The Spookfish: “Childhood Ghost Hallucination”
The Spookfish swims out of the lo-fi depths of low key home-recording simplicity. His collection of compositions titled Tree is a largely instrumental work of hissing keyboards, lo-tech beats, and boiled down Fahey dreaming acoustic guitar lines. The music washes over us with ease and is cartoon cute in vibe and execution. “Childhood Ghost Hallucination” is a piece of music written for use in a film made by a friend of the composer. We can hear the bopping synth melodies and relaxed electronic drum pattern scoring a ghost flying around a child’s room, coming out from under the bed, but more a Casper than a demon soul sucker. “Childhood Ghost Hallucination” is not a menacing piece of music and the breezy pacing of it’s homemade groove reflects the overall mood of this short album by The Spookfish. Lovely and intimate, this set of songs is an Autumn evening of pumpkin beer and chit-chat amongst longtime friends.
Tree is now available on Bandcamp
Written by Jeff Daily