Dan Friel is one quarter of Brooklyn noisemakers Parts & Labor so (really) none of this should be surprising. His latest solo album Ghost Town is comprised of high-pitched bursts of cacophonous white noise, droning synths, and squelching Casio tones. The broken & fractured electronics howl in all their head-spinning pixelated glory all while masquerading as some sort of warped (but melodious) sort of electro-pop. In reality or perhaps only in my imagination Ghost Town could be (with all its title nods to buzzards, deserts, horses, and cowboys) a newfangled and devilishly mutated sort of “Rodeo” for the robot apocalypse. A terminator’s Texas minuet if you will. Whatever you want to call it, Ghost Town might make your ears bleed but will certainly make your heart sing.
MP3 | Dan Friel – Ghost Town (pt. 1) Ghost Town