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Jim Copperthwaite
Ballroom Ghosts
Village Green
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December 15, 2017


Jim Copperthwaite’s Ballroom Ghosts is a fine way to round out an excellent year for Village Green Records. The British composer’s debut LP has a cinematic quality that draws quick comparison to the likes of Danny Elfman and Philip Glass. Micro-loops and small motifs are coaxed into crafty chamber music replete with rich textures and winning melodies. As with much of Village Green’s output, the influence of composers like Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Edward Elgar can be felt in the expansive orchestration and pastoral harmonies. ‘Lights At Indian Cove’ is a particularly pretty bit of amber-suspended stillness that recalls Vaughan Williams’s seminal The Lark Ascending.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Dancers 5:11 Buy

    The Dancers

  2. 2 Like Butter 3:55 Buy

    Like Butter

  3. 3 Her Spell 4:26 Buy

    Her Spell

  4. 4 Cold Light 3:49 Buy

    Cold Light

  5. 5 Ruins 5:13 Buy


  6. 6 Grand Master 3:05 Buy

    Grand Master

  7. 7 The History Of Cubes 5:15 Buy

    The History Of Cubes

  8. 8 Lights At Indian Cove 5:25 Buy

    Lights At Indian Cove

  9. 9 Powder Games 5:09 Buy

    Powder Games

  10. 10 Hourglass 4:56 Buy


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