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Ghost Funk Orchestra – “Night Walker/Death Walk” – [Karma Chief Records]

carsonstreet   10/7/2022   12-inch, A Library

Back in 2016, producer Seth Applebaum released two EPs that marked the inauguration of the band Ghost Funk Orchestra. ‘Night Walker’ and ‘Death Waltz’ were conceived as one-man-band, reel-to-reel tape-recorded experiments that would bring together elements of all the sounds that Seth most adored at the time: tape-saturated drums, gratuitous spring reverb, surfy guitar, Latin-style percussion, odd time signatures, and Spanish-language female vocals. Initially released only in the digital domain and on a short run of cassette tapes, these two EPs that defined the early era of GFO are now finally available together on a single LP. The tracks have been remastered by Doug Krebs. Latin funk underlies all of these tracks. Very mellow, melodic and worth a play.

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