CD Review – State Broadcasters “Ghosts We Must Carry”
It can sometimes be tricky to write about music which has achieved an amazing amount of early press reaction without inadvertently absorbing the influence of all those words. However, for a variety of reasons I appear to have spent much of the last month in something of a travel-induced bubble, insulated from much that’s going on – even in terms of blogs and sites I’d normally read. Throughout this time, a constant companion on my travels has been this record – and it has accompanied me throughout what became a very strange and interesting dash around the UK. But quite apart from the fact that it’s a beautiful soundtrack to the view from a train window or the bustle of a rush-hour station buffet, this collection of songs managed to become something of an old friend over the course of this time. So much so in fact that I find it hard to imagine a time when this wasn’t part of personal soundtrack. Being asked to write about this record also presented me with a surprisingly tough task – not least because this is a record already close to the heart of some here at Peenko. But ultimately, “Ghosts We Must Carry” is just too impossibly good to pass up the chance to enthuse about here.