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  • Audio CD (8 Nov. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Upset the Rhythm
  • ASIN: B003U4T45A
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,156 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Whether it’s the legacy of The Knife, or a whole lot of Cure fans coming of age, flavour of the month seems to be a kind of updated electro-goth. Freddy Ruppert may be a new name to most, but his collaborators here include one of the most deservedly hyped artists of the year, Nika Roza Danilova (AKA Zola Jesus), and the inimitable Jamie Stewart (AKA Xiu Xiu) – responsible for two of the year’s best albums. Expectations, then, are high for Former Ghosts, and with all three touring together this autumn, the gigs promise to be fairly momentous.

With its slow-buzzing synths and dry beats lacerated by Autechre-harsh shrieks and squeals, The Days Will Get Long Again opens the album in fine style; plus, it’s dead on trend, alongside Cold Cave and Salem. A run of slightly prettier tunes follow, not far off Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, but with a near-subliminal layer of synth-choir drones, and artificial distortion rather than the warmth of lo-fi recordings. Across the first few tracks, the contrast is striking, and effective – behind the mask, Ruppert’s a romantic like all goths, sounding heart-broken, on the verge of tears. By the halfway mark, doubts start to creep in: the trembling voice is more a sign of technical weakness than emotional vulnerability, and you almost wish he’d cover it up with effects, like Blank Dogs.

Disappointingly, the Danilova-sung tracks add little, and none are duets; in fact, her (usually devastating) operatic voice is reined in, and either she lacks the subtlety to match Ruppert’s arrangements, or she seems to have been deployed to compensate for the weaker tunes. Stewart’s occasional backing murmurs (let’s not call them vocals) likewise leave you wanting more. Not that Stewart doesn’t add something: the nocturnal ambience and distant, unsettling sounds have his fingerprints all over them. In a sense, Danilova and Stewart are respecting the intended intimacy of the record, but this could have been so much more had they let themselves bring a dash of Zola Jesus and Xiu Xiu, rather than phoning in their parts.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Nov. 2010
Format: Audio CD
As far as the Joy Division comparisons go I'm equally
inclined to take them or to leave them. Former Ghosts
certainly deserve a hearing on their own merits and their
album 'New Love' digs deep into something dark of their
own design. Listening to these thirteen tracks is most
definitely not a walk in the park (unless it's a cold,
wet November afternoon at twilight and there is a
cemetery over the fence at the park's southern boundary)
but these songs mine a richly imaginative collective
seam which delivers substantial rewards for those prepared
to take the journey with them.

The spare synth and percussion arrangements; alchemical vocal
treatments and strangely affecting melodic and lyrical content
is undeniably suffused with the spirit of eighties electronica
but transformed by an act of creative will into something
vibrantly new and morbidly exciting.

Freddie Ruppert enlists the help of two other creatures of
the night : Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu (do listen to their most
recent recording 'Dear God, I Hate Myself') and Zola Jesus
(aka Nika Roza Danilova, whose latest album 'Stridulum II'
I became equally enamoured with a couple of months ago!)
Together they have the capacity to both break your heart
and to fracture your skull from the inside out! A rare gift!

Mr Ruppert's voice is quite extraordinary. It manages to be
nasty and nice in almost equal measure. 'Until You Are Alone
Again' is a desolate example of his ability to sound as though
he might be singing from the bottom of an open grave. Brrrr!
The bleak chuckle which slips out in the final bars is a small but
unnerving intrusion - a brief smile in the face of dissolution.
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By mars-mars on 4 Feb. 2014
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i liked the former ghost new love cd though i did remind me of Joy Division to some degree but it is still a good cd . if you like zola jesus its worth getting as it gives an insight to her earlyer work/music with others
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