Peace For Old Ghosts first album proper utilises a host of musicians to enter a cosmic interplay between finger picking, cellos, percussion and some beautiful dual vocals with Simon Shippey (Custom Blue) and Jesse Parker Valentine. Also featured is a prominent use of pedal steel that seems to just flow like silk around the songs. Each song is a minature on the cruelty of life and the joys of expression. They are heartbreaking yet capble of reaching flabberghasting levels of richness and depth. This is a keeper.
In Simon's words:
After the instrumental interlude of "Between", I felt reinvigorated in terms of song-writing, like I'd gotten something off my chest or just had a bit of fun without the pressure of words and melodies, and the importance you tend to attach to them, or the constraints you feel because of them. "Dawn Chorus" is not only a return to song-form and structure, but also brings in more musicians than I've used in the past. I decided it was time to make this more of a communal thing, where a team of people are pooling talents and sympathies in an effort to get to the very centre of the emotion in question. Maybe the song has just become a vehicle now, a device we can use to see where we can get to together, suprising ourselves and each other on the way.