Pounding percussion, dexterous guitar runs, and an overall sense of well-constructed madness permeate throughout “Weaponization of a Star”, an instrumental effort from Sacramento-based group Ghost Color. Rhythm and melody remain consistent in tone throughout, resulting in a hypnotic effect that often appears in some of the band’s favorite genres, including shoegaze and post-punk. Their adoration for various styles results in a sound not too distant from spacey and intricate math-rock or prog-rock, with clanging and swift guitar lines often taking turns with blasts of distortion for a feeling of sustained enthrallment.
“Science of the Guillotine” is another solid instrumental effort from the group’s new EP, as is “Soft as Gold”, which shows off Ghost Color’s vocal-laden sound. These tracks and others can be streamed below: