From its distinctly somber opening, "as if by ghosts" haunts
the listener with echoes of time lost. Its 10 tracks effectively
create the sunshine-through-a-million-clouds atmosphere
that the trio has honed over their 4 year existence. Like an epic
journey through a sleeping graveyard, "as if by ghosts" is a
grey, but pastoral scene. Drums are the melody, guitars are the
ghosts, and imagery is the feeling that drives dreamend's newest.
The forty five minute trip flows with the grace of a 23 year-old
growing a sepiatone beard.
The magic of this collection of songs lies in the
weathering of what was.
To conjure the spirits of discarded memories, each album
is packaged with an authentic, completely unique photograph
from the early 1900s, squared off by a simplistic, lunch-bag frame.
The selfdom of each exclusive cover, paired with the apathetic
stills of moth-eaten American life, best suits the album's integrity. "as
if by ghosts" feels like a beautifully focused record on such seemingly
unfocused themes as those.
Ryan says he is 23, but i know he's either 25 or 22.
-tom (black moth super rainbow)