My Empty Phantom

Friday evening I wandered up to End of an Ear for 6pm and My Empty Phantom.

I'd heard some tracks from Jesses my space page and do from time to time enjoy ambient, down tempo music. It somehow conveys feeling without lyrics, it has style in that it generally has no style. Jesse was ready to play when I arrived but the store was almost deserted. On cue, just as he was about to start, a small crowd arrived and Jesse played a short set.

Unlike lots of ambient, and other music made in the bedroom, Jesse played instruments, including haunting synths, and a psychedelic guitar, no computer in sight. It was only a short set, and quietly spoken Jesse seemed unsure, some what insecure, but his music spoke for him, unlike film music, a genre most often compared to this sort of ambient music, the music was the foreground here, not the background.

Although billed as a CD release party, there were no CD's in evidence. Jesse can be seen in a show on July 15th at 10pm at The Hideout Theater with hotel,hotel and the Improv Tuesday jam..