Matt Messore, the creative force behind Orlando’s Cathedral Bells, unveils “Give Up The Ghost,” the latest standout track from his solo dream pop project, Midi Memory. This song is a cornerstone reverie, culled from the phantasmagoria of his forthcoming new album, “Far Gone and Out.” Messore, with the ethereal grace of Midi Memory, continues his exploration and expansion into the dreamy, ethereal realms of that sound that blurs the margins of post-punk, shoegaze, and synth-pop. “Give Up The Ghost” exemplifies this new direction, marking a captivating addition to the album and an intriguing evolution in Messore’s artistry.
In this new wistful composition, Messore skillfully employs the warm and rich textures of analogue synthesizers to create an atmosphere that is both resonant and nostalgic. The pulsating drum patterns add rhythmic complexity, blending luminous melodies with shadowy undertones. This contrast creates a captivating duality within the track, balancing starkness and intrigue.
The track opens with a haunting, analogue synth intro reminiscent of OMD’s atmospheric style. This nostalgic tone is further enhanced by minimalist, catchy drum patterns characteristic of contemporaries such as, say, Black Marble, grounding the ethereal synths in a post-punk sensibility. The vocals are echoing and resonant, tinged with melancholy, and the lyrics are introspective and poetic. The production balances clarity with warmth, maintaining a modern sound while paying homage to the early days of the genres it draws from.
Listen to “Give Up The Ghost” below:
Messore’s venture with Midi Memory represents a new chapter in his artistry, one that explores the depths of different genres while maintaining a distinctive, cohesive sound. His approach reflects a fusion of modern electronic music with a nod to classic tones and styles, offering listeners a rich, multi-layered auditory journey.
“Far Gone and Out” is set to be released on January 11, 2024, via Born Losers Records. Be sure to follow Midi Memory’s journey on Spotify, Bandcamp, and Instagram, and immerse yourself in the evolving world of dream pop as envisioned by Matt Messore.
“Far Gone and Out“ will be released on January 11, 2024, via Born Losers Records.
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