Ghost Piano

If you’re after something new and a tad unsettling then you could do worse than have a look at this. Harvey Sharman Dunn had an old upright piano, much loved but knackered. It had to go but before it did he recorded the sound of all the keys (some in tune, some less so). He’s now used those samples, decorated and distorted them, to create an album called Tales From The Ghost Piano which is pretty in places, spooky in others and downright freaked out elsewhere.

It is free/pay what you want from Bandcamp. Get it here.

Harvey has also included a cover of Sparklehorse’s It’s A Wonderful Life, one of the bleakest songs I’ve ever enjoyed.


Sparklehorse ‘King of Nails’

Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse took his own life last weekend. You’ll find tributes in many of the usual places, better informed than this one. I’m no expert, and don’t have much by him, but this song from the It’s A Wonderful Life album is brilliant and bleak.

06 King of Nails.wma