Ghost Colored Halo is the 10th lovesliescrushing release. Somewhere between My Bloody Valentine and ambient music, the duo of Scott Cortez and Melissa Arpin-Duimstra has been crafting lo-fi dreamscapes since the fall of 1991. For over two decades, they have been sculpting sound designs from an array of vintage stompboxes, guitars, voices and analog 4 track tape machines. Scott and Melissa have not recorded ‘together’ in over a decade and Ghost Colored Halo marks their return to music making. What makes this sonic document unique is that it is recorded in one long take at Melissa’s home. The tracks were done live, no overdubs, straight to analog tape. This is the first time they have worked in this way and it was Melissa’s suggestion that they record in this manner, a departure from the usual method of recording music first and then adding vocals hours, days or years later. It was the right choice and will be the template for future work.
Ghost Colored Halo in stores: May 21 2013 | Limited edition of 500
Written by: Darren Revell