One of the most unique voices to rise from the Auckland scene, This Pale Fire, also known as Corban Koschak to his nearest and dearest, has the kind of smoldering voice that turns heads, breaks barriers and breathes emotion.
But there is more to This Pale Fire than just a voice. The self-taught singer/songwriter writes his songs, designs the artwork and, to top it all off, plays the guitar. His early love for poetry culminated to writing song after song in his bedroom. It wasn’t until a fellow musician, and close confidant heard some of these songs and encouraged him to pursue it further that he broke out of those four walls.
In 2017 This Pale Fire entered the studio to immortalize these songs. With the production placed into the capable hands of Levi Patel, a master of ambiance and atmospheric sound. His first full-length album, Alchemy, was released in December via ToneTonic. Alchemy naturally weaves together emotive, heartfelt lyrics with stripped back guitars, delicate strings, and pianos.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing the U.S. debut of the video for the album’s “Curse.”