While I expected a slightly haunting soundscape to ensue after hitting play on a track titled “Ghosts Don’t Cry”, I definitely wasn’t prepared for the ethereal pensive grip possessed by Hranrad’s single.
Ghosts Don’t Cry is just one of the transfixing singles found on the up and coming Berlin-based artist’s debut album “Anima”. While each of them offers an original, authentic smorgasbord of aural ingenuity, it’s safe to say I won’t be forgetting Ghosts Don’t Cry in a hurry. Ghosts may not cry, but I certainly felt the melancholic sting – even the meta poetry behind the title of the track had me a little floored.
Hranrad clearly isn’t your average electronica artist, his alchemic approach to his mixes combined with his darkly intellectual style definitely isn’t something that you hear every day. Thanks to the progressive nature of the single, you’re treated to constant evolutions and mutations of the cathartic and almost hypnotic beats. Then, there are the phantasmic, slightly disconcerting vocals lacing the track with ominosity.
You can check out Hranrad’s track Ghosts Don’t Cry along with the rest of the EP by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast