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C418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha Transparent Green Vinyl Edition
Com Truise - In Decay, Too Limited Red, Blue & Yellow Marbled VinyL Edition
Com Truise
In Decay, Too Limited Red, Blue & Yellow Marbled VinyL Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
Much like its predecessor, In Decay, the 2014 compilation of unreleased, early Com Truise recordings, In Decay, Too unlocks a new set of rarities and unheard fragments from the past for the producer’s legion of fans. To accomplish such a feat, the Com camp tapped the Internet’s foremost Com Truise archivist, Polychora (formerly Comrade), whose YouTube channel has diligently documented Seth Haley’s musical output since his earliest Komputer Cast (Haley’s podcast mix series) days. Polychora’s vault and input helped Haley and the team locate and curate the ultimate sequence of career-spanning off-album material, showcasing an artist in perpetual orbit of hazy machinist nostalgia. Haley’s singular style of melodic beat music is the work of countless iterations; with In Decay, Too, his idiosyncratic exercises, experiments, and pivots pause for a rightful wave of appreciation.
Khotin - Finds You Well Transparent Green Vinyl Edition
Khotin
Finds You Well Transparent Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Since debuting his Khotin project in 2014, Edmonton's Dylan Khotin - Foote has fine-tuned an impressionistic, dream-like style of music that straddles multiple sonic worlds. His output often sways from gentle synthesized atmospherics to hypnotic, dance-minded frameworks. His self-released 2018 LP, Beautiful You, offered a study on melody and memory; the album's nostalgia-nudging use of passing environments, voices, and abstractions captivated a cult following, a rare 4.5 review in Resident Advisor and the attention of Ghostly International, who pressed the cassette on vinyl for wider circulation in 2019. Now, Khotin reveals his first collection of new material since the signing. The album is a fluid continuation of his blissful and melancholic songcraft, extended humbly and warmly, Finds You Well. As tongue-in-cheek as the title may appear, the phrase has haunted the producer for some time. Most often seen at the start of correspondence, the words "I hope this email finds you well" can land with varying levels of sincerity, depending on context and mood. Khotin-Foote started to read the line more ominously during the onset of the pandemic. So, this set of music winks at both possibilities, mixing a platitude's opaque optimism with lurking uncertainty. Finds You Well can be heard in near-symmetrical halves: its 10 tracks represent the selections from a bounty of demos that, with less modesty, could have filled two records, one active and the other ambient. The resulting set isn't an even split but it's close. Riyl: Boards of Canada, Bibio, Four Tet, Ulrich Schnauss, Gold Panda, Huerco S
Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders Black Vinyl Edition
Mary Lattimore
Silver Ladders Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Los Angeles-based harpist Mary Lattimore returns with Silver Ladders, the full-length follow-up to acclaimed album Hundreds of Days. Silver Ladders was recorded with Slowdive's Neil Halstead as producer and collaborator. Recorded over nine days at Halstead's studio stationed on an old airfield, Silver Ladders finds Lattimore exercising command and restraint. Her signature style is refined, the sprawling layers of harp reigned in and accented by flourishes of low end synth and Halstead's guitar. The music can feel ominous but not by compromising vivid wonder, like oceanic overtones that shift with the tides. This material is colored by specific memories for Lattimore; "Neil has this poster of a surfer in his studio and I'd look at it each day, looking at the sunlight glinting on the dark wave. In these songs I like the contrast between the dark lows and the glittering highs. The gloom and the glimmer, the opposites, a lively surfing town in the winter turned kinda rainy and empty and quiet." These songs are clearly tales, and yet Silver Ladders is open to interpretation. Her memories _ "the Cornish landscape, the hotel from the movie The Witches, the cream tea, winning the pub quiz, the Sunday Roast, the ghosts of all of the surfers who had died in the wild waves, the night walks to the top of the hill to see the moon shining on the water_" _ shine through these works without defining them. In a way, much like the sea, or the sky, they belong to everyone. Such is the beauty of her craft, which stands here in unprecedented company and clarity, the confidence of an artist in full.
Khotin - Finds You Well Black Vinyl Edition
Khotin
Finds You Well Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Since debuting his Khotin project in 2014, Edmonton's Dylan Khotin - Foote has fine-tuned an impressionistic, dream-like style of music that straddles multiple sonic worlds. His output often sways from gentle synthesized atmospherics to hypnotic, dance-minded frameworks. His self-released 2018 LP, Beautiful You, offered a study on melody and memory; the album's nostalgia-nudging use of passing environments, voices, and abstractions captivated a cult following, a rare 4.5 review in Resident Advisor and the attention of Ghostly International, who pressed the cassette on vinyl for wider circulation in 2019. Now, Khotin reveals his first collection of new material since the signing. The album is a fluid continuation of his blissful and melancholic songcraft, extended humbly and warmly, Finds You Well. As tongue-in-cheek as the title may appear, the phrase has haunted the producer for some time. Most often seen at the start of correspondence, the words "I hope this email finds you well" can land with varying levels of sincerity, depending on context and mood. Khotin-Foote started to read the line more ominously during the onset of the pandemic. So, this set of music winks at both possibilities, mixing a platitude's opaque optimism with lurking uncertainty. Finds You Well can be heard in near-symmetrical halves: its 10 tracks represent the selections from a bounty of demos that, with less modesty, could have filled two records, one active and the other ambient. The resulting set isn't an even split but it's close. Riyl: Boards of Canada, Bibio, Four Tet, Ulrich Schnauss, Gold Panda, Huerco S
C418 - Minecraft Volume Beta Fire-Splattered Vinyl Edition
C418
Minecraft Volume Beta Fire-Splattered Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
As C418, composer and producer Daniel Rosenfeld designs sounds to resonate in both physical and pixelated realms. Best known for his original soundtracks to Minecraft, the single best-selling video game of all time, he's developed a discography of instrumental music over the last decade that traverses electronic pop patterns, neo-classical dreamscapes, and sparse ambient motifs. The latter element has broken from the "8-bit" pigeonholing of game music and earned him accolades that reference artists like Erik Satie (The Guardian) and Brian Eno (vice). In 2015, after quietly self-releasing Minecraft Volume Alpha and Minecraft Volume Beta, Rosenfeld partnered with Ghostly International to reissue Minecraft Volume Alpha on vinyl and CD. The release garnered attention from proper music critics and the gaming community alike, becoming one of the most sought after records in the Ghostly catalog. Now, following several restocks of Alpha to fervent fan response, it is time for the soundtrack's second installment to shine. For the legion of listeners and players to, at long last, have Minecraft Volume Beta in tangible formats. Originally self-released in 2013, Minecraft Volume Beta was C418's longest batch of music to date at nearly 140 minutes. The collection features tracks that were "silently" added to Minecraft during its music updates and a few that never officially entered the game. The run time is now adapted to fit the double LP format, while digital downloads include the full set. Rosenfeld's unmistakable abilities are on display; he creates a sweeping variety of musical ideas that mirror the limitless universe of Minecraft. Ghostly International is thrilled to give this unique collaboration its due treatment and hopes to see the creative inspiration which drives Minecraft and Rosenfeld continue to disperse by virtue of this unexpectedly universal music.
Shigeto - Versions
Shigeto
Versions
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
As he approaches a decade with Ghostly International, Shigeto and company extend a special session simply and aptly titled Versions. The full ensemble work culminates the fundamentals of the artist's upbringing, distinctive musical intuition, and connection to his collaborative community. The project's DNA traces back to Ann Arbor Community High School in the late 1990s. It was there where Zachary Saginaw and friends would jam with the school's artist in residence, jazz luminary Vincent York, earning themselves diploma-saving credits and style-shaping instincts. "(York) showed me how to play based on feeling and ear. I wouldn't be here without him," says Saginaw, dedicating the EP to his mentor. Whether in subtle or sweeping gestures, jazz has guided the drummer and producer's output from day one. Now he comes full circle with Versions, which acts as a counterpoint to recent dance-minded production and a connective thread between every era of Shigeto to date. "I wanted to show how different these songs can be when you take away the computer and make it a band," explains Saginaw. The personnel represents his closest crew and occasional stage plot: Marcus Elliot on tenor saxophone and flute, Ian Fink on keys, Brennan Duncan Andes on bass, Dez Andrés on congas, and Christopher Koltay on modular synths and analog delay. Fans will hear identifiable licks and original themes, but these songs are otherwise completely rewired, re-engineered for live instruments and interplay. "Back 2 Basics" tips a swing on The New Monday's "In Case You Forgot." The melody remains close, but the primary tune's rigidly programmed click drums wander into the pocket, splaying out with loosely sputtering fills and rolls. Here, Saginaw displays his brilliant stickwork, unplugged from any DAW constraints and instead fluid and active. Eliot's sax remains the lyrical heart of the song, and of most of the sessions, occupying the frontline with extended arpeggios. "MCW" _ an interpolation of "Field Day" (Lineage, 2011) _ rides Andes' bas...
Tycho - Awake
Tycho
Awake
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
16,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
For nearly a decade, Tycho has been known as the musical alias of Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake – his second LP for Ghostly International – the solo project has evolved into a three-piece band. Relating closer to post-rock than ambient soundscapes, the record is situated in the present, sounding more like Hansen than drawing from his influences. “This is, in many ways, the first true Tycho record.”
C418 - Minecraft Volume Beta Lenticular 3D Artwork Cover
C418
Minecraft Volume Beta Lenticular 3D Artwork Cover
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
33,29 €* 36,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
As C418, composer and producer Daniel Rosenfeld designs sounds to resonate in both physical and pixelated realms. Best known for his original soundtracks to Minecraft, the single best-selling video game of all time, he's developed a discography of instrumental music over the last decade that traverses electronic pop patterns, neo-classical dreamscapes, and sparse ambient motifs. The latter element has broken from the "8-bit" pigeonholing of game music and earned him accolades that reference artists like Erik Satie (The Guardian) and Brian Eno (vice). In 2015, after quietly self-releasing Minecraft Volume Alpha and Minecraft Volume Beta, Rosenfeld partnered with Ghostly International to reissue Minecraft Volume Alpha on vinyl and CD. The release garnered attention from proper music critics and the gaming community alike, becoming one of the most sought after records in the Ghostly catalog. Now, following several restocks of Alpha to fervent fan response, it is time for the soundtrack's second installment to shine. For the legion of listeners and players to, at long last, have Minecraft Volume Beta in tangible formats. Originally self-released in 2013, Minecraft Volume Beta was C418's longest batch of music to date at nearly 140 minutes. The collection features tracks that were "silently" added to Minecraft during its music updates and a few that never officially entered the game. The run time is now adapted to fit the double LP format, while digital downloads include the full set. Rosenfeld's unmistakable abilities are on display; he creates a sweeping variety of musical ideas that mirror the limitless universe of Minecraft. Ghostly International is thrilled to give this unique collaboration its due treatment and hopes to see the creative inspiration which drives Minecraft and Rosenfeld continue to disperse by virtue of this unexpectedly universal music.
HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club
HTRK
Psychic 9-5 Club
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
17,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Psychic 9-5 Club is truly an album for the body and for the soul.
Tycho - Past Is Prologue
Tycho
Past Is Prologue
2LP | 2006 | US | Reissue (Ghostly International)
23,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Tycho’s Past Is Prologue has a storied history. The tracks began as Sunrise Projector, Tycho’s 2004 full-length debut on Gammaphone records; the record was then expanded and reissued in 2006 as Past Is Prologue on Merck records; and now, Ghostly International is reissuing Tycho’s original masterwork, re-introducing graphic designer / producer Scott Hansen’s musical universe: a lush, expansive imaginary landscape of sepia-toned keyboards, warm downtempo beats, and mile after mile of sun-dappled beauty.
Com Truise - In Decay, Too
Com Truise
In Decay, Too
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
Much like its predecessor, In Decay, the 2014 compilation of unreleased, early Com Truise recordings, In Decay, Too unlocks a new set of rarities and unheard fragments from the past for the producer’s legion of fans. To accomplish such a feat, the Com camp tapped the Internet’s foremost Com Truise archivist, Polychora (formerly Comrade), whose YouTube channel has diligently documented Seth Haley’s musical output since his earliest Komputer Cast (Haley’s podcast mix series) days. Polychora’s vault and input helped Haley and the team locate and curate the ultimate sequence of career-spanning off-album material, showcasing an artist in perpetual orbit of hazy machinist nostalgia. Haley’s singular style of melodic beat music is the work of countless iterations; with In Decay, Too, his idiosyncratic exercises, experiments, and pivots pause for a rightful wave of appreciation.
Heathered Pearls - Cast Rust Patina Vinyl Edition
Heathered Pearls
Cast Rust Patina Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | Original (Ghostly International)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Since His 2012 Debut As Heathered Pearls, Jakub Alexander Has Constructed Art - Music, Objects, Installations, Performances - As A Way Of Re-Imagining Fragments Of His Past And Mapping Ideas For His Future. The Polish-Born, Michigan-Raised, New York-Based Artist And Producer Sees Imagery And Narrative Framework As Fluid Components To His Craft. Alexander's First Album, Loyal, Mimicked The Hypnotic Motions Of Ocean Waves At Night, Offering Melodic, Loop-Based Ambient Music As A Tribute To The Tasteful Influence Of His Mother And Aunt. The Second Heathered Pearls Album, Body Complex, Found Inspiration From Comfort, Imperfection, And Visions Of Interior Architecture, Transforming Loyal's Soft Textures Into Driving 4/4 Figures, Glacial Tone Drifts, And Starry Synth Plateaus. His 2017 Ep, Detroit, Mi 1997 - 2001, Reflected On A Formative Era Through Ephemeral Dance Music. The Third Heathered Pearls Full-Length, Cast, Returns To Moodier Loop Formats Joined By The Distinctly New Presence Of The Spoken Word. The Move Mirrors The Multitudes Of Its Namesake: Collaborators Comprise A Cast, Healing In The Bind Of A Cast, Complex Emotions And The Shadows They Cast. Alexander Started Work On Cast When Living In Berlin And In Queens. "I Hit A Wall Listening To These Tracks When They Were Instrumental." This Is Where He Diverged From Previous Modes, Deciding To Integrate Speech. With A Healthy Distaste For Aspects Of Performance Art, He Invited Strictly Non-Scripted Recordings, A Series Of Anti-Performances. This New Format Adds A Surprising Human Element To Music That Has Previously Operated As Sea-Shapes Or Infrastructure. These Flashes Of Language, Alexander's Close Friends Speaking About Things, Narratively And Cerebrally, Casually And Profoundly, Turn The Distinctive Heathered Pearls Sound Into Something Surprisingly Gritty, Tangible, And In Certain Sweeps, Cinematic. It Is As If The World Outside Of These Compositions Bleeds Into The Music, Casting Their Verbal Being From Just Off The Surface, Like The Album's Cover...
Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow - Hot Wet & Sassy Black & Clear Striped Vinyl Edition
Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow
Hot Wet & Sassy Black & Clear Striped Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
It's been four years since Sweatbox Dynasty, the fourth solo LP from Pennsylvanian experimentalist Tobacco. In that time, Tom Fec's project has toured with Nine Inch Nails, provided the theme song to HBO series Silicon Valley, and teamed with Aesop Rock for a collaborative album as Malibu Ken. He now returns to Ghostly International for Hot Wet & Sassy, a full-length album oozing with his most playful and approachable songs to date, which, conversely, express notions of antilove, self-hate, and disappointment in others. Pop impulses have always surged beneath the surface of his sound - blown-out bass, analog synths, drum machines, and Fec's unmistakable analog gurgle and hiss - here they've bubbled to the top. "I feel like it's the most I've been able to refine what I'm doing," says Fec. "For the past decade I've had this motherfxcker on my shoulder that makes me pick away at structure and melody. Purposely covering up moments because I can. That really came to a peak on Sweatbox. So I wanted the opposite this time. Write the songs without ripping them in half. I went from 'what would the Butthole Surfers do?' to 'what would Cyndi Lauper do?'" And what would Trent Reznor do? Fec found his answer straight from the source. Their collaborative track, "Babysitter," fuses their voices into one deranged presence: "I'm the new babysitter," they alert, before pivoting into a menacingly saccharine bridge. The track tumbles on a tom fill, then a punishing synth line rips into a cacophony of drums and feedback like a lawnmower gnawing through the living room carpet. "This was new for me, but I wanted to write a song that was everything I am and have been, and then like one notch further. Trent was the notch further," adds Fec. The collaboration is a work of alchemy seamlessly blending Tobacco's trademarks with Reznor's industrial rust and sonic gore. Downcast, sincere, woozy, "Jinmenken" might be the closest Fec has come to a ballad. "Maybe you can find me down the line," his vocoded delivery bounces along the beat. "It's me trying to write a Jets song," says Fec. Album opener "Centaur Skin" presents the stylistic concoction that has been the Tobacco MO from the beginning, crossing dreamy melodic shimmer with the sinister tones and slime. This has become easier to digest, but also far more potent. A motorik beat steadies the track's galloping arpeggio, acting as a springboard for Fec's dark ruminations as well as an uncharacteristically crystalline synth solo. "It's my feel good self hate anthem. Don't worry, I'm good. It was fun to write." Tobacco hasn't been reinvented, but it has been refined and distilled. Brighter, sharper, and far more dangerous because of it. Hot Wet & Sassy is practically staring at the sun without shades and feeling those corneas roast. Everything looks good as your vision fades. The pop-forward structures exert their undeniable hooks with baneful precision, pulling listeners into their clutches; once there, sugary melody rewards submission.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Mosaic Of Transformation Clear Vinyl Edition
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Mosaic Of Transformation Black Vinyl Edition
Com Truise - Persuasion System Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
Mary Lattimore - Hundreds Of Days Black Vinyl Edition
Tycho - Dive
Tycho
Dive
2LP | 2011 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
18,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
While his formative years were spent listening to everything from Yes to Photek, Scott Hansen didn't get his hands on an actual guitar or drum machine until he left his native Sacramento for San Francisco in 1995. "Encountering this whole new world at 20 years old was a profound experience," says Hansen, better known by his musical pseudonym Tycho and as the graphic artist ISO50. "At the time, I was just learning the processes of design and music, both felt very similar, and have flowed back and forth for me ever since."

As seamless as his two creative outlets have been, nearly a decade passed before the release of Hansen's first proper Tycho LP, Sunrise Projector (later expanded and reissued under the title Past Is Prologue). And while three striking singles have emerged since then, the sum of all those sepia-toned parts is nowhere near the double-exposed soundscapes of Dive. The product of a prolonged break from IS050's design work and blog, it pays tribute to Tycho's prismatic past (the dense, guitar-guided turning points of 'Daydream' and 'Adrift') but spends most of its time pointing to the project's not-so- distant future.

That can mean any number of things, really, from the halcyon hooks and hopeful horizons of 'A Walk' to the expansive, wildly expressive tone poetry of the title track, an eight-minute epic that unfolds like a compressed concept album. Or at the very least, a restless vision of prog-rock - one that's been coated in neon colors and filtered through a thick piece of blotter paper. And then there's 'Elegy,' a spare curtain closer that pairs a vulnerable crescendo with a fitting bridge to future works.

And with that, Dive establishes its position as the most diverse musical statement of Hansen's multi-medium career, the point where his skills as a performer finally catch up with his vaporized vision of a world that doesn't belong to any particular time or place.
Brijean - Feelings Blue & Pink Swirl Vinyl Edition
Brijean
Feelings Blue & Pink Swirl Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 26.02.2021
"Do you feel what I feel too?" Brijean Murphy floats the question at the start of Feelings, the full-length Ghostly International debut from Brijean, her collaborative project with Doug Stuart. Guided by a lush mix of charismatic keyboard chords, grooving bass lines, and radiant bongo-driven rhythms, the "Day Dreaming" lyric doubles as an invitation and a statement of intention. Brijean want you to move, physically, mentally, dimensionally; this is dance music for the mind, body, and soul. With Feelings, they've manifested a gentle collective space for respite, for self-reflection, for self-care, for uninhibited imagination and new possibilities. The album cultivates a specific vibe, a softness Murphy has come to call "romancing the psyche." Growing up in a family immersed in jazz, Latin and soul music, Murphy would become an accomplished DJ, session and live player in Oakland's diverse music scene and one of indie's most in-demand percussionists (Poolside, Toro Y Moi, U.S. Girls). In 2018, she began recording songs with multi-instrumentalist and producer Doug Stuart, who shares a background in jazz and pop in bands such as Bells Atlas, Meernaa, and Luke Temple. Following their first sessions, which resulted in the mini-album Walkie Talkie (released in 2019 on Native Cat Recordings), the duo continued freeform hangs in Oakland, inviting friends Chaz Bear, Tony Peppers, and Hamir Atwal. "We improvised on different feels for hours," says Murphy. "Nothing quite developed at first but we had seeds. We re-opened the sessions a couple months later, after returning from tours, and spent a month developing the songs in a little 400 square foot cottage." Aforementioned album opener "Day Dreaming" is a dynamic celebration of newness: the excitement in finding deeper understandings of yourself as you get to know someone, something, or somewhere new. "Wifi Beach" drops a pin in pure psych-pop exotica. With Atwal on drums, Stuart on bass, Peppers on keys, and Bear engineering, the group improvised the track's intro sequence based on the vision of a lavish 1970s pool party. Establishing the scene is a mid-frequency drum kit disco shuffle augmented by tight congas and timbale effect, as Murphy sings in spurts: "I want to be / Deep in love / I want to be / Say you love me too / I want to be / Honey." The stanzas cut between "reflective moments of wants and being overwhelmed by feelings of the present," she explains. "A lot of the `love songs' I write are to my psyche, self-reflections on how to encourage tender perspectives and make more time for the sweet stuff." Though there is a loose, dance-oriented motif throughout, the material gives way to somnolent turns. On "Ocean," Brijean's anodyne lyrics, reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto's airy croon, float atop a brushed drum pattern, sparkling rhodes lines, and pittering and softly funky woodblock bops. The opening line sets up the rest, "In this gentle space we lay" _ among the album's propensity for movement, tracks like "Ocean" stand out by leaning back for momentary sways of blissful introspection. Murphy calls the charming "Hey Boy" a "psychedelic guide _ the exploration of finding what feels good _ through sorrow, anxiety, apathy." This mentality applies to Feelings on the whole: in these nebulous and verdant worlds of hazy melodies, feathery hooks, and percussive details, the songs simply want us to feel alive. They radiate in wonderful abandon and with a sense of devotion to the self. Riyl: Stereolab, Astrud Gilberto, Air, Little Dragon, Broadcast, Khruangbin, Poolside.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Mosaic Of Transformation Exclusive Limited Lenticular Card Bundle
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Mosaic Of Transformation Exclusive Limited Lenticular Card Bundle
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
Limited edition bundle of the transparent vinyl LP with a beautiful lenticular postcard (5" x 5" / 127 x 127 mm).

West coast composer, artist, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has chartered a pioneering career with multiple critically-acclaimed albums since 2015. Following the release of The Kid in 2017, Smith focused her energy in several directions. She founded Touchtheplants, a multidisciplinary creative environment for projects including the first volumes in her instrumental Electronic Series and pocket-sized poetry books on the practice of listening within. She's continued to explore the endless possibilities of electronic instruments as well as the shapes, movements, and expressions found in the physical body's relationship to sound and color. It is this life-guiding interest that forms the foundational frequencies of her most recent full-length, The Mosaic of Transformation, a bright, sensorial glide through unbound wave phenomena and the radiant power discovered within oneself. "I guess in one sentence, this album is my expression of love and appreciation for electricity," says Smith. While writing and recording, she embraced a daily practice of physical movement, passing electricity through her body and into motion, in ways reflecting her audio practice, which sends currents through modular synthesizers and into the air through speakers. Not a dancer by any traditional definition, she taught herself improvisatory movement realizing flexibility, strength, and unexpectedly, a "visual language" stemming from the human body and comprised of vibrational shapes. Understood as cymatics, as Smith says, "as a reference for how frequencies can be visualized," much like a mosaic. Smith describes her first encounters with this mosaic; "the inspiration came to me in a sudden bubble of joy. It was accompanied by a multitude of shapes that were moving seamlessly from one into the other...My movement practice has been a constant transformation piece by piece. I made this album in the same way. Every day I would transform what I did yesterday...into something else. This album has gone through about 12 different versions of itself." As it has arrived, in a completed state, The Mosaic of Transformation is a holistic manifestation of embodied motions. Smith's signature textural curiosity that fans have grown to adore pivots naturally into a proprioceptive study of melody and timbre. Airy organ and voice interweave with burbling Buchla-spawned harmonic bubbles. "The Steady Heart" quivers to life, peppering blasts of wooden organ between winding vocal affirmations. As with a body, moving one portion requires a balance and counterbalance; here, subtle tonal twitchy signals fire in conjunction with coiling arias to create a mesmeric core. When the beat arrives at the midway mark, a swooping and jittery waltz, a sense of stasis in motion, a flow state, is sonically achieved. As soon as it syncs, it disappears back into the swirling ebbs of electric force. Other tracks stray into more ruminative physical realms. "Carrying Gravity" is built around string-like pads that expand and contract like a solar plexus, becoming taught and then loose. If the record could be summarized in a single movement, it is the 10-minute closing suite, a rapturous collage called "Expanding Electricity." Symphonic phrases establish the piece before washes of glittering electric peals and synthesized vibraphone helix into focus. Soon, Smith's voice grounds it all with an intuitive vocal hook, harmonized and augmented by concentric spirals of harp-and-horn-like sounds. Smith's music doesn't capture a specific emotion as much as it captures the joys of possessing a body, and the ability to, with devotion and a steady open heart, maneuver that vessel in space by way of electricity to euphoric degrees.
V.A. - Thousands Of Eyes In The Dark
V.A.
Thousands Of Eyes In The Dark
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
10 exclusive new ambient songs from a cast of international artists including Emily A. Sprague, Orcas, Sarah Davachi, Khotin, Yosi Horikawa, and more. Thousands of Eyes in the Dark is a collection celebrating international talent with an outward gaze. Ten original works of contemporary melodic and incidental electronics _ fragments, moods, vignettes _ sequenced as one continuous suite, a pairing of personal expression with wide angle vision. Submissions stretch far beyond Ghostly's roster and roots. Tracing the tracklist on a map, we begin in the Netherlands with Suzanne Kraft operating under his SK U Kno alias. Stabs of guitar mingle with washes of restless sound design on "Cut and Faze," a gripping, asymmetric opener. Pan over to Los Angeles next, where emerging modular synth practitioner Emily Sprague patches "Mesa," lightly coiling the tonal hymn skyward. The third track, "This Was Us," belongs to Berlin-based Dutch-Italian composer Aimée Portioli aka Grand River. She says the tender, strolling piece references the dissolution of a relationship and was improvised on a Yamaha DX7 following a night with friends; "I just sat with the instrument and started to play. I kind of needed a moment to myself." Back in Ann Arbor, Ghostly's first home, label mainstay Tadd Mullinix renders an oscillating study of sensations titled as a nod to the film Woman in the Dunes. Closing side A is Canadian composer Sarah Davachi, who drafted her cathedral-filling drone for Mellotron and Hammond organ. The entry point to Side B hazily stirs and crackles in the care of Orcas, the collaboration between veterans Rafael Anton Irisarri (The Sight Below) and Thomas Meluch (Benoit Pioulard). They cite a lineage of classic ambient inspirations: Mark Hollis, Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook, Fennesz & David Sylvian. Vancouver producer and recent signee Khotin provides one of the series' sweetest moments yet, "Angel Epicenter," his signature dream-like climes anchored by a steady pulse. Immediately following is its twangiest, "Shepherd Canyon" by Saariselka, the meditations of Oakland, California composers Marielle Jakobsons (Fender Rhodes, organ, synthesizers) and Chuck Johnson (pedal steel guitar and treatments). That pastoral terrain is left to linger a moment before into turning to concrete, courtesy of Manchester duo Space Afrika, known for their vast, disintegrating urban dubscapes. Thousands of Eyes in the Dark finishes its first cycle in Japan, as producer and field recordist Yosi Horikawa leads listeners through a lush forest of sound, outlining every step with melancholic piano phrasings, inching into the sublime. Designed for repeat play-through, these ten tracks from some of the world's finest sound artists double as a worthy metaphor for Ghostly's 20-year run with SMM: a discerning set keeping us engrossed and guessing.
Choir Of Young Believers - This Is For The White In Your Eyes
Galcher Lustwerk - Information Black Vinyl Edition
Galcher Lustwerk
Information Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
First, the intel: since the emergence of 100% GALCHER, his first mixtape in 2013, Cleveland-raised, New York-based producer and DJ Galcher Lustwerk has operated in his own lane of low-key hip-house music. Deep, smooth, psychedelic, equally cut for the club, after-hours, night drives, and headphones. The sound was set from the start: a smokey stream-of-consciousness baritone shadow-boxing with beats, informed by funk, rap, rhythm and blues. He runs the label Lustwerk Music, an underground home to friends' work and several of his releases including the collaborative project Studio OST. In 2017 he issued his debut album, Dark Bliss, via White Material, and the following year shared a 20-track sprawl, 200% GALCHER, sharpening his craft.

Now, the Information: Galcher Lustwerk’s Ghostly International debut is a clandestine rendezvous of half-dreamt nightlifes and smudged club dossiers, redacted like faded memories. Free associations on life as a recurring visitor, a deep house cover agent swaggering on and off the beat from city to city. As with most sleuthing, there are dead ends, transient (dis)engagements, faked documents, puzzles, and half-truths illuminated by strobe lights and cell phones. As he fills the file on Information, evidence suggests that Lustwerk is a singular and savvy logician.

Stylistically, the tracks on Information are certainly in the same realm as Galcher Lustwerk’s previous output, but a noted inclusion of more live drums and jazz saxophone create a new dynamic. As does a pivot in mindset, he explains: “Being from the midwest and with Ghostly putting it out, I think it’s fitting to cull together my most midwest-minded, ‘hookier’ tracks. I wanted to capture a bittersweet quality that I hear in a lot of other Cleveland producers.”

“Cig Angel” bubbles to life after dark, with a skipped out drum break bouncing through signature murky melodies and a hazy incognito narrative; the gumshoe ricochets late after a chance encounter, bailing to dust for prints at the penthouse. Similarly, on “Another Story,” a tight drum groove with reverberated claps pace through hovering clusters of major/minor synth structures. Every P.I. is due their own diligence, and here we see Galcher Lustwerk fronting lyrically, casting off idiosyncratic crows as he glides through the shimmering gutters of the city at night. “I See a Dime” bounds off at a chase sequence pace, with bongos and tightly wound high hats, syncopated lyrics and scratchy voicemail memos glinting in an out of focus, synth saws and clipped house melodies casting the sequence in hard lighting and deep shadows.

One thing is clear, straight from the man himself, “Information doesn’t equal knowledge, though we may be getting facts, the truth may not be clear.” He isn’t as interested in decoding reality as he is playing with it, letting fragmented memories inform his fiction, fusing the exaggeration of rap with the suspended belief of dance music. Any uncertainty aside, on Information, Galcher Lustwerk is characteristically and conspicuously on point.
Steve Hauschildt - Nonlin Liquid Mercury Vinyl Edition
Steve Hauschildt
Nonlin Liquid Mercury Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Chicago-based contemporary electronic musician Steve Hauschildt has composed panoramas of synthesized sound for over a decade. First within his former band, Emeralds, an American touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music, and later across a steady and critically-acclaimed stream of solo releases spanning ambient techno, arpeggiated electronica and post-kosmische styles utilizing synthesizers, computers, and digital processing. In 2018, he extended a collection of rich, visceral tracks titled Dissolvi, his first release on Ghostly International and his most collaborative work to date. Just a year later, Hauschildt returns with Nonlin, an album that's freer, leaner, and looser, both structurally and conceptually; less linear compared to its predecessor, but still captivating. Developed and recorded in several studios during and around the edges of tour - Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Tbilisi, and Brussels - this material emulates an alienating encounter with a smattering of places, a replicant of culture shock, a solitary and stark experience with uncanny environments, melody and dissonance as oblique locales.Nonlin finds Hauschildt evolving his palette of tools, integrating modular and granular synthesis. The improvisatory and generative nature of modular systems, when paired with his signature grid-oriented and hand-played techniques, guides these compositions slightly out of line to hypnotic effect. Opener "Cloudloss" permeates the mix with an unsettling smog, which reappears and all but engulfs "A Planet Left Behind." On cuts like "Attractor B" and "Subtractive Skies," pockets of air rest between sequenced pulses, whose crumpling and flattening folds build into a restrained rapture of crisp frequencies and milky reverb-swallowed coruscations.The album's title track and centerpiece logs on to a foreign network, a fractured percussion signal that modulates and stutters into static amidst curious melodic sparkling in the hazy bandwidth. "Reverse Culture Music" casts an elegant and broo...
HTRK - Venus In Leo
HTRK
Venus In Leo
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The fourth album from HTRK, the duo of Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang, arrives five years on from 2014's Psychic 9-5 Club. While some much-loved HTRK hallmarks remain-the combination of space and intimacy, the unmistakable interplay between Yang's guitars and effects and Standish's vocals-Venus In Leo comes with its own sonic palette, marking a new chapter for one of the most distinctive bands of the past decade.

The duo warmed up for the album with two singles, Drama and Dying Of Jealousy, smoky, elegant records that set the (understated) tone for Venus In Leo with deadpan lyrics and gorgeous, toned-back arrangements. It laid bare the latest iteration of the HTRK sound-where their early material was scuzzy, then dubbed-out, now Yang's instrumental arrangements are brought to the surface, covered by nothing more than a fine gauze.

On Venus In Leo, Standish's vocals are crisply rendered, with songs about jealousy, longing and (anti) wellness: recipes for the drama that simmers just below the surface of mundane suburban life. There's an Instagrammer who sets earnest thirst traps and watches the likes roll in, and a cover of Missy Elliott's "Hit Em Wit Da Hee." Listen closely and you'll hear lyrics that are tender, acerbic and desperate-sometimes all at once. While early HTRK music was spiky and raw, Venus In Leo is organic, representing a melodic and songwriting highpoint for the band.

It's been ten years since HTRK released their breakthrough first album, Marry Me Tonight. The band has undergone profound changes, with the first two albums released amid the deaths of close friend and collaborator Rowland S Howard and HTRK cofounder Sean Stewart. 2014's Psychic 9-5 Club, released through Ghostly, signalled the beginning of a new era for Standish and Yang, and Venus In Leo cements their status as crucial innovators and wry storytellers.

Following a break from international touring, HTRK will return to the live arena this year, with a set at world-renowned experimental festival Berlin Atonal confirmed for August 2019.
Com Truise - Persuasion System Black Vinyl Ediiotn
Steve Hauschildt - Dissolvi Black Vinyl Edition
Steve Hauschildt
Dissolvi Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Formerly member of beloved 00's electronic experimental band Emeralds. · Features
vocal contributions from Julianna Barwick & GABI. In search of the sublime,
contemporary electronic musician Steve Hauschildt has designed grids and
panoramas of sound across multiple releases through the rise and dissolution of his
former band, Emeralds, an American touchstone of 2000s home-recorded
psychedelic noise music. Consistent with his solo work is Hauschildt's ability to coil
his craft in precise, varied, and distinctly physical forms. Gently spinning arpeggios
converse with post-industrial decay. Sonic fibers sway like pendulums from static
melancholy to motorik bliss. Dissolvi, the artist's first full-length with Ghostly
International, engages sublimation from an ontological perspective: by dissociating
the self. Hauschildt steps out from the singular path, for the first time in a traditional
studio, to compose and arrange contributions from friends. As a result, his most
collaborative work to date extends a vast, vibrating framework in which to consider
the state of being.
Dabrye - Box Set
Dabrye
Box Set
4LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
98,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 500 units worldwide. Records are contained in black debossed slipcase box set with silver foil stamped edition number on back. Designed by Michael Cina. Contents: GI-04 Dabrye - One/Three [2018 Remaster] LP GI-50 Dabrye - Two/Three 2xLP GI-303 Dabrye - Three/Three 2xLP (Clear Vinyl) GI-24 Dabrye - Instrmntl LP (Blue Vinyl) Nearly 20 years after the first Dabrye beats burst out of Mullinix's home computer, Ghostly International is compiling reissues of all three Dabrye albums - One/Three, Two/Three, and Instrmntl - with the third chapter in the Dabrye album trilogy, the long-awaited Three/Three album, in an exclusive limited edition numbered box set. Time hasn't dulled Mullinix's sonic throw-ups, if anything the blur between digital and physical, hip-hop and electronic, subtlety and ruggedness that his music always implied is even more relevant today, especially in a world where students of his style are among the biggest names in the game. Like the city it looked to for inspiration, Dabrye's sound was built to last.
Dabrye - Three/Three Black Vinyl Edition
Dabrye - Instrmntl
Dabrye
Instrmntl
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Made possible after a beat tape swap between Prefuse 73 and Dabrye after the pair shared the stage in Detroit, Instrmntl is a continuation of the beat
experiments Tadd Mullinix began with One/Three and a bridge to the diverse textures that would define Two/Three four years later. Instrmntl offers a
snapshot of a time when potentials seemed infinite, when lines could be drawn between jazz, ragga jungle, techno, and hip-hop and the resulting shape
divined an exciting future.
Com Truise - Cyanide Sisters Black Vinyl Edition
Com Truise - Iteration Black Vinyl Edition
Com Truise
Iteration Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Com Truise returns with first new album in six years.
Lusine - Sensorimotor Black Vinyl Edition
Lusine
Sensorimotor Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
From his early releases as Lusine onward, Jeff McIlwain’s electronic explorations make up one of the more diverse discographies of the past decade and a half. Effortlessly blurring the lines between techno, electro-pop and experimental composition, the Texas-raised/Seattle-based producer’s arrangements are meticulously constructed, but also filled with emotion and soul. With an introspective turn that’s hinted at in the record title, Lusine’s fourth album for Ghostly sees McIlwain diffusing the pop-leanings of 2013’s The Waiting Room with opaque, brush-stroked melodies washing over these new buoyant productions.

“I suppose the concept behind Sensorimotor pulls from a special kind of double meaning of the word,” McIlwain reveals. “The literal, to me, is the integration of your senses with actions, like with birds and how they move so fluidly in flocks. It’s just fascinating how their brains are able to comprehend such quick actions collectively at once.”

“The symbolic is a bit harder to put into words,” he adds. “I guess it’s just the concept of figuring out how much control you have over your artistic output—what types of restrictions you should place on it versus how much of it just involves instinct and intuitiveness.”

Indeed, Sensorimotor is a visceral album, with gorgeous opener “Canopy” slowly building into an empyrean cloud of music box chimes and an amorphous thrum. The following “Ticking Hands” is just as beguiling yet also more formed, with the processed melancholy vocals of McIlwain and his wife Sarah filtered into a chilling lament that unfolds over the song’s light skitters and Kraftwerkian pulse.

“Sarah and I wrote this song (“Ticking Hands”) as a kind of catharsis for the time we spend apart when I’m touring,” McIlwain explains. “It’s about the idea of being somewhere and wishing your other half was there to experience those moments.”

Sensorimotor finds other past Lusine collaborators returning as well, with longtime friend Benoît Pioulard’s narcotic croon looped into a swirling arpeggio during “Witness.” Vilja Larjosto also makes two appearances, with her sun-kissed vocal melodies spliced and splayed across the steady pulsing bass and fluorescent synth pads of “Just a Cloud,” and later on “Won’t Forget,” delivering a breathy processed melody atop a jaunty shuffle of cut-up woodwind instruments and keys.

Working with an arsenal that includes an MPC1000, a borrowed Prophet 5, hand percussion, glockenspiel, as well as field recordings and samples of live instruments, McIlwain’s productions often merge the digital world with the real world. Yet from the fluttering Terry Riley-esque samples of woodwinds in “Chatter” to the epic, widescreen synths of “The Lift,” Sensorimotor is surprisingly cohesive throughout. Its ebb and flow forms a musical narrative that’s as much a Lusine album as it is a soundtrack for the listener’s own imagination.
Tycho - Epoch Black Vinyl Edition
Tycho
Epoch Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Epoch is the latest album from Scott Hansen's continually expanding project Tycho. The new album is at once a departure and an evolution for Tycho; honing the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory.
Matthew Dear - Black City
Dabrye - Two / three instrumentals
Dabrye - Two / Three Instrumentals
Brijean - Feelings Black Vinyl Edition
Brijean
Feelings Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 26.02.2021
"Do you feel what I feel too?" Brijean Murphy floats the question at the start of Feelings, the full-length Ghostly International debut from Brijean, her collaborative project with Doug Stuart. Guided by a lush mix of charismatic keyboard chords, grooving bass lines, and radiant bongo-driven rhythms, the "Day Dreaming" lyric doubles as an invitation and a statement of intention. Brijean want you to move, physically, mentally, dimensionally; this is dance music for the mind, body, and soul. With Feelings, they've manifested a gentle collective space for respite, for self-reflection, for self-care, for uninhibited imagination and new possibilities. The album cultivates a specific vibe, a softness Murphy has come to call "romancing the psyche." Growing up in a family immersed in jazz, Latin and soul music, Murphy would become an accomplished DJ, session and live player in Oakland's diverse music scene and one of indie's most in-demand percussionists (Poolside, Toro Y Moi, U.S. Girls). In 2018, she began recording songs with multi-instrumentalist and producer Doug Stuart, who shares a background in jazz and pop in bands such as Bells Atlas, Meernaa, and Luke Temple. Following their first sessions, which resulted in the mini-album Walkie Talkie (released in 2019 on Native Cat Recordings), the duo continued freeform hangs in Oakland, inviting friends Chaz Bear, Tony Peppers, and Hamir Atwal. "We improvised on different feels for hours," says Murphy. "Nothing quite developed at first but we had seeds. We re-opened the sessions a couple months later, after returning from tours, and spent a month developing the songs in a little 400 square foot cottage." Aforementioned album opener "Day Dreaming" is a dynamic celebration of newness: the excitement in finding deeper understandings of yourself as you get to know someone, something, or somewhere new. "Wifi Beach" drops a pin in pure psych-pop exotica. With Atwal on drums, Stuart on bass, Peppers on keys, and Bear engineering, the group improvised the track's intro sequence based on the vision of a lavish 1970s pool party. Establishing the scene is a mid-frequency drum kit disco shuffle augmented by tight congas and timbale effect, as Murphy sings in spurts: "I want to be / Deep in love / I want to be / Say you love me too / I want to be / Honey." The stanzas cut between "reflective moments of wants and being overwhelmed by feelings of the present," she explains. "A lot of the `love songs' I write are to my psyche, self-reflections on how to encourage tender perspectives and make more time for the sweet stuff." Though there is a loose, dance-oriented motif throughout, the material gives way to somnolent turns. On "Ocean," Brijean's anodyne lyrics, reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto's airy croon, float atop a brushed drum pattern, sparkling rhodes lines, and pittering and softly funky woodblock bops. The opening line sets up the rest, "In this gentle space we lay" _ among the album's propensity for movement, tracks like "Ocean" stand out by leaning back for momentary sways of blissful introspection. Murphy calls the charming "Hey Boy" a "psychedelic guide _ the exploration of finding what feels good _ through sorrow, anxiety, apathy." This mentality applies to Feelings on the whole: in these nebulous and verdant worlds of hazy melodies, feathery hooks, and percussive details, the songs simply want us to feel alive. They radiate in wonderful abandon and with a sense of devotion to the self. Riyl: Stereolab, Astrud Gilberto, Air, Little Dragon, Broadcast, Khruangbin, Poolside.
Khotin - Finds You Well
Khotin
Finds You Well
Tape | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
Since debuting his Khotin project in 2014, Edmonton's Dylan Khotin - Foote has fine-tuned an impressionistic, dream-like style of music that straddles multiple sonic worlds. His output often sways from gentle synthesized atmospherics to hypnotic, dance-minded frameworks. His self-released 2018 LP, Beautiful You, offered a study on melody and memory; the album's nostalgia-nudging use of passing environments, voices, and abstractions captivated a cult following, a rare 4.5 review in Resident Advisor and the attention of Ghostly International, who pressed the cassette on vinyl for wider circulation in 2019. Now, Khotin reveals his first collection of new material since the signing. The album is a fluid continuation of his blissful and melancholic songcraft, extended humbly and warmly, Finds You Well. As tongue-in-cheek as the title may appear, the phrase has haunted the producer for some time. Most often seen at the start of correspondence, the words "I hope this email finds you well" can land with varying levels of sincerity, depending on context and mood. Khotin-Foote started to read the line more ominously during the onset of the pandemic. So, this set of music winks at both possibilities, mixing a platitude's opaque optimism with lurking uncertainty. Finds You Well can be heard in near-symmetrical halves: its 10 tracks represent the selections from a bounty of demos that, with less modesty, could have filled two records, one active and the other ambient. The resulting set isn't an even split but it's close. Riyl: Boards of Canada, Bibio, Four Tet, Ulrich Schnauss, Gold Panda, Huerco S
Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow - Hot Wet & Sassy Black Vinyl Edition
Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow
Hot Wet & Sassy Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
It's been four years since Sweatbox Dynasty, the fourth solo LP from Pennsylvanian experimentalist Tobacco. In that time, Tom Fec's project has toured with Nine Inch Nails, provided the theme song to HBO series Silicon Valley, and teamed with Aesop Rock for a collaborative album as Malibu Ken. He now returns to Ghostly International for Hot Wet & Sassy, a full-length album oozing with his most playful and approachable songs to date, which, conversely, express notions of antilove, self-hate, and disappointment in others. Pop impulses have always surged beneath the surface of his sound - blown-out bass, analog synths, drum machines, and Fec's unmistakable analog gurgle and hiss - here they've bubbled to the top. "I feel like it's the most I've been able to refine what I'm doing," says Fec. "For the past decade I've had this motherfxcker on my shoulder that makes me pick away at structure and melody. Purposely covering up moments because I can. That really came to a peak on Sweatbox. So I wanted the opposite this time. Write the songs without ripping them in half. I went from 'what would the Butthole Surfers do?' to 'what would Cyndi Lauper do?'" And what would Trent Reznor do? Fec found his answer straight from the source. Their collaborative track, "Babysitter," fuses their voices into one deranged presence: "I'm the new babysitter," they alert, before pivoting into a menacingly saccharine bridge. The track tumbles on a tom fill, then a punishing synth line rips into a cacophony of drums and feedback like a lawnmower gnawing through the living room carpet. "This was new for me, but I wanted to write a song that was everything I am and have been, and then like one notch further. Trent was the notch further," adds Fec. The collaboration is a work of alchemy seamlessly blending Tobacco's trademarks with Reznor's industrial rust and sonic gore. Downcast, sincere, woozy, "Jinmenken" might be the closest Fec has come to a ballad. "Maybe you can find me down the line," his vocoded delivery bounces along the beat. "It's me trying to write a Jets song," says Fec. Album opener "Centaur Skin" presents the stylistic concoction that has been the Tobacco MO from the beginning, crossing dreamy melodic shimmer with the sinister tones and slime. This has become easier to digest, but also far more potent. A motorik beat steadies the track's galloping arpeggio, acting as a springboard for Fec's dark ruminations as well as an uncharacteristically crystalline synth solo. "It's my feel good self hate anthem. Don't worry, I'm good. It was fun to write." Tobacco hasn't been reinvented, but it has been refined and distilled. Brighter, sharper, and far more dangerous because of it. Hot Wet & Sassy is practically staring at the sun without shades and feeling those corneas roast. Everything looks good as your vision fades. The pop-forward structures exert their undeniable hooks with baneful precision, pulling listeners into their clutches; once there, sugary melody rewards submission.
C418 - Minecraft Volume Beta Black Vinyl Edition
C418
Minecraft Volume Beta Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
As C418, composer and producer Daniel Rosenfeld designs sounds to resonate in both physical and pixelated realms. Best known for his original soundtracks to Minecraft, the single best-selling video game of all time, he's developed a discography of instrumental music over the last decade that traverses electronic pop patterns, neo-classical dreamscapes, and sparse ambient motifs. The latter element has broken from the "8-bit" pigeonholing of game music and earned him accolades that reference artists like Erik Satie (The Guardian) and Brian Eno (vice). In 2015, after quietly self-releasing Minecraft Volume Alpha and Minecraft Volume Beta, Rosenfeld partnered with Ghostly International to reissue Minecraft Volume Alpha on vinyl and CD. The release garnered attention from proper music critics and the gaming community alike, becoming one of the most sought after records in the Ghostly catalog. Now, following several restocks of Alpha to fervent fan response, it is time for the soundtrack's second installment to shine. For the legion of listeners and players to, at long last, have Minecraft Volume Beta in tangible formats. Originally self-released in 2013, Minecraft Volume Beta was C418's longest batch of music to date at nearly 140 minutes. The collection features tracks that were "silently" added to Minecraft during its music updates and a few that never officially entered the game. The run time is now adapted to fit the double LP format, while digital downloads include the full set. Rosenfeld's unmistakable abilities are on display; he creates a sweeping variety of musical ideas that mirror the limitless universe of Minecraft. Ghostly International is thrilled to give this unique collaboration its due treatment and hopes to see the creative inspiration which drives Minecraft and Rosenfeld continue to disperse by virtue of this unexpectedly universal music.
Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow - Hungry Eyes Gray Vinyl Edition
Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow
Hungry Eyes Gray Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
It's been four years since Sweatbox Dynasty, the fourth soloLP from Pennsylvanian experimentalist TOBACCO. In that time,Tom Fec's project has toured with Nine Inch Nails, providedthe theme song to HBO series Silicon Valley, and teamed withAesop Rock for a collaborative album as Malibu Ken. He nowreturns to Ghostly International for a characteristically sludgedout 7" release, sounding the alarm for new TOBACCO material in 2020. Fans may recognize "Hungry Eyes" from recent live sets, or perhaps from the Pokemon porn parody video where it first emerged. TOBACCO's take on the Eric Carmen song (written by Franke Previte and John DeNicola) obscures its sentimentality, mucking up the desire of the Dirty Dancing classic while honoring its strange and timeless mystique. Pop melodies and structure intact, the TOBACCO treatment is textural: all blownout bass, analog synths, and drum machine chugging beneath Fec's unmistakable analog gurgle and hiss."I did Hungry Eyes because I just love it. It's a perfect song. I play it straightforward and stay mindful not to disrespect the original." The B-side, "Can't Count On Her," doubles down on the damaged, cassette-to-sampler style of the Sweatbox Dynasty sessions _ "I guess like the last breath of what I was doing," says Fec. "Getting it out of the system."
Drama - Dance Without Me
V.A. - Ghostly Swim 2
V.A.
Ghostly Swim 2
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
First time on vinyl! Legend has it that Brian Eno's concept of ambient music came to him while laid up in a hospital bed after an automobile accident in the 70s. A friend brought him some records, playing them too low to be properly heard, and Eno couldn't get out of bed to adjust the volume. While the record spun softly, Eno's idea for music you could ignore as easily as you could give it your full attention, like a sort of sonic wallpaper, was born. It's in that spirit of quiet isolation that Ghostly International, in association with Adult Swim, shares Ghostly Swim 2. Released in 2008, Ghostly Swim was praised for its adventurous survey of exploratory dance and pop music. Our curatorial focus has shifted this time around, moving further inward (spiritually) and outward (as far as our roster goes) to reflect the electronic underground in all of its hazy and vibrant experimentalism. Ghostly Swim 2 is a document of textured ambient zone-outs and woozy, granular house and techno that will help you find some downtime away from The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. So sit back, lower the volume, and enjoy our selections.
Steve Hauschildt - Nonlin Black Vinyl Edition
Steve Hauschildt
Nonlin Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Chicago-based contemporary electronic musician Steve Hauschildt has composed panoramas of synthesized sound for over a decade. First within his former band, Emeralds, an American touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music, and later across a steady and critically-acclaimed stream of solo releases spanning ambient techno, arpeggiated electronica and post-kosmische styles utilizing synthesizers, computers, and digital processing. In 2018, he extended a collection of rich, visceral tracks titled Dissolvi, his first release on Ghostly International and his most collaborative work to date. Just a year later, Hauschildt returns with Nonlin, an album that's freer, leaner, and looser, both structurally and conceptually; less linear compared to its predecessor, but still captivating. Developed and recorded in several studios during and around the edges of tour - Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Tbilisi, and Brussels - this material emulates an alienating encounter with a smattering of places, a replicant of culture shock, a solitary and stark experience with uncanny environments, melody and dissonance as oblique locales.Nonlin finds Hauschildt evolving his palette of tools, integrating modular and granular synthesis. The improvisatory and generative nature of modular systems, when paired with his signature grid-oriented and hand-played techniques, guides these compositions slightly out of line to hypnotic effect. Opener "Cloudloss" permeates the mix with an unsettling smog, which reappears and all but engulfs "A Planet Left Behind." On cuts like "Attractor B" and "Subtractive Skies," pockets of air rest between sequenced pulses, whose crumpling and flattening folds build into a restrained rapture of crisp frequencies and milky reverb-swallowed coruscations.The album's title track and centerpiece logs on to a foreign network, a fractured percussion signal that modulates and stutters into static amidst curious melodic sparkling in the hazy bandwidth. "Reverse Culture Music" casts an elegant and broo...
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Lusine - Retrace
Lusine
Retrace
10" | 2019 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Repetition is learning. Retrace, the new EP from Jeff McIlwain aka Lusine, moves along this line of thought, reflecting the Texas-raised/Seattle-based producer's recurrent, iteration-embracing approach to music-making and living. Following 2017 full-length Sensorimotor, which explored the body's instinct versus the brain's intent, this introverted 4-tracker finds McIlwain just as kinetically-curious. Balancing focused programming with washy, less concrete sonics, Retrace plays with the unexpected by drawing from slight variations on the same idea.

Sequenced into his trademark mix of polyrhythmic synths, processed vocals, and organic instrumentation is the more prominent use of a looper. The technique lends each composition an uncanny kind of multiplicity. Opener "Not Alone" repeats and stretches vocal phrasings from Hardly Art-signed American singer-songwriter Jenn Champion, building onto itself until a climactic, near-duet reset. South Korean musician Yousun Cho aka CIFIKA brings a fluttering of bilingual directives to "Step On," a buoyant exercise in electronic pop. The title track embodies the whole, allowing a single synth pattern to morph, regenerate, and bloom before returning to its original form.

"You can't ignore the steps that it took to get where you are now," says McIlwain. Retrace is a fluid line between recursive past and proof of the present. Another in a series of consistently engaging pivots for one of the more diverse experimental electronic discographies of the past two decades.
Shigeto - Weighted EP
Shigeto
Weighted EP
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
One year after Michigan-based artist Zach Saginaw released his third album as
Shigeto, a genre-blending Detroit love letter called The New Monday, he returns
with another eclectic display of aection for the musical community that makes
Motor City music tick. The four new tracks on his Weighted EP, including a
sumptuous remix from Detroit house luminary Andrés, continue to refine and
augment the patchwork of jazz, hip-hop, and electronics that Shigeto has built his
catalog with. But far be it from Saginaw to repeat himself. Whether it's the heavy,
disjointed beats of "Fight Club" or the vibey house roller "The Line Up (feat. Ian
Fink)," Weighted drops as many low-key surprises as it does smokey grooves. A
track as blown-out and deceptively simple as "Ooh Ooh" might at first feel like an
anomaly coming from Shigeto_ once the cacophonous production settles in,
however, it clearly bears the mark of a master producer flexing new muscles. And
that's true of Weighted as a whole. Saginaw is pushing his music into fresh spaces,
forming imaginative shapes while keeping his focus on the city and culture that so
deeply inspires him.
Beacon - Gravity Pairs Colored Vinyl Edition
Beacon
Gravity Pairs Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Beacon's third full-length record enters sight as a work of meticulous revision and refraction.
Returning home to New York in 2016, four years and several tours since the duo's first
release with Ghostly International, Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett knew the next
direction would be di-erent. Together they embarked on open-ended sessions, adopting a
more linear style of songwriting compared to their previous loop and texture-driven method.
They fundamentally constructed demos from piano chords and guitar phrases with vocal
melodies, editing iterations almost ad infinitum, looking through each from a multitude of
angles. Compositions expanded, while others pared back to where they began. Like the
bending of light, this abstractive and patient process outlines a space and scale in which
seemingly separate colors _ minimalist ballads, elaborate pop spirituals, and four-on-the-floor
dance sequences _ can coexist at di-erent speeds, fanning out with spectral cohesion. A
prismatic collection Beacon call Gravity Pairs. On Gravity Pairs, Beacon channel the
philosophy with pure pop mystique, slicing through dense and foggy dance and electronic
music apparatuses to create something familiar but unique, melodic but cathartic. Rippling
through these songs are iridescent synthesizer lines, stoic piano phrasing, dazzling percussion,
posh harpsichord, understated xylophone, and a crisp voice in complete control. Taken as a
whole, in their various combinations and compressions, these complementary and secondary
tones unlock the lushest field of color, a universe of light.
Geotic - Traversa Colored Vinyl Edition
Geotic
Traversa Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Ask Will Wiesenfeld to contrast his project Baths with the music made under his
Geotic alias, and you'll get a simple response: Baths is active listening, Geotic is
passive listening. But behind this straightforward duality exists two projects that are
equally poignant yet starkly distinct, reflective of the emotional complexities of its
creator. Don't mistake passive listening for anything remotely resembling apathy.
Over the course of nine self-released albums plus a handful of singles & EPs (all
released on Bandcamp), Wiesenfeld has certainly proved the contrary. With
Abysma, his first release for Ghostly, Wiesenfeld solidified this notion as Geotic
makes his label debut in tandem with the projects first ever physical oering. In 2018,
Wiesenfeld presents his second full-length for Ghostly: Traversa. Part of
Wiesenfeld's inspiration comes from his own domestic situation. A native of the San
Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, the classically trained musician has settled on the
Westside, inhabiting an apartment a short ride from the ocean. "It's a relaxing and
slightly displaced vibe that informs the project. It's full of art everywhere, all my
comics, an amazing media set up," Wiesenfeld says. "It's all the stu that I've saved for
and wanted to have in my life but didn't feel comfortable [setting up] until I moved in
here. We nested the shit out of this place." "So much of dance music is about
partying and going out and having a really hardcore social experience," Wiesenfeld
says. "Dance music has never been that for me. So much of my experience listening
to music is being by myself - at home or in my car. Those feelings are especially
apparent on the tracks that comprise Abysma: songs that feel lived-in and
comfortable - imbued with feelings that cant be faked or compart- mentalized.
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Dabrye - Two/Three (2018 Remaster)
Dabrye
Two/Three (2018 Remaster)
2LP | 2006 | US | Reissue (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
On Two/Three, the second Dabrye album for Ghostly International, Tadd Mullinix brought together a formidable crew of local and national rap talent to
make the statement he'd always intended. With Two/Three Dabrye placed himself at the forefront of hip-hop's mid-2000s new wave and threw a
Molotov cocktail into the rap world as uncompromising as the head-twisting cover art from WK Interact.
Dabrye - One/Three (2018 Remaster)
Dabrye
One/Three (2018 Remaster)
LP | 2001 | US | Reissue (Ghostly International)
16,19 €* 17,99 € -10%
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Dabrye is Tadd Mullinix's hip-hop wildstyle, a captivating collage inspired by the laid back vibes of midwestern hip-hop and east coast boom bap, the
futuristic funk of Ummah-era Jay Dee, and the calculated subtlety of Detroit dance music. Re-issued on double vinyl for the first time, One/Three
remains a concise and intriguing study in instrumental hip-hop that helps join the dots between Slum Village and the beats of today.
Shigeto - The New Monday Black Vinyl Edition
Shigeto
The New Monday Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
It's been four years since Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto, returned home to Michigan from a stint in Brooklyn, NY, and since then, the multi-faceted musician has become a part of the fabric of Detroit's music scene.

While always having a personal approach to his projects, Saginaw's influences for his third album, "The New Monday" are more about the community of Detroit than anything else and represents a communal effort where solidarity is the key.

Going for a simplified approach of just trying to make good tracks, "The New Monday" is diverse in its styles leaning more into a dance music direction - new ground for a Shigeto project.

While it still features the jazz textures long associated with Shigeto projects, the varied elements that make up the album cohesively come together to show the distinct inspiration that Saginaw has drew from since his return home to Detroit.

Like on "Barry White", which features Detroit hip-hop artist ZelooperZ (a member of Danny Brown's Bruiser Brigade crew who Saginaw also has a side project with called ZGTO), Saginaw captures everything he's been doing all on one track.

As much as it's hip-hop influenced, it's a mutant that encompasses elements of dance music, jazz, and ambient sounds.
Psymun - Rainbow Party
Psymun
Rainbow Party
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
4,99 €* 17,99 € -72%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Punky noise, woozy hip-hop and oddball electronics are throwing a rager and it's a colorful one. Such is the basis for new Ghostly signee Psymun's Rainbow Party EP, a three-track foray into the far reaches of Hip-Hop from the Minnesotan music-maker.

As part of the acclaimed Thestand4rd project (including fellow Minnesotans Corbin (aka Spooky Black), Bobby Raps and Allan Kingdom) as well as solo work on the Pink Label - Psymun returns with a sonic statement that's as emotive and adventurous as the impressive as the work he's supplied his crew with.

EP opener "Glitch Tundra" features frequent collabora- tor Chester Watson dropping in over a sweeping, ominous beat, all fog and chilly echo.

Stretching out over seven minutes, an ominous vocal sweeps overhead while synths stagger upwards and dip beneath before a psychedelic, rowdy turn rips deep into the project's heart.

The rest of Rainbow Party doubles-down on the project's noise influence. Borne out of a prompt from Ryan Olson of fellow Minneapolis outfit Poliça, Psymun endeavored to make a set of music entirely at 55 bpm, and two of his experiments evolved into the finished tracks included here.

"I Need My Boy," in a departure from some of his prior production work, relies almost entirely on an arsenal of hardware to thump and wail; a voltaic and warm sonic quality which Psymun says even he finds hard to emulate without his newly acquired synthesizers.

"Confetti" also makes use of analogue equipment, but works within a palette that may be more familiar to the producer's fans: jangly percussion and aquatic melody intertwine for a slow-burning but dynamic exercise in leftfield beatmaking.

As the track draws to a close, vocalist K.Raydiodrops in for a phantasmagoric few bars before the noisy cannon blows once more.

It's an aptly titled closer, streamers drifting from above as the festivities come to an end: a party to be remem- bered in technicolor.
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HTRK - Marry Me Tonight
HTRK
Marry Me Tonight
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
On vinyl for the first time.
Fort Romeau - Insides
Fort Romeau
Insides
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
23,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
His patient methods are a central component to the billowy house music on Insides, though this isn't an indulgent album of gratuitous buildups & tiresome breakdowns. Each production is pointed & purposeful, as the artist crafts every second of analog electronics with rich detail, nuance, & refinement.
Christopher Willits - Opening
Christopher Willits
Opening
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
"For years, I’ve imagined the work I do in music, photography, video/film, immersive audio and meditation all coming into one space," says music-art guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco. It's an ambition that seems especially befitting of a worldly polymath like Willits. "Sound and light can transform and inspire our imaginations," he continues. "It can be used as a tool to awaken our consciousness." And that is exactly what he has set out to do with Opening, the veteran Ghostly artist's new immersive audio-visual project.
Shigeto - No Better Time Than Now
Shigeto
No Better Time Than Now
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Fans of SHIGETO's previous work will find all the hallmarks of his sound here - the warm, inviting washes of liquid synth sounds, the intricate production, the jazz-influenced arrangements.

Now, however, they're imbued with a subtle energy - "Detroit Part 1," for instance, features a surprisingly pounding hip hop beat, while "Ringleader" is propelled by an insistent hi-hat pattern that sits slightly ahead of the beat, giving the track a driving mood that belies its tempo.
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