Above: Performance photo of Ghostland Observatory: Thomas Ross Turner and Aaron Behrens
Goldenvoice presents Ghostland Observatory
Friday, November 5, 2010 at 8 p.m.
4th & B
Tickets available at the 4th&B Box Office, through Ticketmaster outlets, or order by phone (619) 231-4343.
About Ghostland Observatory:
Ghostland Observatory’s entire approach to music – sonically, aesthetically, conceptually – is essentially a melding of the two distinctly different personalities of its two members, Thomas Ross Turner and Aaron Behrens. Whereas Turner, the producer/drummer/keyboardist of the duo, finds solace in the minimal, bleak cable-patch squawks of Karlheinz Stockhausen and the analog-disco-thump of Giorgio Moroder, Behrens’ interests lie more along the lines of psychedelia, rock and various country and blues artists.
The result is a shimmering, pulsing pop music that is at once kinetically alive with Behrens’ striking vocals and driving guitar work but also anchored firmly by Turner’s percussive beats and Moog-generated melodies and hooks. Common descriptions include “electro-dance rock,” “synth-funk” and “Freddie Mercury-helms-Daft Punk.”