You can find this album here: makunouchibento.bandcamp.com/album/ghostophonia
When the Sun Falls Silent, the first pack of ghosts start painting the walls bright red.
Their lips clatter repeatedly, summoning Winds Veiled in Darkness.
Skeleton horses and old rusted carriages slowly carry their families to the Underwater Cemetery.
Heavy chains Break from the Cellars, crawling on their bellies across the scorched grass.
Merry Scythe-Wielding Crones collect mandrake by the new moon's light.
Boats made of pork ribs and lard Slop Wretched after completing their task.
The bride's uncle creaks his bones to the Rhythm of the Noose.
Soldiers with golden buttons for eyes glean their Lost Youth from the TV.
Any Hidden Beholder would transform into a hollow tree when spotted.
Ghosts of the Fallen Hunters feed the ghosts of their pray with table scraps.
If they can hear us now, it will be Our Turn to Hear Them.
The violin player launches into a joyful song, his Fingers Gliding over the diners.
All return to the deafening train Descending to the Center of Earth.
Ghostophonia is a concept album loosely based on the folklore music from the region of Banat, Romania, collected and recorded by Bela Bartók on phonograph cylinders, roughly a century ago.
Retracing Bartók: Ghostophonia live demo:
Recorded in Timișoara, 2019.06.01 / an event by Jazz Updates and Timișoara 2021, curated by Lucian Ban and Jazz Updates.
released February 13, 2020
All tracks written, produced, mixed and mastered by Ioan Titu (Silent Strike), Felix Petrescu and Valentin Toma (Makunouchi Bento)