I often find myself applying open hand to knee percussion and whistled melodic spines to the sounds of the world around me, whether they be the click of a turn signal at a red light, the echos of my footsteps in an empty corridor or the electronic emissions of hospital equipment. I have to think that in any sort of situation, be it dire, monotonous or apocalyptic I might make these sub-minute long songs to keep me calm.
So when “Ghosts” opens with the sound of traveling water and what reminds me of a subway car with its door jammed open and an associated warning tone on loop, I subconsciously paired those two sounds with a situation and came up with something fairly ominous.
Andrei Eremin is a young producer out of Australia who’s mastered and mixed a healthy range of artists. Now, with “Ghosts”, he’s paired with Mark Zito (known as Fractures) to release his first solo track. Over those two initial elements Eremin doses the track with thick colours and grand movements that recall Moby’s “God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters”. Mark Zito does well to entwine brow-raised vocals that fuse with Eremin’s eerie sonic implementations. At times “Ghosts” thumps, snags, drips and projects but it always moves the listeners to introspective and calm places.
“Ghosts” is available now through Andrei Eremin’s bandcamp via these red words.