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Songs For And About Ghosts

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Memphis-area dronegazers Nonconnah return February 12th, 2021 with their third full-length release, Songs For And About Ghosts. Zachary and Denny Wilkerson Corsa hereby share their most ambitious sonic tapestries yet, spun across four extended tracks of swirling guitars and haunted static frequencies, and joined by special guests Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy, The Arcade Fire) and synthwave juggernaut Jenn Taiga.



NONCONNAH
SONGS FOR AND ABOUT GHOSTS

A: Along The Side Of That Promised Mountain

I: To Follow Us Through Fields Of Lightning

Churning Machines Of Savage Grace
Crown Of Entropy (For American Dread)
Block After Block In The Vast Wilds
Eerie Depopulation Of Mall Districts
The Heart’s Own Weary Emulsion

II: Changed In Autumn’s Feral Depths

The Conjured And Levitating Wall
(Name Redacted)
Crossed Out Seasons Of Memory
The Surrounding Neighborhoods Roar With Secrets
A Last Amaranth Fading (Ruinous Elegies)

B: The Hour That Didn’t Remain

III: At The End Of Everything, At The Edge Of Nothing

Mid-South Exclusion Zone
Summer Sparkler Dream Cartridge
All Will Be Forgiven, All Loss Will Drift Asunder
Invisible Mirror Spectrum Remnants
One Day This Town Will Be Circled In Red

IV: The Willow And The Meeting Twain

In The Dim Dawn Of Broken Black Cities
A Worrisome Patch Of Wandering Nightfall
Second Snow Of The Year (January Particles)
Turning Bows And Arrows To Soot And Stone
What We Held Together In The Cold And Gloom

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released February 12, 2021

ZACHARY CORSA: Guitars, Percussion, Field Recordings, Tapes, Noise, Shortwave, Lap Steel, Organ, Piano, Synth, Accordion, Banjo, Mandolin, Marxophone, Laser Guns, Voice, Cello
DENNY WILKERSON CORSA: Field Recordings, Percussion
OWEN PALLETT - Violin, Viola, String Arrangement
JENN TAIGA - Synth

NEELY VAN DORP VAUGHN/BROKE FOLK ART - Cover Painting
FRASER MCGOWAN/CAUGHT IN THE WAKE FOREVER - Mastering

All songs written/recorded/produced/mixed by NONCONNAH at GHOST SALON, Hickory Withe, Tennessee, 2018-2019. Poem and insert photography by ZACHARY CORSA.

Dedicated to the memory of Willem Van Spronsen

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"...a slow-motion carousel of musical surprises, with each new sound causing you to reconsider the context of what you’ve already heard...'Songs For And About Ghosts' feels like a revelation...because it understands the multivalence of our times, neatly encapsulating the idea that outrage, joy and most every other emotion coexist within a click." - Pitchfork

"At any given moment in this opening cut from Songs For And About Ghosts, you might find yourself lost amid a heavenly choir, halo-jumping into an active feedback volcano or hang-gliding under a celestial matrix of glistening strings and bells. Nonconnah — Tennessee-based married couple Zachary and Denny Corsa — are believers in drone’s positive properties. On “To Follow Us Through Fields of Lightning” they glide into a sort of non-specific shoegaze dreamspace, an area of psychoactive relativity likely to stir different memories in different audiences. One common thread: a cosmic, psychic cleansing." - SPIN's 30 Best Songs Of 2021 (So Far)

"The entire album (Songs For And About Ghosts) is a stunning, singular experience, blurring the lines between magical euphoria and soul-crushing despair." - AllMusic

"...they continue creating experimental lo-fi music that pushes boundaries and defies easy categorization. Built from a large cache of effects pedals and treated guitars, loops and samples, a host of unorthodox instruments, and unconventional recording techniques, the music is ambitious and their albums often feel like one continuous movement exploring what feels like an endless amount of possibilities. This is music made for intimate spaces, where you have the time and patience to devote to peeling back its layers and losing yourself inside of them...their third album, Songs For and About Ghosts, feels like a massive leap...the four lengthy suites (and four smaller ones within each of them) carve out a world full of beauty, ripe with a sense of wonder but with a lingering despair...the result is a truly stunning and rewarding experience that amounts to some of their best work yet." - Beats Per Minute

"...the haunting is palpable, even confrontational, as spirals of searing guitars and mangled samples arise like pillars of blackened smoke over an anxious horizon...with the swirling of an infinite eddy that not even death can escape." - The Wire

"...an almost-visible renewal of energy can be felt, sending seismic shockwaves through the music, which jitters with an uncontrolled excitement, and even joy...a gorgeous record which constantly twinkles and glimmers with sweetness and light." - Fluid Radio

"...the howls of haunted media, fluttery half-recorded-over melodies, an accumulation of memories, the layers of time, a cresting wave of drone, a triumphant song rising up from the beyond...part of the charm of Nonconnah has been the inclusion of Americana thrown into their soup of post-rock, drone, and shoegaze influences." - A Closer Listen

"Fragile bursts of brighter light are found in Nonconnah's music, which is dusted with pixie dust, making her music magical through its strings of folk and kaleidoscopic, lo-fi drowsiness. Songs For And About Ghosts is a magnificent record that constantly sparkles and shines with sweetness and light...Nonconnah are treading on new ground." - Rock Decibels

"A beautiful, multi-varied sound tapestry orchestrated in guitar, synth, effects and technique...quite gorgeous...this may just be their best yet." - ISSUES

​"Nonconnah carve beautiful sonic sculptures from sheets of glacial sound." - Migraine Robot Radio

​"The result is something textured and intricate, but no easier to pin down. Perhaps, in that way, the album’s title is especially fitting, evoking something supernatural and strange, something best glimpsed out of the corner of the eye." - The Memphis Flyer

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Nonconnah Memphis, Tennessee

'The Mighty Sound Of Crosstown'

Memphis dronegaze collective. Zachary Corsa (mostly guitar) + Denny Corsa (mostly field recordings) + occasionally Blake Conley (more guitar) + various accomplices of ill repute. LO-FI + DIY AF. Likely too loud for your offbeat night out. Loves 'obsolete' technology. Swarming with ghosts at the veil between shadow worlds. A dark elegy for collapsing sprawlscapes. ... more

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