Video: Magnetic Ghost’s “Does It Dream / New Record in Feb.
We’re only a few weeks into the year and it’s already shaping up to be a great one for local music. The early year has been a veritable smorgasbord of great and/or promising releases, not least among them the new forthcoming record from Magnetic Ghost, Pixels.
Magnetic Ghost is the project of Minneapolis musician Andrew Larson under which he’s released a couple of full length albums over the past few years. Larson’s records just seem to get better and better with each subsequent release. Based on early listens, Pixels promises to continue that trend as well. It appears to be an intricately constructed, gorgeously textured weave of shoegaze, drone, ambient, and psychedelic pop. It was mixed Neil Weir and Larson at Blue Bell Knoll and the album’s sound is just incredible. To listen is to feel like Larson (and vocalist Holly Habstritt-Gaal whom he partners with on some tracks) are directly inside your head.
The record will become available via Round Bale Recordings in a limited pressing of 260 copies on 2/28, coinciding with an album release show at Moon Palace Books (details here).
For now you can watch the video below for the record’s stunning opener, “Does it Dream,” a complexly layered amalgamation of experimental pop.