With his self-titled debut LP it is arguable that Ghost Culture, aka 24 year-old Londoner James Greenwood, has released one of the best and most compelling electronic albums of the year. Critically hailed upon release by everyone from Q to the Observer and The Quietus, Greenwood has slyly, stealthily built up a musical landscape of haunting and beautiful unease, wrapping itself around pop songs that are mesmeric as they are propulsive – probably not a surprise, coming from a key collaborator on Daniel Avery’s lauded Drone Logic album.
‘Lucky’, the third single from Ghost Culture, is a distinct slice of haunting vocal performance and psychedelic electronica. Co-produced by Erol Alkan, it is also perhaps the strongest showcase yet of Ghost Culture’s burgeoning prowess as not only a natural studio experimentalist but also as a confident and compelling songwriter, creating music that’s both instantly memorable and yet always intriguing.
Complimenting the original recording of Lucky is a remix from the pioneering Matthew Dear in his Audion guise, whose celebrated talent for bridging esoteric elements of techno, pop and dub lends itself perfectly to exploring the detailed and subtle layers of Ghost Culture’s unique vision. The remix drops on vinyl and via digital stores in mid September, just head of Greenwood’s hotly anticipated next London headline show at Corsica Studios on the 23rd. Don’t miss it.
UK producers, Daniel Avery has just released his debut album “Drone Logic” on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy imprint. Below, you can watch the video for the record’s first single, the hypnotic “All I Need”. Directed by Lewis Kyle White.
“The one thing I knew was that I wanted this record to be a trip. All my favourite artists and DJs, they take the audience with them when they play; people lock into their world for a few hours and can’t easily step out again. You’re with them for the ride. When I go out, I want to give myself up to music. That was the idea for the album.”