It’s odd thinking of a time where the lonely, talented bedroom geniuses had to get together to make noises, scouring through the backs of music magazines and notices in local music shops in the hope of finding someone like minded. Thankfully, they no longer have to hope against hope to find a group of people who’ll let them fulfil their bizarre musical whims, opting instead to just pour obscene amounts of time into going it alone. Midnight Ghost is not the project of a man who is time-poor – the layers and depth to the few songs made available through bandcamp hint at a man who has more time on his hands than he knows what to do with.
Declared as a multi-instrumentalist on his presumably self-written last.fm page, Thomas Ellington makes a noise that is of the moment – joyously and accurately describing himself as ‘dream pop’, it’s a bizarrely lush take on a genre overrun by distortion and reverb. There’s so much going on in each song that it’s difficult to know where to put your attention, and it’s scarcely believable that he’s painstakingly put this all together on his own, a jam band taken and compressed into one well meaning, stupidly gifted Texan boy. Look out for the back page ads and wanted notices when he needs to make up his live band for the inevitable slew of live shows.