery and Benjamin and his family truly appreciate your support at this time.
We will be in Austin with a co-showcase collaboration with Flowerbooking. Join us and some of the new (Dauwd, Beacon, Heathered Pearls) and well established (Lusine, Michna) acts from the Ghostly roster.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Venue: Holy Mountain
Ghostly International / Flowerbooking Co-Showcase
8PM: Heathered Pearls
Good news: in addition to playing SXSW, Dauwd will be playing a number of dates across the US this March – including dates with Gold Panda, Com Truise, and Shigeto.
It’s been a while, but we are finally making it to San Francisco for a label showcase with some of the newest members of the roster. We hope you can join us.
Ghostly Showcase, San Francisco @ 1015 Folsom
Dauwd (DJ Set)
Heathered Pearls (DJ Set)
We’re pleased to announce our first 12” with London-based producer Fort Romeau slated for release on March 11th. “Love (Dub),” the second track on the single, is streaming above.