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Play It Again Sam

Ghostpoet ‎– I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep

$45.00

Play It Again Sam

Ghostpoet ‎– I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep

$45.00

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That the ominous anxieties of Ghostpoet’s ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’ would so accurately mirror the UK’s current reality will come as no surprise to him. Obaro Ejimiwe’s fifth studio album presents a dark critique of modern society and its treatment of others, poking at the contradictions between our freedoms, our choices of how to use them, and our impact. As these freedoms are revoked across the board, never has this message been clearer.

The dense, claustrophobic tones conjure a dystopian nightmare. Across the ten tracks, Obaro plays with the surreal and the concrete, from the unanswered hello of ‘Black Dog Got Silver Eyes’ to the comparably theatrical call and response of ‘This Trainwreck Of A Life’ - one that perfectly captures the smoky excess of film noir. The birdsong that opens ‘When Mouths Collide’ is brilliantly eerie, seemingly the calls of the only survivors of this musical apocalypse.

It’s a vast leap from the already unclassifiable sounds Ghostpoet has created. The prominence of the guitar is replaced by a cacophony of chilling experimentation, as sprawling as it is minimalist. His vocals themselves are at times reverted to whispers, his rhythmic delivery building on the menacing atmosphere. When joined by the likes of Art School Girlfriend or Skinny Girl Diet’s Delilah Holliday, the juxtaposition between his gravelly delivery and their delicacy is perfect. – DIY Mag

Label: Play It Again Sam [PIAS] ‎– PIASR1135LPX

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: Europe

Released: 01 May 2020

Genre: Electronic

Style: Abstract