Sorry, I'm in the mood for alliteration.
Skitzo Calypso may be a name new to you, but they've been around since 1996. Originally created as a solo project for singer/guitarist, Brad Cox (check out his new solo project We Love The Underground), it eventually morphed into a concerted group effort. Ghosts is the most recent product of this effort, audibly built by Cox, lead guitarist Bryan Holmes, drummer Gary Holmes, and bassist Zeke Johnson. While not very lengthy, one shouldn't be hasty to judge this EP as falling short. The five tracks here tease us with the future of the band, providing a small window in which to view the road they hope to take.
"We live in a dead world!"
An EP is normally a prelude to a new full-length record. As Ghosts was released in January of 2012, my question becomes, “Where is the album?” The EP is a great, little taste of things to come, but one feels like Skitzo Calypso should have capitalized on the momentum by recording and releasing something else by now. At the time of the release, they even included three free downloads available from their website. Why were these tracks – all of which are great – not included on Ghosts as well? Perhaps I'll have a chance to ask them in the future, as I already attended one show of theirs and expect to attend another when I get the opportunity. Until then, I have this small offering to enjoy, as well as seventeen years of past releases to savor. Just don't keep me waiting, eh fellas?
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