Chicago-based photographer/videographer James P. Morse--a longtime friend and collaborator of Ghostly's--followed Chabot around Detroit for a day and edited the footage into "Ghostly Presents: Deastro," a video profile whose warm, colorful aesthetic matches Chabot's energy and positivity to a T. Chabot putters around his Detroit home, visits his favorite bookstore, gushes about Isaac Asimov and Simone de Beauvoir, and plays a sweaty, packed show with his band. It's a loving portrait of an artist who stays true to his beliefs, staying passionate, engaged, and creative in all of his endeavors.
Deastro's full-band debut, Moondagger, arrives on June 23rd, and his "Vermillion Plaza" single -- along with its B-side, a squelchy, lumbering remix by Ghostly Swim featured artist Mux Mool -- drops May 12th on Ghostly International.
A beautiful ambient musical adventure by Lusine. I accompanied his set with live video manipulation of some 8mm home movies that he provided. This was the opening act for Stars of the Lid who played later that evening. Special thanks to Leo from Killing Frenzy Visuals for helping me write that wacky alpha map software. Sponsored by Decibel Festival, at the Triple Door, Seattle, Washington, USA, April 18 2008.