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Saturday, 6 November 2010

Hauntological House Band



If hauntological had a house band, Fairfield Parlour (formerly Kaleidoscope) might well be it. If hauntological had a soundtrack, this song would make a worthy addition. 'Aries', taken from the 1970 album From Home To Home.

3 comments:

  1. It's great to see people thinking about music that feels 'hauntological', as apposed to music that has been made to feel 'hauntological'. Fairfield Parlour are not bad at all. Too up-beat though, I think. As far as a hauntological soundtrack goes, I would favour His Name Is Alive. Check out my 2 previous posts. Maybe some further thought could be given to 'hauntological' music/songs. Not library music, etc, but something "special".

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  2. Not a band I've come across before. Thanks for the tip.

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  3. I agree about HNIA moonplague, maybe particularly their first 4AD release 'Livonia' with its abstract tracks about ghosts and haunting -- 'How Ghosts Affect Relationships' and 'Caroline's Supposed Demon'.

    Maybe straying over the boundary from haunted tech into geekiness here but I like the idea that the lyric 'I've been to you -- anonymously' has gone from describing powers particular to ghosts at the start of the 90s to have a technological aspect, as when visiting the websites of former friends.

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