After four months of working with producer Ethan Allen, Mad Planet will release its sophomore album entitled "Ghost Notes" on August 28th. The nine-track album was recorded in three different studios, which include Royal Triton and Red Star Recording in Silver Lake and Hicksville Trailer Palace in Joshua Tree. The band has crafted an album that can be most easily described as a sonic boom. The first single, 'Pieces of You,' demonstrates a fine-tuned approach where songs start off low and soft and then burst with dark and heavy tones, while vocalist Cooper Gillespie keeps the sound elegant with her airy singing.
Other tracks like 'Inside Outburst' and 'I Want You' show the softer side of the band. Even though the overall tone is still a bit dark and cold, the emotions are rich and enchanting. Both songs incorporate catchy melodies and captivating beats. The '80s influence is evident in the sharp and mystifying synth notes, but there is something very futuristic in the music of Mad Planet. Underneath a strong sense of control, lay jittery emotions that signal to some type of sea change. It is hard to tell what that change will be, but all the matters is the exploration through the sonic landscape. The band will be playing a show on Wednesday at the Writer's Room in Hollywood and they will celebrate the release of the album on August 28th at the Satellite. - Karla Hernández