The upcoming collection shows the Ann Arbor imprint's ambient side.
Though their exact meaning has never been made clear, Ghostly often use the letters SMM to denote the more experimental end of their palette, which is exactly what they've done here. Context runs the gamut from drone to ambient to contemporary classical, all the while keeping up a very cinematic feel. Aside from Rafael Anton Irisarri, better known as The Sight Below, the release steers clear of the Ann Arbor imprint's usual suspects. Instead, it focuses on avant-garde acts like Jacaszek, a Polish eletro-acoustic artist who takes inspiration from the architecture of monasteries, and Svarte Greiner, a Norwegian producer whose last album told the story of a Baroque painter and his telepathic friendship with a flightless bird. SMM: Context will be available on double-vinyl as well as digitally and on CD.
01. Goldmund - Motion
02. Leyland Kirby - Polaroid
03. Svarte Greiner - Halves
04. Christina Vantzou - 11 Generations Of My Fathers
05. Jacaszek - Elegia
06. The Fun Years - Cornelia Amygdaloid
07. Manual - Three Parts
08. Aidan Baker - Substantiated
09. Rafael Anton Irisarri - Moments Descend On My Windowpane
10. Kyle Bobby Dunn - Runge's Last Stand
11. Peter Broderick - Pause
Ghostly International will release SMM: Context on March 1st, 2010.