Ghostigital, Finnbogi Pétursson & Skúli Sverisson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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Ghostigital, Finnbogi Pétursson & Skúli Sverisson

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Published December 4, 2008

To get things straight right at the beginning, this is not an ordinary Ghostigital album. “Aero” is not even an ordinary album. This time there are no pumping beats, no shouting, no clashing electronica.
The collaboration of the band with Finnbogi Petursson and Skúli Sverisson has led to 5 songs, of which the first lasts more than half an hour, just like the “Sirkus Requiem” they did in memory of the famous club. This time it is flights that Ghostigital and their allies are being inspired by. The result is more a collection of cushy sounds than songs, and best labelled as ambient. No song structures, developments or vocals.
Even if this description sounds a little bland, “Aero” is a very interesting album. The band wants it to be played in planes or in phone waiting loops. Thus, the record provides quasi-functional music: it is meant to be playing in the background and therefore provides less emotional thrills than environmental convenience.
That is why “Aero” runs out of the competition. It is rather a basic commodity, and this is meant in a very positive way.

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