Music Review: Ghost Rights Activism

Ghost Rights Activism, SC Entertainment,

The notion of ghost rights is an old one, but Calgary’s Elaine Boyling appears to be the first to follow through with the founding of a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ghosts. This recording, she hopes, will highlight the exploitation of the dead by the ghost tour- ism and hunting industries: “Don’t use the dead to make your liv- ing,” she pleads over the unnerving pulse of a keyboard. Consider Ghost Rights Activism an EVP recording of an avant-garde, afterlife jam band. Its methodical, piano-led chants, disconcerting whispers, and dry-heaving demons make for a chilling encounter. (Review by Scott Bryson)