Krapka;KOMA is an electronic girl group based in Lviv, Ukraine. JAGARA is Jane, a singer and electronic artist/producer based in Berlin. The musicians found out about each other on the US podcast “Produced by a girl”, which led to a collaboration on the track “Ghost.”
“Ghost” is a lo-fi downtempo track, the kind you want to listen to with your headphones on and a steaming hot drink in your hand while the rain is tapping on the window.
JAGARA’s soulful vocals float effortlessly over a dreamy soundscape of synths, lush electric piano and laid back beat. The production of the vocals is reminiscent of 80’s records, in that it’s not auto-tuned to fake perfection as per today’s pop standards, but still has that modern, contemporary shine. The prominent trip-hop bass also contributes to the retro feel, the nostalgia accentuated by the brass sample drenched in reverb, the musical echo of a distant ghost. The track has a an unconventional structure, yet manages to stay perfectly cohesive.
Contrary to the title, or to the recurring line of the chorus ” Little deaths happen every day”, the message of “Ghost” is optimistic. “It is all about accepting anything that doesn’t go your way and shrugging it off so that you can enjoy what is good and what makes you feel alive”, as the artists explain.
We always love hearing the work of artists who self-produce their work, but it’s even more exciting to catch a glimpse of the process and of the gear – check out this awesome live performance of “Ghost”: