Galapaghost: I Never Arrived

galapaghost-i-never-arrivedBy Lisa Waugh

Casey Chandler is a hell of a lyricist. And he’s funny. That’s the power behind his project as Galapaghost (clever name, that). I Never Arrived is soulful, intense, and quite on point.

First off, the record is open and honest. “Somewhere” and “The Secrets Our Body Keeps” are both stirring and soothing.

On “Mister Mediocrity,” Chandler measures his own accomplishments, wondering if he’ll ever creative a genre like Kurt Cobain or be as good as Paul Simon. To create something great. The track very well could be every creative’s national anthem. It struck to the core.

“Vitamin D” and “The Greatest Roommate” are excellent examples of the artist’s shattering wit. Chandler delivers a twist of wry humor and sadness about leaving on “Goodbye (My Visa Arrived).” Play it as you pack for home and see what happens.

“Bloom” finds the artist once again pushing himself, questioning his own journey and success. It could be applied to any of us. Truly a universal song and the music is beautiful. The guitar stays with you.

Probably one of my favorite tracks is “Mazes in the Sky.” A knockout on all counts.

Galapaghost goes in the favorites bin.

“Science of Lovers”

Recorded in April-May 2015 in Torino, Italy, Federico’s apartment, Alessio Sanfilippo’s house, and Maison Hermétique

Produced by
Casey Chandler and Federico Puttilli
Engineered and mixed by Federico Puttilli
Mixed at Maison Hermétique
Mastered by Simone Squillario

Cover Art by Elisa Tron

All songs written by Casey Chandler, except ‘Mazes In The Sky’ & ‘Bloom’ which were written by Casey Chandler & Federico Puttilli

Casey Chandler – Acoustic Guitar, vocals, piano, bass, synths, drum programming, typewriter
Federico Puttilli – Electric guitars, acoustic guitar on “Mazes In The Sky” and “Bloom,” ukulele, egg shaker
Alessio Sanfilippo – Drums

I Never Arrived Tracklist:

Mazes In The Sky
Science Of Lovers
Salt Lake City
Mister Mediocrity
I Never Arrived
Vitamin D
The Greatest Roommate
The Secrets Our Body Keeps
Goodbye (My Visa Arrived)
Our Place