Home > Electronic > Narrows
Narrows by Warm Ghost

Warm Ghost


Release Date: Sep 27, 2011

Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Punk/New Wave, Experimental Ambient, Synth Pop

Record label: Partisan


Music Critic Score

How the Music Critic Score works

Available Now

Buy Narrows from Amazon

Album Review: Narrows by Warm Ghost

Great, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

It’s strange when it happens, but it’s always kind of comforting when a band’s name kind of perfectly describes their sound. Such is the case for electronic duo Warm Ghost on their full-length debut, Narrows. Layered with warm, fuzzy-around-the-edges beats and haunting, echoing synthesizers, the album envelopes the listener in its autumnal sound like a thick sweater, acting as both a source of heat and a constant reminder that just outside of its borders lies a cold, unforgiving world.

Full Review >>

PopMatters - 80
Based on rating 8/10

The artwork from which Warm Ghost take their name is highly indicative of the music that they make. The piece, Katharina Fritsch’s Geist und Blutlache, is both deeply unsettling and haunting simultaneously. Whether one’s theory of art rests on subjective interpretation or objective form, it seems difficult to deny the unnerving scene set in the work.

Full Review >>

Tiny Mix Tapes - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Had I started a band a few years ago, with the benefit of hindsight Wolf Ghost (or Ghost Bear, or some variation on the above) would have been the perfect name (using ‘perfect’ in the sense of most appropriate, rather than ideal). In his latest book, Simon Reynolds argues that the plethora of bands with ‘memory’ or ‘cassette’ in their moniker (Memory Cassettes, snake eyes!) is telling us something about the deadening ‘retromania’ that grips popular culture today (and, as many have noted by now, in doing so he revives the model of the original good ol’ days — when music was original). But some might see ‘The Deadening’ more in the light of revenance and reverence.

Full Review >>


is available now

Click Here