Galapaghost, a fan favorite (and a personal favorite of ours) has come correct with a new EP entitled ‘A Planet Without An Atmosphere,’ and took much inspiration from what was going on around him.
Unfortunately, what was going on around him was the product of a very difficult time, which Casey Chandler, aka Galapaghost explains here:
“I recorded this album during a particularly difficult time last year. Last October, I got diagnosed with testicular cancer and a few weeks later my Dad was run over and killed while walking in a Walmart parking lot by a distracted driver. A few months after that my wife miscarried. At times I felt like a planet without an atmosphere, which is why I chose the title for the album. Also, the album touches on the extreme disappointment that I have with every government in the world for their collective failure to implement any serious changes due to the crisis of climate change. People, and especially kids, all over the world are protesting because they want a better future for the next generation and they just keep getting stonewalled. It’s especially awful in my country in the US, with Trump making absolutely awful decisions in regards to this issue because he doesn’t believe global warming exists. I wanted to put a lot of ideas into a very short album and make sure that every song felt urgent and necessary.”
Despite all of the things that Casey had been combatting in his life, he managed to still not only put out this project but also had some triumphs, including having Netflix Italy reach out for promotional video usage for ’13 Reasons Why.’
For fans of bands like Crystal Castles, Low Roar, Brian Eno, Glass Animals, and John Grant, we have a funny feeling you’ll enjoy the EP as much as we did.