On Saturday, January 14th, Gathered Ghosts released their first EP, Fluttering So Sweetly. From great projects, great projects are born. Javier A. Suarez plays guitar for longtime favorite Craft Spells, and started making his own sounds early last year as Gathered Ghosts. This EP is soft and swoony, with infections guitar, yearning vocals from both Suarez and guest vocalist Andreanna Wilson.
Gathered Ghosts is back with a new EP which saw its release just today. If you took the opportunity to check out his self-titled debut album last year, then this should be welcome news. If you didn’t then consider this your chance to get acquainted with Javier Suarez’s music. Being the guitarist of Craft Spells, it comes as no surprise that this EP is very much so a guitar-based release. While he certainly takes advantage of whatever other instruments he has at his disposal, his guitar work definitely plays center stage and it truly shines here.
Perfectly matching its glowing, candlelit cover, the EP radiates warmth and basks in the comfort of honest nostalgia. Incorporating the delicate vocals of Andreanna Wilson, her presence adds another dimension to the music that makes it resonate all the more. Pleasant from front to back, Fluttering So Sweetly is an EP that is easily worth its $3.99 asking price.
The North-East has already hooked us in the past from other Pullman-favorites and it’s no surprise for things to begin following the same path, i.e. Gathered Ghosts. Javier Suarez already has a wonderful little collection brewing throughout his Bandcamp discography and the recently released & brilliant “Two Apples in a Cherry Tree” single can be found on the just-released; Fluttering So Sweetly EP.
Now, with Andreanna joining in on several tracks here, the entire affinity towards this community is only just growing. As some of the most endearing sweet pop gems to come about in the early goings of 2012, this new EP is just what was needed to introduce the new year and the vocals on both ends can only add to our original feelings.