Ohmme – Fantasize Your Ghost (album review)

by Woody on July 10, 2020

Photo Credit: Ash Dye

I have listened to Fantasize Your Ghost countless times since I got a hold of it. The word that always pops into my mind is filthy. Sima Cunningham and Macie Steware are classically trained but refuse to be hemmed in by any construct. They are relentlessly ambitious in their music but it always comes across as human and authentic.

I dug their debut, Parts, but this is a lovely leap forward. It’s almost as if that after a year of touring around playing Parts; they were like, “Fuck, we’re pretty good at this music stuff. Let’s kick it up notch.” The second track, Selling Candy, is just stupid good. They laid this art-pop tune on top of a scuzzy blues garage tune. They guitars are riffs you’ve probably heard a million times before but they just turn the whole thing on its end. Simply brilliant stuff. 3 2 4 3 builds of an entrancing Cosmic Americana riff that reminds me of Steve Gunn. The second half sees the tune slowly lose its shit, almost as if you’ve fallen into a hole that goes on forever.

I love the music these ladies make. Their talent, imagination and execution knows no boundaries.

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John Don July 12, 2020 at 10:09 am

Been listening to this a ton – killer record.

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