Ghostland Observatory plays at The Signal Friday, April 20. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 in advance or $28 the day of the show, plus applicable fees, and are available at Songbirds Guitar Museum and Online at thesignaltn.com or by phone at 877-4FLY-TIX. Tickets for this event go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Review for 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.”