Having begun as a quietly ambitious bedroom project, the music of Ghost Culture began as a response to his own limitations of equipment and time. Assisted by Phantasy founder Erol Alkan's guiding hand at the Phantasy Sound studio, the pair further coaxed out the emotional and sonic layers of the initial productions, without losing any of the immediacy and freedom of his vision. An unusual alliance between the sound of contemporary underground techno and the truly individual styles of the likes of Arthur Russell and Elliot Smith, Ghost Culture coaxes listeners into an intimate space of his own creation, whether enraptured in the intensity of the dance floor or safe in the moonlit intimacy of the bedroom.
Arriving fully formed in January 2015’, Ghost Culture’s self titled LP fulfilled its potential, delivering striking depth and nuance for a full length debut. The Guardian Guide swiftly declared it ‘Critic's Choice’, with The Observer, The Times, Mixmag, Mojo, Q and The Financial Times each rewarding it either a ⅘ star review or equivalent, while The Quietus celebrated the record as “one of the best and most confident debuts in years.”
Ghost Culture makes a return to Phantasy in 2019 with a digital double-side of emotive and futurist electro, ‘Blue Ice/Meltwater’.
‘Blue Ice’ dives immediately into trippy euphoria, perfectly engineered to transmit a trance-like effect on listeners. The track is awash in a texture that lands somewhere between melancholy and euphoria, strobe light and sunrise.
‘Meltwater’ meanwhile is a weightless, aquatic blend of rhythm and melody, destined to create any number of transcendent moments on the largest of sound systems, without sacrificing the flawless composition at the heart of Ghost Culture’s music.