The band play Electronica/Industrial-laced Rock. Think Nine Inch Nails/Mogwai/Ulver and you’re on the right lines.
Other points of reference include the little-known/remembered Electronic Rock band Vitro, who released an excellent album named Distort in 1999 of a similar style, as well as the fantastic experimental Paradise Lost album Host.
This is surprisingly complex music that weaves elaborate soundscapes around itself like a cloak of static and charged beats.
Atmosphere and tone are an important part of the We Have A Ghost sound, as well as fostering a futuristic sense of mystery.
A feeling of foreboding is hidden throughout this album. Sometimes it’s hidden underneath energetic sections and other times it’s right out there in the open.
This reminds me of the build-and-release style of Post-Rock/Metal if it had been given an Electronic/Industrial overhaul and the build/release sections were chopped up, warped and separately focused down into shorter songs.
Varied and expansive, this is a great listen, especially if you’re in the mood for something a bit different. The entire thing plays out like some form of soundtrack and the album is suitably cinematic in scope in this regard.
A slow builder that impresses on first listen but nonetheless really shows its charms after repeated spins; this album is a keeper.
Check this out – highly recommended.