Renata Zeiguer’s debut album Old Ghost is the sound of someone finding and losing herself in the endless dance of fear and forgiveness. Renata is a composer, her music deep and complex. With secretly wise melodic constructions, she tempts the listener toward forbidden insights, resurrecting her childhood fascination with classical music. The ghosts of Ravel, Debussy, and Chopin run through her veins, whirling with Billie Holiday, Os Mutantes, The Pixies, and Yo La Tengo. She grew up in two worlds: Riverdale, New York, near the Bronx, and Buenos Aires, the land of her father, torn between the clear expectations of piano lessons in Yonkers, and the Dionysian passions of Argentine tango. Possessed by musical inquiry, she moved to New York City, performing throughout her 20s with bands Ava Luna, Widowspeak, Mr. Twin Sister, Mutual Benefit, Christopher Burke, Relatives, Quilt, and Cassandra Jenkins, while spilling her own haunted refrains in lonely Brooklyn apartments. Her music is stained with the brutality of battling oneself, and yet the pulse of love echoes throughout like a mystical wind.
Arrangements by Renata Zeiguer, Jason Burger, Adam Brisbin, and Christian Carpenter.
Produced by Adam Schatz and Renata Zeiguer.
Engineered and Mixed by Jake Aron at Figure 8 and Doctor Wu’s, Brooklyn, NY.
Recorded at Figure 8, Black Lodge Recording, and home, all in Brooklyn, NY.