Complete your Glass Ghost collection. Glass Ghost – Idol Omen. Genre: Electronic, Rock. Style: Alternative Rock, Electro, Experimental. Idol Omen (CD, Album).
Debut album of melancholic offbeat pop from Brooklyn-based duo Eliot Krimsky and Mike Johnson. Watch it. Roll over video for more options.
If it weren't for the unassuming, little-boy-lost quality in Eliot Krimsky's singing, it would be tempting to call "Idol Omen" art rock. Certainly there's a touch of mid-'70s Eno in Brooklyn-based duo Glass Ghost's debut at times, but things never boil over to the melodramatic level of Destroyer's k approach.
Eliot Krimsky sings about everyday mysteries in a relaxed, uncanny falsetto, tending to keyboards that dryly flicker and drone. Just looking through Glass Ghost's early press clues you in to the difficulties of classifying them- people have already cited Deerhoof, Captain Beefheart, Dirty Projectors, and J Dilla, comparisons that range from approximate to baffling. Glass Ghost truly resemble just one band I can think of, and them only abstractly: the Dismemberment Plan circa Change, whittled down to the most salient gestures.
Like A Diamond, 03:31.
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Bassoon – Sara SchoenbeckSinging Bowls, Bells – Lindsay QuayleTrumpet, Organ [Pipe Organ], Synthesizer [Moog Rogue], Bells – Tyler Wood
Drums [Marching Drum], Performer [Cardboard Boxes, Tuning Forks, Spring], Handclaps [Claps] – Tyler WoodVocals [Choir] – Aerial East, David Sheinkopf*, Fiona Ryan, Luke Temple
Bassoon – Sara SchoenbeckDrums [Marching Drum], Performer [Tuning Forks], Organ [Pipe Organ], Handclaps [Claps] – Tyler WoodTuba – Mike GambleViolin – Joan Wasser
Flute [Wood Flute] – Justin WoodOrgan [Pipe Organ], Performer [Knee Slaps, Toaster Oven], Shaker – Tyler WoodTuba – Mike GambleVocals [Choir] – Aerial East, David Sheinkopf*, Fiona Ryan, Joan Tick, Sharon Van EttenVocals [Choir], Performer [Marching Band] – Eliot Krimsky, Tyler Wood
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Alto Saxophone – Jeremy UddenEnglish Horn – Michael BeersTenor Saxophone, Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Nathan Blehar
Bassoon – Sara SchoenbeckElectric Piano [Wurlitzer], Performer [Pans, Mason Jars], Triangle – Tyler WoodFlute – Justin WoodVocals – Pyeng ThreadgillVocals [Choir] – Aerial East, David Sheinkopf*, Eliot Krimsky, Joan Tick, Matt Iwanusa, Sharon Van Etten
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Backing Vocals, Directed By [Choir] – David Sheinkopf*Bass Clarinet – Josh SintonOrgan [Pipe Organ] – Tyler WoodVocals [Choir] – Aerial East, David Sheinkopf*, Eliot Krimsky, Fiona Ryan, Joan Tick, Luke Temple, Michael Bloch, Mike Johnson , Tyler Wood, Victor Magro
Backing Vocals – Pyeng ThreadgillBassoon – Sara SchoenbeckCello – Mike GambleEnglish Horn – Michael BeersOrgan [Pipe Organ], Synthesizer [Moog Rogue], Shaker – Tyler WoodPerformer [Soup Kettles] – Eliot Krimsky
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