So many musicians often say that as long as the music is honest, then it is valid.
Besides most of the songs sharing similar instrumentation with the synthesizers and drum machines, they all have qualities of something, a large apparatus falling apart. Something moving forward, but with battle scars and perhaps the feeling that at any moment, it could all fall apart.
I tried to focus on those elements. They all seemed to capture how I have viewed the world through the last few decades. Through a specific point of view. From a personal vantage point.
There is anguish in this music. How could there not be. We see. We feel. We think.
There is also hope and humor on these recordings. There is optimism. There are signs of it on every track.
During the production of these songs the instruments were setup for recording in the morning.
The recordings of the music was done in the afternoons.
In the evenings it was jazz records for a distraction from the realities of iving through a global crisis. In real-time.
The 5 songs that made it on the Euphoria, Horror and Vice EP are the ones that made it to completion. They are the ones I believe were the most honest representation of Glove and Ghost.
The most honest for me, right now in this moment. They are definitely electronic based. Using hardware synthesizers and drum machines for the majority of the sounds.
Main Instruments on Euphoria, Horror, and Vice:
ASM Hydrasynth wavetable synthesizer
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 synthesizer
Elektron Digitone FM synthesizer
Korg Electribe Sampler 2
Roland Boutique TR-09 Rhythm Composer
Aston Origin microphone
Various Eurorack modules were used for processing
Main Plugins: Valhalla, Native Instruments, Izotope
released June 16, 2020
all songs composed and produced by glove and ghost
Composed during some brief dark worldly studies I subjected myself to. That said, upon reflection, somehow, it seems some optimism crept into the Dead Drop EP too. Despite its dark subject matter. glove and ghost