Ghost Against Ghost was first envisioned in a dream. Exhilarated by the boundless energy of conceptual post rock, dystopian epics, and neo-romanticism, producer/composer Christopher Bono collaborates with electroacoustic musicians and performs long multi-media shows that alternated between songs and improvisations. The Checkpoint Charlie EP offers a glimpse of what to expect on his upcoming album, Oia.
The EP is an interwoven and wild sonic tapestry, fused by its creator’s knowledge of modern studio production, mixing, engineering, and electronics. Recorded in Prague and featuring a 46-person string orchestra including members of the Czech and Prague Philharmonics, the EP is a dramatic, dreamy experiment of lush and dark harmonies meeting thunderous, head-splitting guitar. The two tracks total 14:30 in length and are accompanied by two radio edits of the breathing, beautiful, and psychedelic “Checkpoint Charlie, pt. 1”, entitled “Contact” and “Eye Light”.
“Christopher Bono…has quickly been garnering accolades with his refusal to bend toward traditional music-creation conformity and a strong knack for creating vivid imagery through his pure yet distinctly zestful works.”
– Alto Riot!
“A dramatic, dreamy experiment in lush, dark, romantic harmonies.”
RIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Swans, Mogwai, Trent Reznor, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Igor Stravinsky
Going for Adds 5/4 & 5/5
Label: Our Silent Canvas