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Alt-Melodies Vol. 5

Released: March 2016 Cover art: Áďa Vychopňová

Featuring the considerable talents of: Loop Line / Pony / Supermoon / Kristoff Waltz / Planetario / Hateflirt / Pens+ / Good Shade / Acid Fast / Burnt Palms

Carefully curated, as always. Stream, download, enjoy, share, and support those involved. Many thanks to all.

Download via Bandcamp (free) or via Noisetrade (free)

Words & Links

Each track included on this compilation has been selected as a representation of the record it was originally recorded for: a record that, in all cases, A Lonely Ghost Burning loves and believes deserving of more attention. Below are some short write-ups of these records, not intended as review material, but simply as an attempt to communicate one person's experience with them. Words: Jamie Downes

Loop Line

Wakes Self Released (January 2016)
'Creatively melodic… … and structurally varied, Wakes offers a gloriously carefree selection of potential theme tunes for an imaginary good-natured, high-spirited sitcom.' Stream / purchase on Bandcamp (NYP)

Pony

Crushed Self Released (June 2015)
'Irresistibly catchy... …, the debut from Pony enamours with its honest yearnings and determinedly sunny vibrations. Stream / purchase on Bandcamp (NYP)

Supermoon

Comet Lovejoy Alarum Records (June 2015)
'Casual and clever... …, Comet Lovejoy effortlessly acquires attention with its breezy, optimistic melodies, playful structures and subtle communication of disappointment and uncertainty.' Stream / purchase on Bandcamp (NYP)

Kristoff Waltz

The Innocents Self Released (February 2016)
'Sweet, dreamy and easy to fall for… …, the vintagely cheerful debut from Kristoff Waltz emits the kind of chilled, positive vibes that the world seems so intent on trying to silence.' Stream / purchase on Bandcamp (NYP)

Planetario

EP Self Released (January 2016)
'Very likely to stir feelings of great fondness ... ..., Planetario's lovingly crafted debut is delivered with an endearing benevolence and sincerity that takes one's daydreams to a safer, more hopeful place.' Stream / purchase on Bandcamp (NYP)

Hateflirt

Hateflirt Self Released (June 2015)
'Unerringly hypnotic... …, the trudging debut from Hateflirt is unshakably compelling with its faultless patience and heavy, pre-thunderstorm-esque atmosphere.' Stream / purchase on Bandcamp (NYP)

Pens+

OUR days. Walk Records (December 2015)
'The antidote to a bad mood... … the latest from Pens+ is a wonderful, smile-inducing record of math-y wizardry and infectious excitement.' Stream / purchase digital & CD on Bandcamp

Good Shade

Breakfast Self Released (December 2015)
'A sure-fire boon to energy levels… …, Breakfast is a highly entertaining thrill ride of scathing observations and relentless, blisteringly paced melodies.' Stream / purchase on Bandcamp

Acid Fast

Last Night on Earth Self Released (June 2015)
'Not unfamiliar, but with a clearly appreciable willingness to explore… …, Acid Fast's punk-rock shines with intriguing structures and a consistently well implemented female / male vocal contrast.' Stream / purchase on Bandcamp

Burnt Palms

Back On My Wall We Were Never Being Boring (February 2016)
'Difficult to pin down... …, Back On My Wall fascinates with it's combination of high tempo instrumentation, muggy atmosphere and understatedly charming, almost languorously delivered vocals.' Stream / purchase digital, vinyl & CD on Bandcamp