MP3 hope in ghosts - e.p.
Indie rock, post-rock, alternative. Think Mogwai and Tortoise.
4 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Math Rock, ROCK: Instrumental Rock
hope in ghosts is the project of Chicago-based musician Ted Flynn. According to Flynn, "the whole project is sort of loosely based on the idea that in a world where everything is already spoken for, creativity tends to reside in the uncontrolled traces and residues left by otherwise uneventful repetitions." "I suppose that constitutes a hope in ghosts," he continues, "but if I ever say anything that pretentious again, please hit me."
Flynn has been playing music for quite some time. Having been a part of the Athens / Atlanta indie pop scene at a very early age (Drum and Wire), he moved to Chicago (The Ursulines), where he fit right in among the massive, swirling walls of guitar noise prevalent there in the mid 90''s. He played the Metro, and figured he could die happy after that. Instead, he moved to Los Angeles.
While his original intention in moving to Los Angeles was to get a graduate degree in English, he soon dropped out in order to focus on making music. hope in ghosts, e.p. is the first product of this focus. Recorded and mixed over the course of three days at producer David Newton''s (Fonda, Timonium, Plastiscene, Aberdeen) Burbank, CA studio, e.p. contains four, mostly instrumental songs that excel in the generation of rich textures and poignant melodies with sparse instrumentation.
The music of hope in ghosts is an intelligent fusion of some of the best elements of jangle pop, shoegazing, and post-rock. Look out for a full-length album soon!