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Ghostory
Artist: School Of Seven Bell
UPC: 00601091070721
Label: Ada
Genre: Popular Music
    OUR PRICE: $9.31  
Product Type: Compact Disc
Released: February 2012
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Weight: 0.20 lbs
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Track Listing
1 Night, The
2 Love Play
3 Lafaye
4 Low Times
5 Reappear
6 Show Me Love
7 Scavenger
8 White Wind
9 When You Sing
Release Date : 02/28/2012
General Description : Performer
Muze Genre-sub class : Rock & Pop
Number of Discs : 1
Running Time : 45 minutes 17 seconds
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Review Expert : Uncut (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir third album is their most polished yet, marrying immaculate harmonies to a purring rhythmic chassis..." Alternative Press (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Alejandra Deheza is a natural as a dance-floor siren, but her gentler side -- as heard on the hazy, drowsy synth-pop of 'Reappear' -- is just as bewitching." Magnet (p.59) - "With the aid of a palette they've expanded to include synth-pop and flecks of ambient electronica, the pair prove surprisingly gifted storytellers..." Billboard (p.36) - "[It's] like an ethereal nine-song rumination on the pitfalls of dysfunctional co-dependence and the merits of free will. Think of it as a marriage of Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks, especially on 'White Wind'..."
Misc Note : Audio Mixers: Brandon Curtis; Benjamin Curtis. Claudia Deheza's exit from School of Seven Bells was not a typical case of shrinking band membership. It claimed a rare attribute and a significant attraction: sibling harmonies, once shared with remaining twin Alejandra Deheza. That's not something that can be replaced or covered up in the studio. While the absence of the twins' harmonies are missed on Ghostory, School of Seven Bells' third album, the sound of the group -- now a duo of Deheza and Ben Curtis -- is as lushly layered as ever, with spectral textures and propulsive dance rhythms, both programmed and played, equally affecting. Deheza's vocals are multi-tracked and arranged so effectively that some listeners might not long for her sister's presence. According to Deheza and Curtis, Ghostory is "the tale of a young girl named Lafaye and the ghosts that surround her life." If this concept was developed prior to the material, it evidently pushed the two to write their most open and direct material to date, evident from the album's first lines: "The light of day gives me no relief/Because I see you in everything." Past comparisons to Curve were drawn due to sonic similarities; while they would still make sense, there is a new, comparable frankness when it comes to addressing exes. Like Curve's Toni Halliday, Deheza doesn't recoil from confrontation ("You wanna take, 'cause you're a coward"), but there's a certain sense of lingering vulnerability rather than glaring bitter numbness. The album also features some of School of Seven Bells' finest light and heavy material, from the all-synths/percussion-less ballad "Reappear" to the racing "White Wind" and pummeling "When You Sing" -- the latter two of which form a potent, closing section that is cathartic and uplifting, yet palpably haunted nonetheless. ~ Andy Kellman