Sun, 12.09.2010
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DJ Alex (s-Team)

First conceived in a museum of antique arcade machines and later actualized in a small Victorian home
on the banks of the Willamette River, Mus?e M?canique?s Hold This Ghost began its journey in a high
school literature class.
Sean Ogilvie and Micah Rabwin met, started their first band together, played their first shows, and wrote
their first jointly-penned songs before either of them could legally drive a car.
Their early friendship fostered a creative partnership that has endured distance, estrangement and more
than a decade of their lives.

While living in the Bay Area of California, the two songwriters developed an affinity for the collection of
vintage coin-operated games, player pianos and novelties housed at the Mus?e M?canique (Mechanical
Museum) located on San Francisco?s Fisherman?s Wharf. Much like the recordings of Hold This Ghost,
the machines within the museum are a hybrid of technology and humanity: mechanical by nature,
but animated via a dedicated craftsmanship that reveals the unique flaws and personality of each.
Their Portland, Oregon home studio, itself a collection of interesting instruments and antiques,
is peppered in every corner with second-hand flotsam. Tack pianos, trumpets, musical saws and garage
sale Casio keyboards mingle among forgotten amateur landscape paintings, broken 1930s-era radios
and hand-cranked ice cream makers. Their neighborhood - an integral source of the album?s inspiration
- is flanked by giant Redwoods that overlook the scenic Willamette River. Nearby, an eerie mausoleum
perches above a wildlife refuge and one of the oldest running amusement parks in the world.
Excited by the album?s story and songs, producer Tucker Martine mixed Hold This Ghost with a creative
vision that perfectly echoed that of Rabwin and Ogilvie. Now, Rabwin and Ogilvie are joined on stage by
multi-instrumentalists Matthew Rubin Berger, Jeffery Boyd and Brian Perez, bringing the album to life.
?It is [the] ability to viscerally effect an audience that make[s] Mus?e M?canique such a powerful,
if unusual, folk force. Their shy yet florid debut is tinged with sadness, like a painted carousel sitting empty
in winter, mourning for a time that they?or we?never even knew.? ? Pitchfork


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