Black Ice

by Brother/Ghost

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G M Slater
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G M Slater Brilliant slowcore/post-rock/doom/melancholia with vague hints of Have A Nice Life, Planning For Burial, etc... Although the tracks are excellent on their own, this album is at its BEST when listened to as a single entity from start to finish...
Jamison Barsotti
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Jamison Barsotti Equal parts Appleseed Cast (Low Level Owl era) and early Kayo Dot. Black Ice hits the sweet spot because after the intensity of Waal, Brother/Ghost let things simmer in a soothing melodic post-rock stew, adding just enough unsettling spices until Baby Sharks Pt. 2 erupts back into the chaos that was promised earlier. I heard rumors of a new album in 2012 that never happened. Hopefully it will see light in 2013. Favorite track: Waal.
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Recorded sporadically from October 2008 to July 2009, by Sterling Dowdy and Jasper den Hartigh at Stinson Sound Studios.

Self Released in 2009 and reissued in 2010 by Shelsmusic.


released July 21, 2009

Jasper den Hartigh - vocals/guitar
Sterling Dowdy - guitar/keys/glock/vocals
Colby James - bass/vocals
Austin Matherne - drums

Bass on "Touch Something and Say Dead" by Michael Delaney
Tambourine on "Baby Sharks Pt. 2" by Brandon Newton

Vocals on "Black Ice" and "Black Ice Reprise" by the Hancock St. Choir



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Track Name: Black Ice
We've been drinking the water you've been poisoning. We drank ourselves half to death but now we're listening.
Track Name: Waal
i felt around, but it disappeared with the light. I know that since your brother got in that wreck, his breath on your neck and forgiveness in your will never leave you. i'll never leave you.
Track Name: Touch Something and Say Dead
i've been living in the last split second of my life for the past two decades. ik werd wakker, in de auto. en ik stond recht op uit mezelf. ik werd wakker, in de auto. en ik vloog uit het raam. and there's so much room left in you, let me curl up and lie in your chest.
Track Name: Baby Sharks Pt. One
and when you wake up, i'll be drinking from your neck. i'm singing your sleep song, i'm breathing from your mouth. i'll hold you in my lungs, until your ghost becomes part of mine. and you'll never escape me.
Track Name: Baby Sharks Pt. Two
I found you under a rock in the woods perfectly pressed to the ground. Like the leaves in little sister's book.
Track Name: Black Ice Reprise
We've been drinking the water you've been poisoning. We drank ourselves half to death, but now we're listening.