'There's a ghost in my house. The ghost of your memory...'
Emily Rodger's recent album I Will Be Gone, which came out on Shimmy-Disc, and was produced by Kramer, is in every sense a late night, turn off the lights and grab the ouija board affair. Rodger's full and spectral voice backed by a chamber piece orchestral backing. Not exactly scary, but certainly highly atmospheric.
In many ways this comes across as a companion piece to Kirstin Hirsh's classy 1994 Hips & Makers. Rodgers might well be Hirsh's slightly less spooked and spooky cousin but she very much finds herself in the same predicament. In the middle of the night with the lights off.
All of this is put across highly tastefully. Every song is artfully structured and produced with eerie certainty. Sounding like a set of songs that will improve with every listen.
With the highly anticipated, (at least by me), new Mega Bog due tomorrow, this makes for a highly tasty entre. I Will Be Gone is state of the art hammer horror.