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RESIDENTS - The Ghost of Hope

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Psychofon Records PR010
Release Year: 2017
Note: the new studio album is inspired by historical 'train wrecks' and shows THE RESIDENTS working on vintage news articles about the dangers of train travels in the late 19th/early 20th century, at the same time amusing, terrifying, historical, metaphoric.... "Using the familiar elements of music, spoken voice, sound effects and audio textures, The Residents have constructed a highly original series of tone poems quite unlike the music of anyone else - except, of course, The Residents" [Glide Magazine]
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Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the eras elegant language, the group then contrasted that eloquence against the sheer horror of these devastating events, resulting in an album that sounds both startlingly new and curiously nostalgic.

Using the familiar elements of music, spoken voice, sound effects and audio textures, The Residents have constructed a highly original series of tone poems quite unlike the music of anyone else except, of course, The Residents. Glide Magazine

The Ghost Of Hope travels sonic terrain that will be familiar to many fans. Billboard.com

Part metaphorand part history lesson, once again the all-seeing eyeball confounds, confuses and amuses. The Irish Times


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