PSY084 Geisha - Futher / Closer
ONE OF DUBLIN’S FINEST AMBIENT / ELECTRONIC ACTS RELEASES
‘FURTHER / CLOSER’
* LIMITED TO 100 CDR W/ 6 PAGE BOOKLET IN A EJECTOR CASE *
Dublin-based electronic act Geisha are to release their debut album on Psychonavigation Records this autumn. “Further / Closer” will be available as a limited edition CD, and is available from iTunes and other good digital stores from 28th October.
Geisha is Robert Crosbie, best known for his work with Dublin indie act The Riot Tapes. Robert formed Geisha in 2007 and signed with Dublin label Psychonavigation Records in 2013 to release “Further / Closer”.
The album features ten songs, ranging from the complex beats and stentorian strings of the near-title track “The Further Away We Are, The Closer We Appear”, and “The Eternal Light”, to the gentle ebb and flow of “Mexico”. Along the way, there are disjointed voices, jazzy electric piano, deep bass frequencies, analogue synths, bells, and heavenly choirs. The album takes the listener on a journey, ‘further’ from where they started out, yet remaining ‘closer’ to a human sound, as all of the tracks feature guitar, piano, and other live instrumentation.
Most of the tracks establish a theme before veering off into uncharted territory. The concept of travel is evident in tracks like the jazz-fusion influenced “Outbound Travel Sequence” and the cosmic “According To The Map We’re Right Here”, before slipping into the deep ambience of “Slowly The Universe”. “H20” features an intriguing septuagenarian vocal sample, and “Beteu” has a classically based piano figure augmented by heartbeats, backwards guitars, skittering percussion, and harps. “I Thought If I Continued This Way I Wouldn’t Be Able to Stop” arrives fully formed, but eventually gives way to an ambient wash, with football crowd noises and a robotic spoken word section.
The album will appeal to lovers of both downtempo electronica and experimental music; as for influences, Robert says “Susumu Yokota, The Orb, Seefeel, The Beatles, Boards of Canada, Air, Miles Davis, Stockhausen, Brian Eno and King Crimson are all artists who’ve influenced me, and my wish was to mix together everything I loved about them, to come up with something unique, that hasn’t really been done before. It’s making electronic music organically.”
The sound of Geisha is truly an original one.
Stream Soundclips here : https://soundcloud.com/psychonavigation/geisha-further-closer-album
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