martes, 19 de abril de 2016

John Ghost - For a Year They Slept (2016)


Label: Self Released
Source: Cdbaby


Influenced by modal and free jazz as well as contemporary classical and progressive rock, the compositions create a cinematic atmosphere which alternates with parts of conventional groove and are linked together and broken up by focused improvisations.John Ghost is a musical project by guitar-composer Jo De Geest. Their music shows influences from modal and free jazz as well as contemporary classical and progressive rock music. The compositions create a cinematic atmosphere which alternates with parts of conventional groove, and are linked together and broken up by focused improvisation pieces.

The band started in 2010 as a school project and got selected for the prestigious competition of the Ghent Jazz festival. In 2013 they finished their first EP and a year later they won the contest of “Muziekmozaïek” in the category of Jazz. Earlier this year the band played in the finale of the second Storm!-contest (Ostend) and in November they confine themselves to the recording studio. Their first full album For A Year They’ve Slept will be released in April 2016. Keep your eyes peeled!


1. Hypnagogia
2. Period of Rem
3. Prologue H-H
4. Head-Habitat
5. Red Rooms
6. Concrete Trees / Wooden Ants
7. Blue Rooms
8. Head-Nomad
9. Howl
10. The Creation of Long Term Memories
11. Day One
12. The Womb of Borderland
Jo De Geest (RaDaR) – guitar, compositions
Elias Devoldere (B.Y.J.O., Nordmann, Kabas) – drums
Karel Cuelenaere (B.Y.J.O., Trioxide) – piano
Rob Banken (4tet, Bravo Big Band, Kleptomatics, 8 o’clock Shadows) – saxophones, clarinet, flute
Wim Segers (Compro Oro, An Pierlé, Sh.tg.n) – vibraphone
Lieven Van Pee (De Beren Gieren, Moker) – double bass