ZE-KA: Ghost Planet CD/DL Opa Loka Records
French composer Jean-Phillipe Feiss has a background in classical music that isn’t all that evident on this project, which for the most part loiters with experimental noises until the cellos make an appearance on ‘Red Forest’.
‘Ghost Planet’ is an obscure affair, where the tracks themselves sound like midsections of background scores to a movie; that never actually evolve into full songs (apart from ‘Landscapes’ and ‘Oceans’). As such, this just adds to the peculiarity of the album as a whole.
This is not to say that this work is bad; it isn’t, not by any means. Track by track (barring the opening pointless high pitched number, ‘Fission’) there is much to become involved in if you like obscure and disjointed moments of desolate space. In those aspects alone, Ze-Ka has been successful.