Ghost Against Ghost, the experimental rock project of eclectic composer Christopher Bono, is now streaming their very anti-Trump new single "Darth Mango". Video artists Laskfar Vortok and Strangeloop (Flying Lotus, Brainfeeder, Erykah Badu) added to the song's message with their visual take on the lyrics, which you will not be able to look away from.
"[In 2016] I had already been thinking about exploring rhythm in a heavier more intense, and early Twentieth Century classical kind of way, experimenting with rhythms energized by the music of Stravinsky, Bartok and others, as a driving force for the structure of a Ghost Against Ghost song," said Bono.
"I also was interested in shorter forms, as Ghost Against Ghost songs historically tend to be an extended length, usually between 8 to 15-minutes. I thought to myself, 'Let’s do a 3.5 minute ‘pop’ song'. Of course, as with anything Ghost Against Ghost, it’s not an up the middle kind of pop song. The music was meant to express some very challenging emotions about the state of our world and reflects this by being abrasive, dissonant, angular, and very dense."
"As history and culture seem to be in a constant state of forgetting and remembering – we hope this visual allegory of our times set to the music of Ghost Against Ghost may serve as a reminder of the work, compassion and unity that's needed to build a more equitable and just society."
"Darth Mango" is available on all streaming services here.