It's been two years since Roadkill Ghost Choir has taken listeners on a ride. Last trip, brothers Andrew and Zach Shepard packed the car with high aspirations, a top-notch crew of musicians and the profound swelter of the South. With the upcoming arrival of False Youth Etcetera, the brothers have outgrown their roots in a supersonic fashion - exchanging their broken-down vehicles for an electrified magic carpet ride that soars through the night sky. Amidst the surprise success of the band's first record, primary songwriter Andrew was hardened by his experiences on the road, and under pressure to deliver new songs that outshined previous releases. It's no surprise False Youth Etcetera feels like a turn towards the fantastical, an anthemic escape compared to past output. It's immediately felt on the band's first single, "Classics (Die Young)," which bends beautifully and purposefully in the direction of synth-pop, and sets the tone for the entire record.
"Everything We Touch Turns to Dust" is the 4th full length album from Denver based IDM producer and ought era electronica aficionado (ghost). "Everything We Touch Turns to Dust" is the continuing soundtrack to a narrative that has been passed on from the previous (ghost) albums and EPs "Departure", "A Vast And Decaying Appearance", "Elas EP" and his more recent ambient outing for Sound in Silence "The First Time You Opened Your Eyes". At this point the still unnamed protagonist has awaken from his coma to be told by the only named character Elas of the dystopian nature of current society…
‘Time passes. Life happens. People arrive and people leave. Songs celebrate, songs grieve, look at yesterday and smile towards tomorrow; and everywhere, ghosts.
One evening, when I was enjoying my favourite red wine, I decided to pour an extra glass for people and times past. Soon it became a tradition, the name of a song and then an album: One for the Ghost.’