Idol Tryouts

GI 013CD GI 013CD

Features a well-sequenced selection of mostly exclusive tracks from Ghostly's current/future roster: Dabrye, Midwest Product, Charles Manier, Matthew Dear, Kiln, Kill Memory Crash, James Cotton, Dykehouse, Outputmessage, Tadd Mullinix, Kero. "Idol Tryouts represents the avant-pop of a new generation of Midwestern producers, straddling the edge of abstract electronics, shimmering indie rock, Detroit techno and cutting-edge hip-hop. It is the point where the avant-garde and the popular meet, tearing away from the hierarchy of genres and the strain of electronic puritanism in order to create new and engaging sounds. The diverse artists featured on Ghostly International and its sister label, Spectral Sound, showcase Ghostly's brand of musical regionalism. Having been raised on and influenced by Detroit electronic music and its noir-ish themes of future, an indelible mark has been left on the city's suburbs. Ann Arbor, a stone's throw from this famed center of modernist production, is Detroit's freeform other-half. The music on this collection showcases a dramatic spirit with an equal focus on both art and dancefloor interests, seeking contemplative and humanistic ideals. A new generation of artists are searching for the space between heady academia and willful naiveté in music and are finding results that represent the spirit of the age, rather than its machines. The music on this collection represents these conditions and the zeal of its creators in making music that is post-'IDM' and furthermore meaningful in various contexts. So exists the Ghostly International company and this collection of artists whose work exemplifies not only the diversity of their personal interests, but the expanding tastes of a new generation of music lovers who have become fans of electronic music, the music of this generation."