CD Idol Omen * (CD 6240427),
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Idol Omen *

  • 1. Time Saving Trick
    2. Mechanical Life
    3. Divisions
    4. Same, The
    5. Like a Diamond
    6. Violence
    7. What I've Seen
    8. Ending
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CD 54604 W

  • Credits
    ProducerTyler Wood
    EngineerTyler Wood

    Personnel: Eliot Krimsky (vocals, keyboards); Pyeng Threadgill (vocals, background vocals); Joan Wasser (violin); Mike Gamble (cello, tuba); Justin Wood (flute, wooden flute); Josh Sinton (bass clarinet); Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon); Jeremy Udden (alto saxophone); Tyler Wood (trumpet, Wurlitzer organ, Moog synthesizer, snare drum, box, shaker, triangle, pans, bells, tuning forks); Mike Johnson , Mike Johnson (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Tyler Wood.
    Recording information: 2-od Studio, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn; Presque Isle United Church Of Christ, Presque Isle, ME.
    Photographer: Eliot Krimsky.
    Arranger: Tyler Wood.
    If it weren't for the unassuming, little-boy-lost quality in Eliot Krimsky's singing, it would be tempting to call "Idol Omen" art rock. Certainly there's a touch of mid-'70s Eno in Brooklyn-based duo Glass Ghost's debut at times, but things never boil over to the melodramatic level of Destroyer's Bowie-gone-indie-rock approach. Singer/keyboardist Krimsky and drummer Mike Johnson played together in a couple of bands, including Flying, before splintering off into the duo format, and the seamlessness with which their parts interlock suggests a tall stack of shared sonic experiences. Maybe that's what enables them to slip so suddenly and subtly from one tempo, dynamic, or meter to another as they seem to do at will, on songs whose inner logic seems to owe more to whatever's floating around Krimsky's head at any given moment than to anything you could tie down to a genre tag. At the same time, IDOL OMEN is consistently accessible throughout. Flashes of R&B and even hip-hop pop up in the grooves, and there's a distinct post-Postal Service synth pop feel to some of the tunes.

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