The Ghost Ease


      Created in 2010 by vocalist/guitarist Jem Marie as a solo project, The Ghost Ease evolved into a three-piece with the addition of drummer Nsayi Matingou in 2012 and bassist Laurence Vidal in 2014.
      The Ghost Ease’s woozy and vivid self-titled debut was released on Talking Helps in 2013 before the Portland and Seattle-based trio partnered with Cabin Games for the powerful/seething Quit Yer Job EP  and Steve Fisk-recorded full-length—aptly titled RAW (KLP260).
       
      RAW is simultaneously heavy and ethereal like an amethyst raincloud.The 10 tracks ebb and flow from softened layers of melody to frenetic shreds of distortion. Matingou’s drumming moves nimbly while Vidal’s bass ensures the album’s swirling moments crash comfortably into the angular grunge freakouts.The dreamy intensity of Marie’s guitar sounds are neatly woven around her voice. Her lilting cadence casts the album’s moodslike spells. From the tuneful crusher “PJM” to the swelling of “Gemini Rise” and the majestic piano of “Bye, Love”, RAW
      embodies its name.

       

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