Monday, 16 September 2013

Strangefruit - Ghosts

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Earlier in the summer, London trio Strangefruit impressed a lot with their single 'Sea Of Fog' which was lifted from their EP 'Between The Earth And Sea', and now they've had a trippy and nightmarish video made for 'Ghosts', another splendid song from the same EP. You always risk sounding lazy when describing the video to a song called 'Ghosts' as being nightmarish, but it is definitely a little unsettling and strange, and the music, much like before, is wonderful.

In much the same was as using that particular word to describe the visuals, it feels almost cheap to say that 'Ghosts' is a haunting song, but the fact is that, well, it is. This is maybe why it was titled so. Vocals coo and sigh and sometimes seem to build into more terror, all the while the music is a complex set of threads that weave in between everything, with no particular instrument taking an overall lead, 'Ghosts' is more complex than that. More complex but not for art's sake, this is simply a great song by a talented band.

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