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Ghost Embrace

Denver, Colorado, United States | INDIE

Denver, Colorado, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

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Mar
31
Ghost Embrace @ The Toad Tavern

Englewood, Colorado, USA

Englewood, Colorado, USA

Feb
03
Ghost Embrace @ Andolini's Sports Bar & Grill

Golden, Colorado, USA

Golden, Colorado, USA

Jan
28
Ghost Embrace @ Bruno's Saloon

Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver, Colorado, USA

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"‘Prisoner Of Pretty Lies’ jumps out and grabs your attention right away with a technical skill that is very exotic."
- Keith Pro, Indie Band Guru (May 29, 2013) - Indie Guru


Ghost Embrace’s debut album is an album which deserves a lot of merit for featuring such a wide mix of musical styles, each of the musicians hand-picked for such things. Ghost Embrace was founded by Anne Freeman, owner of HyperThreat Sound.

“Rainbow Pirates”, the first song from this album, is a really wonderful song that has many music styles within it. But in the core it has a driving drum rhythm which keeps the song going, only backed such lovely guitar and bass work. Anne’s vocals soar over the top of it all, accompanied by Madeline and Brett’s vocals as well. I really like this song and it opens the album well.

“What A Surprise” is slow song which leads off with the guitars to start off with, but then everything joins in soon after, with the vocalists all sounding off spectacular fashion. It has some fantastic drumming, and a lot of intricate guitar work.

“Hand in Hand” starts off with a guitar, bass and ride cymbal intro. As the song opens up, it has a very driving with the often slight break, then a half-time bridge which leads into the chorus. Another fantastic song.

“Prisoner of Pretty Lies”, the fourth track and my favourite, starts off with a quick intro and then the song quickly enters, a groovy little number with a lot of intricate guitar and bass work, whilst the vocalists intertwine with each other and harmonize.

“You Don’t Know” is the softest song on this album, gentle melodies in the verse with a soft guitar but then opens up for the chorus. Fantastic drumming on this song, with everything else making it better.

“Mr. Terrific” starts off with a fantastic and fast drum beat, but then slows down for the chorus. It bounces along at its own pace, the melodies intertwining and the music really amazing.

“Emptiness”, the eighth and final song on this album, starts off with an instrumental intro before leading into the verse. Anne’s vocals really shine on this song as she is not able to sing, but her vocals can soar as well. The music, is as to expected by now, rather delightful.

Overall, considering that this is only a debut album where most of the musicians were selected for their playing ability, it’s actually really good. I really like how there’s an obvious rule of “quality over quantity” here, and with eight tracks for any musical fan to get their teeth into, I shall look forward to more from this band.

RATING: 4 / 5.

If you would like to know more about this band, please follow the visit links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ghost-Embrace/490622617646462?fref=ts
http://www.hyperthreat.com/ghost-embrace.html - Nicks Album Reviews


Ghost Embrace’s debut album is an album which deserves a lot of merit for featuring such a wide mix of musical styles, each of the musicians hand-picked for such things. Ghost Embrace was founded by Anne Freeman, owner of HyperThreat Sound.

“Rainbow Pirates”, the first song from this album, is a really wonderful song that has many music styles within it. But in the core it has a driving drum rhythm which keeps the song going, only backed such lovely guitar and bass work. Anne’s vocals soar over the top of it all, accompanied by Madeline and Brett’s vocals as well. I really like this song and it opens the album well.

“What A Surprise” is slow song which leads off with the guitars to start off with, but then everything joins in soon after, with the vocalists all sounding off spectacular fashion. It has some fantastic drumming, and a lot of intricate guitar work.

“Hand in Hand” starts off with a guitar, bass and ride cymbal intro. As the song opens up, it has a very driving with the often slight break, then a half-time bridge which leads into the chorus. Another fantastic song.

“Prisoner of Pretty Lies”, the fourth track and my favourite, starts off with a quick intro and then the song quickly enters, a groovy little number with a lot of intricate guitar and bass work, whilst the vocalists intertwine with each other and harmonize.

“You Don’t Know” is the softest song on this album, gentle melodies in the verse with a soft guitar but then opens up for the chorus. Fantastic drumming on this song, with everything else making it better.

“Mr. Terrific” starts off with a fantastic and fast drum beat, but then slows down for the chorus. It bounces along at its own pace, the melodies intertwining and the music really amazing.

“Emptiness”, the eighth and final song on this album, starts off with an instrumental intro before leading into the verse. Anne’s vocals really shine on this song as she is not able to sing, but her vocals can soar as well. The music, is as to expected by now, rather delightful.

Overall, considering that this is only a debut album where most of the musicians were selected for their playing ability, it’s actually really good. I really like how there’s an obvious rule of “quality over quantity” here, and with eight tracks for any musical fan to get their teeth into, I shall look forward to more from this band.

RATING: 4 / 5.

If you would like to know more about this band, please follow the visit links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ghost-Embrace/490622617646462?fref=ts
http://www.hyperthreat.com/ghost-embrace.html - Nicks Album Reviews


Ghost Embrace - Prisoner Of Pretty Lies (song review) |self-released, Ghost Embrace, 2013|

Ghost Embrace is an American band from Colorado, led by Annette Freeman who's a singer-songwriter, as well as a music producer. Not only is she armed with a wide-scale, well trained voice and a 12 string guitar but also a few colorful tattoos. Aside from the lead singer, the band includes: Jerome Lee, a music industry veteran who spent over 40 years playing an electric bass; Chad Kent who has played drums since he turned 12 (known also from bands Atomship and Watership Down); as well as two talented guitar players - Nema Sobhani and Ryan Kargoll. The soft, well-chosen background vocals are performed by Madeline Gardner, Brett Weisz and Leah Rose.

"Prisoner Of Pretty Lies" is one of the songs published on the newly released Ghost Embrace album. The track brings a variety of influences and moods ranging from such genres as metal, progressive rock, soul and R&B. At 2 minutes and 50 seconds, the track is pretty short, but includes all the necessities of a good tune - a bright composition, soothing arrangements, moods that grown on you and professionally performed music.

Annette's voice dominates the entire track. There are peaks expressing the moments of strong emotions such as passion, possessiveness or jealousy (where Annette sounds predatory), but also sweeter and softer spots that may illustrate love, hope or tenderness. When Annette sings: "Loving who you might be, Taking it too far, Believing what I see, Is who you really are" it should make you realise that this calming track is relating to the subjects of loneliness and casual relationships. Every year, thousands of people fall in love with barely matched partners, just to kill boredom or emptiness in their own lives. They meet offline and online, jumping into relationships to search for their own worth in the eyes of others. It's pretty natural to have expectations, yet a low self-esteem can turn out to be a trap, for both involved parties. This song could be a perfect musical companion to a movie trailer, one which specifically touches the topics mentioned above - love stories of people of all ages and orientations around the world.

"Prisoner Of Pretty Lies" could have sounded a bit too lyrical or moody, if not for the involvement of a dynamic duo - Chad with his confident perky metal drumming and Jerome providing warm blues/R&B bass lines. These two, mixed with progressive rock guitar solos brought by Nema and Ryan put a second life into the short composition. It seems that every musician in the band could have performed his or her part on their own equally well, leading to a bunch of great instrumental or a capella tracks. Still, together they complement one another to an even better result.
The track was recorded at HyperThreat Sound, mixed by Dave Fortman (Balance Studios) and mastered by Adam Ayan (Gateway Mastering). If you agree that love can be a little confusing sometimes, check out "Prisoner Of Pretty Lies" by Ghost Embrace. - Fabryka Music Magazine


Ghost Embrace - Prisoner Of Pretty Lies (song review) |self-released, Ghost Embrace, 2013|

Ghost Embrace is an American band from Colorado, led by Annette Freeman who's a singer-songwriter, as well as a music producer. Not only is she armed with a wide-scale, well trained voice and a 12 string guitar but also a few colorful tattoos. Aside from the lead singer, the band includes: Jerome Lee, a music industry veteran who spent over 40 years playing an electric bass; Chad Kent who has played drums since he turned 12 (known also from bands Atomship and Watership Down); as well as two talented guitar players - Nema Sobhani and Ryan Kargoll. The soft, well-chosen background vocals are performed by Madeline Gardner, Brett Weisz and Leah Rose.

"Prisoner Of Pretty Lies" is one of the songs published on the newly released Ghost Embrace album. The track brings a variety of influences and moods ranging from such genres as metal, progressive rock, soul and R&B. At 2 minutes and 50 seconds, the track is pretty short, but includes all the necessities of a good tune - a bright composition, soothing arrangements, moods that grown on you and professionally performed music.

Annette's voice dominates the entire track. There are peaks expressing the moments of strong emotions such as passion, possessiveness or jealousy (where Annette sounds predatory), but also sweeter and softer spots that may illustrate love, hope or tenderness. When Annette sings: "Loving who you might be, Taking it too far, Believing what I see, Is who you really are" it should make you realise that this calming track is relating to the subjects of loneliness and casual relationships. Every year, thousands of people fall in love with barely matched partners, just to kill boredom or emptiness in their own lives. They meet offline and online, jumping into relationships to search for their own worth in the eyes of others. It's pretty natural to have expectations, yet a low self-esteem can turn out to be a trap, for both involved parties. This song could be a perfect musical companion to a movie trailer, one which specifically touches the topics mentioned above - love stories of people of all ages and orientations around the world.

"Prisoner Of Pretty Lies" could have sounded a bit too lyrical or moody, if not for the involvement of a dynamic duo - Chad with his confident perky metal drumming and Jerome providing warm blues/R&B bass lines. These two, mixed with progressive rock guitar solos brought by Nema and Ryan put a second life into the short composition. It seems that every musician in the band could have performed his or her part on their own equally well, leading to a bunch of great instrumental or a capella tracks. Still, together they complement one another to an even better result.
The track was recorded at HyperThreat Sound, mixed by Dave Fortman (Balance Studios) and mastered by Adam Ayan (Gateway Mastering). If you agree that love can be a little confusing sometimes, check out "Prisoner Of Pretty Lies" by Ghost Embrace. - Fabryka Music Magazine


Discography

Ghost Embrace - "Ghost Embrace"
2013 - HyperThreat

Atomship - "The Crash of '47"
2004 Wind Up Records

Sonny Griffin - "Soul Shadows"
2000 Newago Records

King Brothers- "Turnin' Up The Heat"
1994 Vent Records

Tom Borton - "The Lost World"
1992 BlueMoon Recordings

Urban Artillery - "Racism Is Ignorance"
1992 Crash 'n Burn Records

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Bio

Annette Freeman, owner of HyperThreat Sound Recording studio, is a singer/songwriter, and her signature instrument is a 12 string guitar, Anne's vocal style developed in her love of blues and metal. With years of experience under her belt, mentored by some of the biggest names, she has finally released a CD that embraces her life’s experiences.

Included in the Ghost Embrace project is Jerome Lee, who is a well versed R&B bassist; with a personal and creative style that adds depth and passion to the material. Joining the lineup is Chad Kent; drummer of Atomship and Watership Down. His incredible power and speed takes the songs to a whole new level and towards an unexpected progressive direction. Add guitarist Nema Sobhani’s incredible speed and meticulous sweeps, and guitarist Ryan Kargoll’s melodic style into the mix and a new style of music rises, that is as genuine as the players who created it.

The result is a rich blend of metal, progressive, folk, melodic rock and R&B genre's. The unique quality of the music is only over shadowed by the themes in each song. “Ghost Embrace” gives the listener the opportunity to find the positive lessons, even in the darkest moments. To heal the soul, sharing the experience of life.

Recorded at HyperThreat Sound, mixed at Balance Studios by Dave Fortman and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering.

Website
http://www.hyperthreat.com/ghost-embrace.html