The release of Ghostpoet’s newest LP Some Say I So Say Light, to be released in the US on September 24th via Play It Again Sam/[PIAS] America. Industrial beats, sonorous piano lines and hyper-detailed ornamentation provide a backdrop for Obaro Ejimiwe, AKA Ghostpoet, an artist who sounds ever more like a man old before his time, whether intoning words so laconically it’s virtually spoken word or croaking out sung melodies.
Praising everything from psychedelic rock band Gentle Giant to Beth Gibbons’ bleak folk album with Rustin Man via John Coltrane to Serge Gainsbourg, it’s clear Ghostpoet gravitates towards one-of-a-kind auteurs as he pushes it all, mixing the abstract and the concrete with uncanny skill.

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