Ghost Woman “Hindsight is 50 / 50” 

December 2023 | MUSIC, 23/11

Behind this name lies the project of Canadian multi-instrumentalist Evan John Uschenko. Before locking himself away in a farm studio to record his first tracks, Uschenko accompanied bands such as King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on stage. He made a name for himself with his eponymous debut album, released in 2022. The album was full of psychedelic folk, with references to the genre’s 70s stalwarts. For this new album, he enlists the talents of Belgian drummer Ille Van Dessel and leaves the hallucinatory lands of psychedelia for a rawer sound. The result is a personal cocktail of familiar ingredients. A rhythm that sounds like 80s cold wave, as if to recall the ghosts of Siousxie And The Banshees, the tension of the compositions that evokes the early albums of The Kills, Evan’s vocals that come to us from the depths of his torpor. And last but not least, a saturated rock guitar that, on the other hand, brings us closer to the blues. A rough and cash album that can be listened to over and over again.