Holy Ghost! are a duo from New York, comprised of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser, who create funky, synth-heavy dance music.Dynamicsis the follow up album to their self-titled debut released in 2011.
This record is a slight departure from their original sound, seemingly drawing more inspiration from disco and pop, with an overall bright and mellow sound. Their debut album, in comparison, is definitely darker and slightly more frantic.
How do you follow up the success of a hit album, an ARIA and a Grammy nomination? That was the question hanging over Melbourne electro-pop quartet Cut Copy throughout the creation of their fourth albumFree Your Mind.
And their answer appears to be technology.
In September, the band made the full version of the five-minute title track available on billboards at six specific locations around the world. When standing near said billboard, people could open an app on their smartphone, which would allow them to stream the track.
Even if you missed out on getting the song “Free Your Mind” on your phone (only one of the billboards was in Australia), you’re still in for an electronics-laced experience when you hear it. The piano melody, accompanied by a dreamy synth line, is irresistibly upbeat, reminiscent of Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You”, and like most of the album’s tracks is oriented to the nightlife scene of dance clubs and lounges.