Not the easiest album to listen to in the world, then again most of the time, really great music creeps in your coconsciousness gradually as it will with “Ghost Republic” which, is the first album from Willard Grant Conspiracy since “Paper Covers Stone” in 2009 and the first album of entirely new music since “Pilgrim Road” the year before.
The album was written and recorded in
Curry is the band’s viola player and on this record a viola that takes on many parts, mainly different guises of sorrow. Robert's vocals on the album, at times almost Lou Reed like, are the perfect baritone pitch so, instrument and voice combine to great effect.
The high desert, Robert’s home in
“First there is living in the high desert.
The ghost town of the album is high in the Sierras, a town called Bodie. A closed and, abandoned mining town. The town is the subject of a hallucinatory group of collaborative poems written by a loose confederation of poets for a book conceived and organized by the
Robert Fisher was asked to add a character to the book and long story, short, this resulted in
Ghost Republic will also be available as book, which is being is being published by Ampersand and the film of
17 Oct -
18 Oct -
22 Oct -