The house by the water is old and ailing. There are ghosts living around it - on the inside as well as on the outside. They live in us and around us. „Monsters are real and ghosts are real too. They live inside us and sometimes, they win“ (Stephen King). Decorated with this quote and the ghostly images, "The Ghost, The Lights And Me", the title track, moves about.
The slightly distorted and extensive theme is accompanied by a catchy melody and high-frequency sounds which pierce marrow and bone. Everything is draped in hypnotic, meditative patterns, enriched by a tidied beat in accelerated down-tempo. Along with this package come five innovative remixes that exploit the original's potential.
A Thousand Vows loses his whole production equipment while remixing - the intricate hip-hop beat and arpeggio-bassline however do not let that show. For a change, P.carp creates a spherical, minimal sound: dancefloor and dubby people, take care - this song will make you dance.
Billion One pushes the tune with his vocoder and compressor as if there was no tomorrow. Claps show the way into the independent production from which one can still sense the source of inspiration. Marlon Hoffstadt puts it in a nutshell, too - with four to the floor-beats and without any effort the ghosts are chased through spherical landscapes in order to run ashore in the dubby version of The Nautilus Project. A maritime-style basedrum lays the foundation to the swooshing and hissing sounds.
As a bonus, there are the reprises as well: the whole theme is driven through the ghost village without percussion to alleviate the tension.
released September 23, 2011
Written and produced by Christian Kruse, Florian Filsinger, Christian Krämer, Sven Strohschnieder, Marlon Hoffstadt and Marcel Frehse.
Mastering by Christian Kruse.
Artwork designed by Christian Kruse (with thanks to Florian Filsinger).
All photos by Kim Dormann.