The solo recording project for Richard Wilson (Racingpaperairplanes), Ghost Sessions has a ghost-like quality to it. Think experimental touches given to folk music. There’s a sense of breaking apart quiet, folky, singer/songwriter material and offering a kind of stripped-down approach. But then there’s added back a kind of experimental, ambient texture that gives the songs their unique flow.
“Marigold to Your Soul” is the only track on the band’s page available for download, and it leads off a 3-inch CD single currently available. It begins with soft chimes and gently strummed acoustic guitar, and it ends with nicely mixed samples of conversation. In between, the song takes a gentle, folk-based approach. There’s unique effects given to the vocals, and they mix in nicely with the instrumentation. There’s also some creative keyboard or guitar effects, adding a kind of atmosphere subtly in the background. And the addition of banjo near the song’s end is a nice touch.
There seems to be a slew of artists featured this week on DOA that are breaking up folk music and adding their unique spin (see Black Moth Super Rainbow and Autumn in Halifax). Ghost Sessions offers a quiet, serene, and gently sweet approach.