Vital Weekly Review

Frans De Waard over at Vital Weekly had this to say about Ghost Frequencies.


Back in Vital Weekly 601 we first heard the music of Erstlaub, also known as Dave Fyans from Perth, Scotland. On ‘On Becoming An Island’ Fyans composed everything live, without processing or multitracking using a Nord G2 synthesizer. I don’t know if that’s the case here too on ‘Broadcasting On Ghost Frequencies’ but its again a single track, this time lasting almost forty-nine minutes. That’s not the only link to the previous release. This new work sees him continuing on the thematic approach of drone music.

A nightmare like soundscape. The sky tonight is covered with clouds, no moon, no stars. But the clouds drift on the howl of wind. One can barely see a thing – no street lights are on. Apparently Fyans is inspired here by the Ganzfeld Procedure ‘where the participant is deprived of visual stumulus and bombarded with white/pink noise drawing the mind to form patterns in the chaos often hearing voices from the past or inventing entirely new constructs within their consciousness’. I hear voices too, but they are real: they come from the outside. No clouds, just lots of sunshine. This might be the wrong moment to hear this? It works well, except that its not chaotic at all. Its a beautiful piece of drone music. Nothing new under the pitch black sky, done however with great care. (FdW)

There’s still copies available from the above link.


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