Grey Ghost / Songs To Wake Up To
Album: Songs To Wake Up To   Collection:General
Artist:Grey Ghost   Added:Jun 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-06-12 Pull Date: 2011-08-14
Week Ending: Aug 14 Jul 24 Jul 17 Jul 10 Jun 26 Jun 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 12, 2011: Songs: Cantan
Cloud Formations, Snow Dance, Balloon, All Around Us, Dirt Of Birth, Hot Mess
4. Jul 08, 2011: songs: cantan p I and p II
Hot Mess
2. Jul 17, 2011: lost and found
Hot Mess
5. Jul 05, 2011: feelin' the music
Hot Mess
3. Jul 14, 2011: bricolage
Snow Dance, Balloon
6. Jun 24, 2011: Gilt: Cantan
Hot Mess

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-06-04
Grey Ghost is the solo project of Brian Griffith, better known for his work with Very Truly Yours and L’éternèbre. Brian is a self-proclaimed crate digger, and it definitely shows on this album-- which is smeared with nostalgia and finely filmed in the accumulated dusts of Time. If you were to return to your childhood home in thirty years, this is what you would play on the decrepit heirloom piano as you reminisce on your lost years. 6 gentle piano ballads. Lonely and lovely. FCC CLEAN

***1. Begins with a swirl of vinyl static and segues into a gentle wandering piano piece with undying echoes that ring throughout empty halls.
2. Slow, plodding repetitive riffs. Gentle keyboard layering and backwards looped hums of Moog. Definitely the most “synthetic” of the tracks.
3. The gentle sounds of water flowing off the rooftop gutter. Piano lines that rumble and clip with the sheer depth of their low-end reverberations.
***4. Fuzzy haunting piano riffs with warm gentle chimes and a muted French horn part that sends chills down your spine as you recall the innocence of childhood. Amazing.
5. Busy, messy swirls of distorted piano with grainy foundsound samples. Rooting through an old garage on an abandoned farmhouse on a city that isn’t on a map.
6. Fuzzy indecipherable walkie-talkie transmissions floating over a minimalist piano landscape.

Track Listing
1. Hot Mess   4. Balloon
2. Dirt Of Birth   5. Snow Dance
3. All Around Us   6. Cloud Formations