Barren Ground

by Ghost Painted Sky

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This is not a new Ghost Painted Sky album, but is rather a collection of a few of David's early, solo, pre-Ghost Painted Sky tracks. These are from back in the days when it was just David, a keyboard, drum machine, bass guitar, effects box, and an old cassette multitrack recorder.
These tracks are cold, dark, stark, and brooding...a kind of incindental soundtrack to winter; with washes of synth pads punctuated by icy, mechanical drum patterns, minimal bass guitar that is by turns as foreboding as storm clouds or as fragile as the January sun, interwoven with sparse, distant, reverb-laden vocals.


released November 16, 2018

All music and lyrics by, recorded, mixed, and mastered by David Strong. Phonoright and copyright © 2001, 2018 David Strong.


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A modern take on the classic goth, darkwave, and post-punk sounds of the 80s and 90s,
Ghost Painted Sky is the intensely introspective project of David Strong (vocals, bass, bass VI, guitar, drums, keyboards, programming), and Lisa Wood (vocals). ... more

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