Album: Ghost of New York
Author: Willsk
Publication: Leicester Bangs (source)
Date: 02/01/2010

“Ghost of New York” was released on 10/10 and is Frank Rothkamm’s first installment of a 3CD plus 1DVD Tetralogy.

The next installments, “Zahra Fugues”, “Birth of Primary Cinema from the Spirit of Sound” and “Amerika” are released on 11/11, 12/12 and 01/01 respectively and what with “Ghost of New York” being 33 minutes and 33 seconds and being limited to 333 copies gives indication of an obsessive attention to detail.

Most probably composed with the sequences of numeric patterns as a score “Ghost” reveals a futuristic gamut of surreal synthetics.

Through parts “I. Ectoplasm Rejects” to “V. Lullaby” it bubbles with sci-fi blurbs, modulations and spluttered robotics and is often interrupted by caustic waves of space junk. “II. Self Levitation Science” sounds like a cathode-ray oscilloscope asking a wavering Theremin to dance.

Ghosts would imply presence of something passed yet the “Ghost of New York” is only just born.

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