Two laptops, two producers, endless layers of hazy-woozy synths, and a dishearteningly small audience. Yes, Brooklyn electronic duo Warm Ghost did bring its icy brand of Chillwave to Eclectic last night (also on the bill: Nelsonvillians and Wes-band Saurus), and maybe the light turnout was fitting: this is lonely pop music, sparsely composed, quietly brooding, and hazy in its distinctions between 1985 and 2011. Adding to the mood: a psychedelic backdrop of swirling images and effects, reminiscent of Suckers’ stage setup back in December.
Check out Warm Ghost’s music here, check out Aural Wes’s take on the duo here, and scroll on for some images from the set, by me and Rachel Pincus ’13.
As mentioned in our Spring Concert Preview, rising electro-act Warm Ghost will play Eclectic tonight. Warm Ghost seems to channel a wide array of influences that makes their music hard to pin down. Expect epic yet ethereal synths, danceable yet dark beats. In singer Paul Duncan, I hear Beck at his most melancholic but with a better range. This is a band that I’m, personally, very intrigued by.
Awesomefest standouts Saurus to open, along with Nelsonvillians, a trio who recently recorded with members of The National.
Date: Tonight, April 2
Time: 10:30 pm – 1:30am