ENTROPY (Live At The Music Theatre Kapsäkki) arrives via Soliti on the 22nd April 2022.
The poet Francis North and the Finnish post-rock band Ghosts on TV formed an interesting union last fall 2021. North and visual artist Anna Blom released their first book titled “ENTROPY” in September 2021. They held a launch party at the sold out Music Theatre Kapsäkki in Helsinki, where Francis North recited the whole long poem live from start to finish. They were accompanied by Ghosts on TV, who played new material inspired by the book during the show.
This concert was recorded and the live album/audio book “ENTROPY (Live At The Music Theatre Kapsäkki)” was born. ENTROPY is a study of an ancient holiness, of a prophet, because the time of mythologies is not over yet. The album is released via Soliti Records.
“The Prophet opens the door. As more of an introduction than a chapter in itself, it hints at what is to come. The dynamic work of Ghosts on TV really accentuated its effect as a gate into the world of Entropy.” – Francis North
“The Prophet” is available from the 1st April 2022.
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Francis North x Ghosts on TV : ENTROPY (Live At The Music Theatre Kapsäkki) (Soliti 097) Release date: 22.04.2022
Interlude I: Prophecies And Weapons
Interlude II: The Sound of Something Falling
Interlude III: The Myth of Human Beauty
Francis North – Speech
Ossi Björn – Vocals, guitar
Anttoni Hill – Guitar
Aaro Tirronen – Guitar
Reko Kälkäjä – Keyes
Alec Havinmaa – Soundscape, bass
Joona Kinnunen – Drums
Recorded and mixed by: Lauri Kalo
Mastered by: Toni Puttonen
Photo by Kustantamo Kita.
“I started working on the poem that ended up becoming Entropy some two years ago, on Anna’s suggestion. I’ve wanted to work with GoTV ever since I first saw them live, so when we started planning the publication event I contacted the band asking if they’d be interested in a collaboration and luckily they we’re. We managed to create something at the same time organic and unique, gentle and at times violent. The most fun I’ve had on stage has been with the band, and I’m very proud to see our creation take on yet another form as this live-album.” – Francis North
“Spoken word, drone and post-rock have been combined many times, but reciting this whole poem live with the theatrical style of Francis created something new. While listening to this record you can focus on the story and let the music of Ghosts on TV create its own background for every chapter. Or you can think of this as a full-length Ghosts on TV album, where the visitor Francis is leading the way. The atmosphere at Kapsäkki was unique that night and we’re really happy that this concert was recorded. Our producer Alec Havinmaa joined us on stage too and the chemistry between the band and Francis was amazing. Especially since we created all the music together only in three days before the gig.” – Ghosts on TV
Photo by Kustantamo Kita.
29.4.2022 Francis North x Ghosts on TV – “ENTROPY” Levyjulkkarifest, Oranssi.
14.5.2022 Francis North x Ghosts on TV, Vallaton Kumous Festival, Turku
Ghosts on TV are known for creating their own wall of sound (made by three guitars) combined with a minimalistic, melancholic atmosphere. The band´s music has been described as post-rock, dark indie or art-rock in media such as Radio Helsinki, Rumba, Soundi and YleX. Their debut album “I Am Not Dead, I Am 55 Today” was chosen as the best Nordic album of the year by Nordic Music Review in 2020.
Francis North is a stage poet and an author who is currently living in England. You can buy the ENTROPY book from Kustantamo Kita.