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Ghosts

R.B. Russell’s Ghosts

Playlist:
1. Ravissante
2. Ghosts (vocals by Lidwine)
3. Vermiculation
4. Perrier, Mildew, Loganberry
5. Love (It Is There)(vocals and autoharp by Lidwine)
6. She Sleeps (vocals by Lidwine)
7. Llanfihangel
8. Floating Upwards
9. Bleed (lyrics and vocals by Lidwine)
10. Poppyhead
11. Abiding
12. Harrow And Wealdstone
Total Runtime: 53:35
Where to buy:
R.B. Russell’s Website

Hello Ghouls and Boils,
Today I am here to present my thoughts on the haunting sounds of R.B. Russell’s CD “Ghosts”. If the name sounds familiar That is because Mr. Russell is one of the wonderful and creative minds behind Tartarus Press. He’s also a writer, we reviewed his book – Bloody Baudelaire– which won a 2010 Nightmare Award. And if that isn’t enough, he is also a spooktacular photographer! I was very curious about how the disc might sound… but I’ll tell you all about it in a moment. Enjoy, my fiends!

Abstrusely,
Sarah L. Covert

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I popped the CD into my computer, but I was immediately drawn in. Before the first song was over I knew I was going to fall in love with this hauntingly beautiful music.

I was stunned when the second song came on. The vocalist, Lidwine, had me captivated. I told my husband how much I loved her voice. He said she sounded a lot like Bjork when she sung and didn’t do weird stuff. I understand she gets that a lot. After some thought (and a second listen), I am going to have to disagree with the hubby. Her voice reminded me of the old fashioned 30s/40s style singers. Lidwine also contributed by writing the lyrics to one track and playing the autoharp on another. She is obviously a very talented woman.

Ray refers to himself as a composer rather than a musician. He said he uses a mix of sampled instruments (not music) and live recorded instruments and then manipulates them on his computer. The only instrument that didn’t get manipulated on the machine was Lidwine’s autoharp. Whatever he calls himself, this CD is brilliant!

Before I wrap up and give you my final thoughts I wanted to share some video with you. Enjoy, my fiends!




Too see more, visit the site!

Final Thoughts:
This unique and hauntingly beautiful CD is beyond amazing. Ray is a very talented composer and I hope he decides to make more! This is now on my ipod and my computer playlist. As you can tell from my enthusiasm, I really enjoyed it. Ghosts gets a well deserved 5 out of 5 tentacles and a hearty Iä! Iä!

Sarah L. Covert – Creator/Editor/Reviewer/Columnist/Reporter

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