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Ghost Culture

From The Line Of Best Fit:
“When Erol Alkan signs someone on the basis of a single track, it’s worth sitting up and taking notice. So, when Alkan did just that with London’s Ghost Culture, the music press and house fans everywhere pricked up their ears. Alkan described hearing “How” and thinking “this is what The Strokes would have sounded like, had they been produced by Delia Derbyshire” (the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s genius-in-residence who was responsible for creating the Doctor Who theme), and, well, he’s kind of right. The hushed fragility of the vocals, coupled with minimal instrumentation, have garnered several comparisons to Arthur Russell and his knack for crafting dark melodies which hold your attention like a vice has been seen as a nod to Depeche Mode and other masters of the ’80s synth-ballad. What is most interesting about Ghost Culture is the way he manages to somehow simultaneously embody both sides of electronica: the back-room genius and the floor-filling hit-maker. Listening to this album is disorientating in many ways, but it always leads you somewhere, somewhere new. Ghost Culture is a house fan’s Alice in Wonderland experience – everything is curious, and nothing is quite what it appears to be, but everything is delightful.”
Ghost Culture is out now on Phantasy Sound; check out “Mouth” below.



About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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