Einar Örn Vocals
Curver Electronics, Tape Delays, Gadgets
It seems that when Einar Örn (former SUGARCUBES and K.U.K.L. front man)
enlists another artist to work with him, its like collaborating with
the Cubists, or the Dadaists in musical form. His partner in this case, with
the movement named Ghostigital, is Curver. An Icelandic multi-instrumentalist,
Curvers background is as eclectic as the music he dabbles in: a producer,
artist, a remixer (Sigur Ros) , a music teacher. Ghostigitals Les Demoiselles
de Avignon is named In Cod We Trust.
Welcome! Youre really in for a fantastic
For those new to the sonic world of Ghostigital, you should know that there
doesnt seem to be any floor plan to the music, even though there is architecture.
Its best you just relax, release preconception, dont think or analyze
too much. Heres an idea: let us do the analyzing so the thoughts dont
get in the way of your listening experience. Know the music will come to you
the way it wants to; you are not in control.
Often it seems that neither is Einar. His vocal tone evokes the everyday
man hung on an everyday line and pushed to extremes, but extremes
that for the
moment are livable and sometimes amusing. His rap does not spew harsh violence
but the cool cosmically comic fright-journalism of breakfast in workaday
Unmistakably Icelandic, their subjects could have multiple national
codfish for... well, anything and you get the meaning. In 1940s America, fish was
slang for the dollar and there, the joke of the album is easily apparent.
Whether Einar is commenting on what he sees while standing in line at the
men who are fixated on fish or seeing the Northern Lights through a headache,
his songs are still stories of relationships with average living, a lifestyle
that merges the mundane with the sublime.
While the genre-mashing In Cod We Trust pulls the aesthetic
rug out from under a listeners expectations, one should not fear that they are lost in a
pop music sea. Ghostigital fashions an aural forest of industrial, Bel Canto,
Jazz, Rap, 80s New Wave, and Electronic music just not
necessarily in that order or only at one time.
For this album they recruited: Ipecac Recordings label mates Mugison and Dälek in
the USA, as well as Mark
E. Smith, Sensational, KatieJane Garside, Steve
Júníusdóttir and Hrafn Ásgeirsson including
own son Kaktus playing trumpet.
the player and tracklisting.
is released my Honest Jons in the UK. Ipecac in USA and Europe. Smekkleysa in Iceland.
Release date: March 7, 2006