Saturday, June 8, 2019

"Mirage" by Galapaghost is a cathartic synth dream homage to a life loss


























Mirage by Galapaghost, the solo musical project of singer-songwriter / producer Casey Chandler is a intimate heavy, heavy reflection of pain and loss that floats by in slightly over 2 minutes. The sparkly shiny elements of the song that feel like a groovy mystical dream belie the sad inspiration behind the track as offered by Casey, 

"This song is about the sudden death of my father, who was struck by a car and killed in a parking lot while walking into Walmart back in October. I named the song mirage because it was such a surreal experience losing my Dad that quickly and for such a ridiculous reason. I wanted the song to be sad, but also uplifting as well. I didn't want too many lyrics either and wanted to really express my feelings through the music rather than the words. Written, recorded and mixed by myself at home."

I love how the song feels like a journey, the music has a cinematic post rock feel and like Casey's fathers life ends much too quickly. Our condolences. 

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Robb Donker

The Facts As WE Know them as told by Casey Chandler (Press Notes):

I am Casey Chandler and Galapaghost is my solo project. I have no label, manager or band, so I produce all of my music myself. When I can afford it, I fly to Italy to record with my Italian brother from another mother, Federico. I hail from the small hippie town of Woodstock, NY. I toured Europe and North America with John Grant for 6 months in 2010, which included a prestigious slot on Later...With Jools Holland. I have released four albums. My first two albums were released on a small Italian label called Lady Lovely. I self-released my 3rd album I Never Arrived in 2016 and it already has over 2 million streams on Spotify and many rave reviews from Paste Magazine, Substream Magazine, The Big Takeover, AXS and many others. My 4th album 'Pulse' was self-released in January 2018. It received rave reviews from Alternative Nation, Huffington Post, Your EDM and many others. My 5th album 'Sootie' was released in August 2018.
I now live in Austin, TX where I continue to write music and play frequent shows. My music was recently featured in the major Italian film Il Ragazzo Invisibile. It was directed by Oscar winning director Gabriele Salvatores. Salvatores also commissioned me to write a title song for the movie, which was featured on the official soundtrack. The movie was released in many countries and won many awards including a David Di Donatello award (the Italian Oscars). Netflix Italy also used my music for a promotional video for 13 Reasons Why.

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