Ghostpoet Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Ghostpoet:
Four Tet, Joe Goddard, SBTRKT, Caribou, Mount Kimbie, Young Fathers, Tricky, Romare, Roots Manuva, Burial, Portico Quartet, Public Service Broadcasting
Actually can I stop playing the previous Ghostpoet album 'Shedding Skin'? The answer is a big fat 'no'. I loved his more guitar driven sound on that album and if the press release is to be believed this forth opus delves further into that style. His thoughtful if slightly paranoid delivery could be the perfect voice for these troubled times.
- Vinyl LP (PIASR960LPI)
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- Last copy
Woooooooooo! Grab your candles, the Ghostpoet is back. ‘Meltdown’ is lifted from the one born Obaro Ejimiwe’s 2013 LP Some Say I So I Say Light. The track is a typically meditative piece - Mr. Poet and an unnamed female accomplice coo blue nothings over an instrumental that draws from hip-hop, UK bass, post-dubstep and neo-soul. On the flip Squarepusher Squarepusher-ifies the original.
In football terms Ghostpoet has gone from mid-table Championship to nailed on Champions League place with this, his third record. In short: he's really upped his game. Where previous records were interesting but a little niche, Ghostpoet has now made a record everyone can enjoy. It's bold, it's bright, it's tuneful. With a background in UK hip hop, this album uses those influences and marries them to the best bits of forward thinking indie (say, Radiohead, TV on the Radio). Looking forward to it.
There was a point in the early 2010s when people were talking about Ghostpoet as the heir to Mike Skinner’s throne. He’s never quite made good on that promise (though there’s still time), but debut LP Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam remains his most accomplished work. As well as the Skinner comparisons, street salvos like ‘Finished I Ain’t’ and ‘Cash And Carry Me Home’ have a distinct Roots Manuva flex to them.