Ray McNamara shared his intricate, weirdo acid rock with Boston for years, performing with a variety of back-up bands as The Ghost of Electricity. For BONES, Ray stayed home, played more of the instruments, and went into an obsessive producer-composer mode. BONES stakes out new sonic territory for The Ghost, distinguished by tUnE-yArDs-esque vocal hooks, thick Dirty Projectors harmonies and Kid A sound collages.
But what really sets BONES apart is its beats. Ray samples the sounds of car parts and bones to form most of the music’s freaky rhythmic skeleton. These grooves are informed by Ray’s role as afrobeat Big Mean Sound Machine‘s lead guitarist.
You can order a dark blue cassette copy over at The Ghost’s bandcamp.