"Rock-poet-minstrel Max Davies makes searing soaring resonant relevant sense in this driving new album, Ghosts Hang Low. It's a synchronized sensory achievement. Indeed "forget your pieces of silver", and let's return to the "wild, the "shore". A powerful dirge/ paean for the times."
- Anne Waldman
Lyrically inspired by early 60’s protest songs and early punk rock, Ghosts Hang Low aims to help re-inject a sense of social awareness and commentary into 21-Century music. Addressing such issues as unity, pollution, art, technology, corruption, disenchantment, creativity, mystery, selling out, materialism, inspiration and love; Ghosts Hang Low is an attempt to examine these topics through Rock & Roll.
Ghosts Hang Low features “deep, rich lyrics” and”gorgeous tones” and scintillates with dynamic feeling; exploring quiet acoustic contemplations and raw, gritty electric guitar, the album resonates with emotion and vibe. It was recorded in a hybrid fashion and produced in tandem by Max Davies and Kwest. A sort of “old-school” meets modern digital technology production style was employed. Wherein vocals, acoustic guitar and drums were all tracked live and then some overdubs were added. The music harkens back to a style of production that is becoming less of the norm in the ultra-loud, zero-decibel world of today. Ultimately, these songs were built to say something (not only lyrically, but sonically) about where things were, where they are, and where they are going.
released January 6, 2015
Produced By Max Davies and Kwest
Engineered/ Mixed by Kwest and Max Davies
Recorded @ Trevarton Ranch Studios, Spring 2014
Overdubs @ The Stuart's and Bas Couture Bunker, Boulder Colorado
Tape transfer by Vinoth Vasanthakumar @ Powerplay Studios, Switzerland
All songs written by Maximilian G. Davies, except Ghosts Hang Low
written by Maximilian G. Davies and Clay Rose
Artwerk by: Kwest
Max Davies: vocals, guitars, synths, bass, rhodes, piano, percussion
Toni Oswald: bass, drums, noise guitar, toy piano, percussion
Jonas Leuenberger: drums, synths, percussion
Donnie Mortimer: background vocals, spiritual guidance
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