Ghostpoet Supports Alt-J at The BIC, Bournemouth
Obaro Ejimiwe, better known as Ghostpoet, previously said that his new album ‘Shedding Skin’ is a “guitar record”. It’s certainly more indie-rock-inclined than its two glitchy predecessors. Ghostpoet was showing off his talent subbing Alt-J on their latest tour.
With a growing number of fans Ghostpoet’s musical territory is expanding yet it remains a compilation of brittle monologues set to superbly textured soundscapes. As this shaven-headed, bearded figure prowls the stage during Sorry My Love, It’s You Not Me and X Marks the Spot, he could be Tricky minus the attitudinal abrasiveness.
In a resonant baritone, he recites words about striving to maintain a personal equilibrium and to find a way forward. Ghostpoet knows how to hold a stage. Watching in awe of his quality ability as a lyricist. Watch out for this one next year. He will impress.
Alt-J arrived on stage as eccentric as ever, but now with added finesse. Not only were they playing their original sound, but their production and light show was something to be in awe of.
Venue – 7/10
DJ/Band – 7/10
Music – 7/10
Overall – 7/10