No Stranger Feeling is a music blog curated and edited by Tim, who currently resides in the greater San Francisco area. Formerly known as Samhain Sounds, the purpose of this site is to highlight notable independent music releases with a loose focus on experimental, psychedelic, and impressive D.I.Y. pop sounds.
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In case you haven’t heard, Ghibli is the latest musical project of Edmonton’s electronic wiz-kid Thomas Michael, who previously recorded under the moniker Jaded Hipster Choir. His new album Pythia is currently available for download on bandcamp, and will also be available on cassette soon through Wonder Beard Tapes.
Ironically, his new project sounds like more of a “choir” than ever, at least during tracks such as “Suicide” and “Bring Weed to the Cabin” which sample angelic choir vocals in conjunction with killer club beats. While raved-out classical compositions are a dominant theme on Pythia, the samples are not restricted to classical music. Ghibli also samples American soul, oriental pop, and even field recordings of fireworks and birds on his tracks, juicing them up with his own unique style. The result is fresh and exciting, spanning a range of emotions while ultimately instilling a sense of joy and wonder.
Now that summer is basically in full swing, it’s time to get on your favorite level and dive into Pythia if you haven’t already done so.