Entwining post-hardcore musicality and orchestral minimalism, Ghost in the Western Trap is the upcoming album from Philadelphia-based musician Matt Geary. Geary effortlessly weaves abstract tones alongside melodic phrases that crash against the ear like cresting waves of water and wind, creating a rich musical tapestry that defies categorization. Ghost in the Western Trap will release on the 24th March 2023.

“After almost five years of recording, re-recording, and setbacks Ghost in the Western Trap is finally finished. An album I hold close to my heart. This album is a reflection of lived experience both good and bad presented in an audio format. A testament to life in a fast-paced society where survival is guaranteed not just through the self but through companionship and the cultivation of love. This album is a meditation on love, suffering, companionship, resilience, and empathy”.

What Made Him Drop’ is the first single from Matt Geary’s upcoming immersive album, Ghost in the Western Trap. The single showcases Geary’s dynamic compositional style with an enchanting lead violin and ethereal synths accompanied with bright tones from the acoustic guitar.

About Matt Geary:
The Philadelphia-based musician explores complex ideas through a progressive and experimental approach. Matt Geary entwines post-hardcore musicality and orchestral minimalism in his music to deliver a compelling ambience and vast soundscapes.

Pre-order here: https://houseofgeary.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-in-the-western-trap

Ghost in the Western Trap Track Listing:
1.Birth
2.What Made Him Drop
3.Fragile
4.Broken Down – The Other Side of Town
5.Your Eyes Told Me Everything
6.Ghost in the Western Trap
7.Bright Again

Credits:
Recorded by Bruce Howze, Joe Smiley, and Matt Geary at Red Planet Recording.
Mixed and Produced by Joe Smiley and Matt Geary.
Mastered by James Plotkin.
Violin written and performed by Bornwyn Beth.
Album Art: Caitlin Hackett (https://www.caitlinhackett.com/)
Photography: Dennis Coleman (https://dcolemanphoto.com/)

Discography:
2022 – LoveLossDecay EP
2020 – ‘Death Is Not the Enemy’ Single