Guided By Voices PARANORMAL

Anyone wanting to scare the shit out of themselves can do so with The Ghost Orchid: An Introduction to EVP (hauntedvoices.com), a disc that compiles and guides listeners through an historical collection of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) occurrences. Sceptics will be tempted to disregard much of this as chance radio wave hokum, but a great many of these recordings — utterances from beyond captured during séances and blurts of language and sound caught during personal or scientific studies — resonate with the spiritual eeriness of legitimacy, especially the evidence contained in "Breakthrough," the legendary seven-inch from 1971, included on CD for the first time here. The Ghost Orchid should be used with extreme caution, unless you want angry spirits plaguing your life until you can save up for an exorcism.