Oil month Automotive HPC Spring Reading Introducing Prime Wardrobe nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Unlimited Music. Always ad-free. Learn more. GNO for Samsung S9 Starting at $39.99 Grocery Handmade Personalized Jewelry SpringEvent_Lawn_and_Garden Book a house cleaner for 2 or more hours on Amazon Fifty Shades Freed available to buy Fifty Shades Freed available to buy Fifty Shades Freed available to buy  Kids Edition Echo Dot Fire tablets: Designed for entertainment Kindle Paperwhite GNO Shop Now SWMTVT18_gno

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5
Ghost Tropic
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:$14.98+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

on January 11, 2015
PERFECT QUALITY. I am really happy about this vinyl. :)
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on May 10, 2016
I was disappointed with the lack of sleeve details with just a list of tracks and no band details, recording dates etc.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on April 16, 2001
Largely due to similar vocal phrasing and a foundation of sparse, organic instrumentation, comparisons between Songs:Ohia's Jason Molina and Will Oldham will inevitably abound. However, rather than provide a lo-fi homage to perverse maladjustment, Molina furnishes a technicolour portrait of the more ethereal territory of spiritual wanderlust and saddened backward glances. As a result, Ghost Tropic is a liberating musical experience - carrying all the weight of worldly woes yet still achieving an exhilirating level of emotional transcendence.
0Comment| 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on August 17, 2005
This is one of the best albums that you have (probably) never heard! Well, that's if your favourite music emcompasses Talk Talk's "Spirit of Eden", Bonnie Prince Billy's "I See A Darkness" and Joy Division's "Closer" - because that's the kind of territory this record inhabits. Ghost Tropic really lives up to its name; the album is haunted, otherworldly and utterly desolate, creating entirely its own existential landscape from scratch with the help of Mike Mogis and Alisdair Roberts. "Simply to live/that is my plan" sings Jason Molina, accompanied by the most minimal guitar you have heard since Mark Hollis ditched his band because they 'played too many notes'. This record is dark, laying bare a spiritual isolation and emptiness which is rarely heard in any form of music. The album slowly evolves from acoustic beginnings to take in tropical environmental twitterings and creaky programmed percussion, ending with the final synth movement of Incantation, which sounds akin to Joy Division's "The Eternal" if it really did go on forever... Ghost Tropic is modern folk music that sounds like it has just crawled out of the swamp, completely unaware of conventions or anything that has gone before it. It's also a bit of an anomaly for Jason Molina, abandoning Songs:Ohia's (also brilliant) indie-rock/country modes that came before and after for a full-on atavistic descent into his personal darkness. He later revisited this sound, with slightly less success, on Pyramid Electric Co (again recorded with Mike Mogis). But here he did it best. Believe.
0Comment| 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on February 13, 2016
Delicate
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse



Need customer service? Click here