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"Ghostory is our most collaborative music to date," describes Benjamin Curtis, "Alley (Alejandra) and I have always written our music together, but always independently and on our own time. We knew we wanted to do something that was more sensual and spontaneous than anything we had ever done before, and that meant writing together in a room, coming up with ideas quickly and immediately reacting to what the other person was doing." Within Ghostory, the story of both Lafaye's and the band's journey will be told.
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Ghostory carries with it connotations of magic and spirituality, and if there's an ideal word to describe Alejandra Deheza's vocals, a good place to start would be "otherworldly." Hers is a voice that prefers to soar rather than coo, speeding along through a storm of synths or layering on top of itself many times over, a more ethereal Florence Welch or a druggier Natasha Khan. At times it seems fragile, like on the soft, sprawling "Reappear," shimmering above waves of reverb, but that's an illusion - Deheza has never sounded as confident yet so tempestuous, more in touch with what she's singing than ever before.Read more ›
The marriage of lilting, trip-hop vocals and complex, beat-driven grooves that School of Seven Bells brings to the table is refined to a new level in this, their third album.
Ghostory is decidedly better than the bulk of Disconnect from Desire, their second album that was somewhat lackluster. It's also more focused than their tremendously well-produced eclectic first album, Alpinisms. I don't know that I would call it better, as they are largely different animals, but it's definitely just as good, in my book.
Every track is extremely listenable, yet also haunting and complex. If your musical tastes are somewhat off the beaten path, you should definitely pick this up.
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I like this band. It's a new direction for me and they take some getting used to. But all in all, I like 'em.Published 3 months ago by don crawford
Hidden gem of modern rock and electronic music. 80's dance influence.Published 9 months ago by Elvin Rodriguez
This album has a lovely haunting quality which is great for night time drives and walks. The lyrics are spot on for those who love and lose and for those who love the feel that... Read morePublished on June 20, 2014 by Jesse R Edwards
A favorite new release, naturally not being played anywhere. Excellent spooky vocals, strong melodic synth stuff with good solid beats. Read morePublished on May 1, 2014 by J. McHenry
I love this band and was so saddened by the loss of their guitarist (Benjamin) to his rare cancer type....waste of young talent. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by C. OHARA
This is just a wonderful album. Although not quite as musically adventurous as Alpinism, I nevertheless find it a more overall consistent work. Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Peter Jackson
When singer Claudia Deheza left American Dream Pop/Shoegaze trio School Of Seven Bells, reducing the group to the duo of twin sister Alejandra Deheza (vocals, guitar) and Ben... Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by Volt & Volume
It's amazing to be the broad appeal of the album's sound. I play this a lot in the car with friends and family. Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by Brian
Great Music at a Great Value. You can't go wrong with a purchase of this collection. Delightful music at a bargain price.Published on October 16, 2012 by James