The ghosts, the ghosts… The things you cannot leave behind, the things that remain. Oftentimes it is only thoughts – indeed ghosts – that remind you of what once was. Through detailed compositions, enthusiastic melodies and, last but not least, dimensions of sound that are as complex as they are experimental Frequency Drift create enthralling Cinematic Music on their new album “Letters to Maro”. In the minds of listeners, the music creates fascinating sequences of images about loss, forgetting and healing all by means of the mere energy of the sounds.
“Letters to Maro” will be released April 13th via Gentle Art of Music. The album is available for pre-order here. The video for the single “Electricity” is available for viewing below.
In order to continue the practice of creating a very unique sound for every album the band has deepened its intense use of tight arrangements and unconventional instruments: once again the electronic harp is at the center of the compositions, in particular. That way the group leaves the heavy guitar sound of Last behind and displays a much more transparent and electronic approach on “Letters to Maro.” That is how the songs receive the room to breathe they need, so they can unfold their inherent melancholy and lightness with highly-precise clarity. Frequency Drift has never been rhythmically more versatile, never have the songs contained more energy or heart.
The ghosts, you just cannot shake them off. Isn’t that glorious!
01) Dear Maro
09) Sleep Paralysis
10) Who’s Master
11) Ghosts When It Rains
Irini Alexia, vocals
Andreas Hack, keys, synthesizers, guitar, bass, mandolin
Nerissa Schwarz, electric harp, mellotron, synthesizers
Wolfgang Ostermann, drums, wavedrum
Michael Bauer, guitar (1&10)
Marco Geipel, live bass