Music Review // Little Ghosts – Carnivore
We love a record that opens with a bang and Little Ghosts’ latest E.P. Carnivore is certainly in that category.
The drone like electronic hooks that open the title track power an electro edged intro track that jumps into your ear like the best openers should do. The strong edge to the lyrics, including the intriguing declaration ‘at 3am I am a ghost’ is a big draw for this writer – and the energy continues throughout the E.P.
The atmospheric production continues into title track Carnivore – and you can feel the telling tension of a classic in the chorus. This kind of music could soundtrack a satanic dungeon gathering, with all the obvious or not trimmings, in its underlying malevolence. Evil guitar equals great love from this writer!
Days, the third track, takes a more melancholic, almost Shoegaze stance, in its production and it’s an effective break from the bass heavy mix. But then we have Steam, with a punk edge to its chorus and a catchy production that rounds off the E.P. perfectly. There is much that could be said about Carnivore as a whole – it’s got a meaty sound, unlikely to soundtrack any regular party and its electro-punk edge with a pleasing sheen is enough to convince you of the merits of Little Ghosts. Definitely one to play very loud – and often!
Reviewed by C.Agent.