Ghostland Observatory's entire approach to music- sonically, aesthetically, conceptually- is essentially a melding of the two distinctly different personalities of its two members, Thomas Ross Turner and Aaron Behrens. Whereas Turner, the producer/drummer/keyboardist of the duo, finds solace in the minimal bleak cable-patch squawks of Karlheinz Stockhausen and the analog-disco-thump of Giorgio Moroder, Behrens' interests lie more along the lines of psychedelia, rock and various country and blues artists.
The result is a shimmering, pulsing pop music that is at once kinetically alive with Behrens' striking vocals and driving guitar work but also anchored firmly by Tuner's percussive beats and Moog-generated melodies and hooks. Common descriptions include "electro-dance rock," "synth-funk" and "Freddie Mercury-helms-Daft Punk."
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