Following the release of their shimmering sophomore LP In Ghost Colours, which has been receiving rave reviews across the board, Cut Copy release ‘Hearts On Fire
Cut Copy are set to return in 2008 with the shimmering timelessness of In Ghost Colours. Haunted with machines of the past and sounds of the future, In Ghost Colours inhabits the kind of space in time where trends are irrelevant and music is about feeling rather than following and 1969 is just as relevant as 2020. At once both jacking and jangly, electronic and organic, Cut Copy have crafted a record filled with glorious sounds and moods and that unashamedly pops with hooks and melodies for eons…
In Ghost Colours traverses genres effortlessly, from already-anthem Hearts On Fire’s epic sax-house to the noisy blissout of So Haunted. For Cut Copy the record was an exercise in drawing parallels between favourites old and new and trying to find a meeting point in between - from the vocodered robo-pop of French house to prog’s soaring harmonies to the texture of shoegaze, In Ghost Colours lands at some sort of trans-galaxial intersection between these disparate planets.
This idea was something that appealed to Tim Goldsworthy, DFA’s inhouse producer, programming guru, synth mogul and eventually “muse” for In Ghost Colours. Goldsworthy was enlisted to get nerdy on the project after a series of conversations with the band, who were admitted DFA fans, and when frontman Dan Whitford found he had found an equal to his obsession with ELO’s Time record. When it was revealed that Goldsworthy had dropped out of school to follow My Bloody Valentine around
The songs that Cut Copy had collected in the period since Bright Like Neon Love arrived in
The progression from Bright Like Neon Love to In Ghost Colours is brazenly apparent from opening track Feel The Love, an acoustic guitar led stomp of a space rock tune, instantly unforgettable and with recognizable Cut Copy glow. Where Bright Like Neon Love was charmingly vague and hazy, In Ghost Colours is directly to the point and efficient in it’s songcraft, with vocals much more apparent and Whitford’s imprint all over every track. The record is sewn together with passages of woozy dreamscapes between the straight up jams.
The Cut Copy legacy continues, In Ghost Colours, set for release on April 28, 2008.
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