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Recondite - Dwell Motteled Blue Vinyl Edition
Recondite
Dwell Motteled Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Limited edition mottled blue vinyl limited to 1200 copies worldwide. As electronic musician Lorenz Brunner sketched his vision for the first Recondite full-length on Ghostly in five years he took a step back to assess who and where he was as an artist. 2013's Hinterland accelerated a progression he's since been touring around the world and releasing music with labels such as Hotflush and his own Plangent Records. His new album uses the icy Hinterland as an aesthetic and tonal template for a like-minded map of evocative compositions aptly titled after the German word "stillstand," now presented as Dwell. Windswept, moody, and melodic, moments on Dwell linger with emotional resonance. The title track sends an eerie synth loop through a field of techno kicks. The beats recede for a breather four minutes in as if to survey the surroundings. If Brunner pivots anywhere - possibly just a new perspective afforded by being confidently stationary in his craft - it's by leaning more into hip-hop structures. He's an avid rap fan and his love for those production techniques is notably present on "Nobilia," a queasy shuffler (titled in reference to the Super Nintendo game Secret of Evermore), "Interlude 1," which skitters in lockstep with contemplative synth chords, and "Surface," an isolatory, ruminative sequence. The closer "Moon Pearl" soothes and shimmers like its namesake, a cherished gem in The Legend of Zelda series that allows carriers of the gem to retain their shape and essence in the Dark World. Recondite does something many artists try to avoid, he dwells in his own established identity, one that has garnered him a devoted fanbase. His murky electronic productions, built around mirage-like pads and clipped drum programming, have proven to be highly functional and spectrally enveloping; Dwell is not a return to form, it is a further study of the shapes, it is the modes, and the structures Brunner has trademarked.
Galcher Lustwerk - Information Blue Smoke Vinyl Edition
Galcher Lustwerk
Information Blue Smoke 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.
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.
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.
Black Marble - It's Immaterial Black Vinyl Edition
Black Marble
It's Immaterial Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
18,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Their 2nd LP & 1st for Ghostly International explores more claustrophobic & immediate territory than their debut. Pressed to limited white vinyl
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.
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.
Dabrye - Three/Three Black Vinyl Edition
Tycho - Dive
Tycho
Dive
2LP | 2011 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
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.
Drama - Dance Without Me
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...
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...
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.
Com Truise - Persuasion System Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
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.
Mary Lattimore - Hundreds Of Days Colored Vinyl Edition
Shigeto - The New Monday Limited Colored Vinyl Edition
Shigeto
The New Monday Limited Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
20,99 €*
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.
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.
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 - Awake
Tycho
Awake
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
17,99 €*
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.”
Dabrye - Two / three instrumentals
Willitis + Sakamoto - Ancient Future
Willitis + Sakamoto
Ancient Future
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Vinyl repress of the second collaboration between longtime Ghostly artist Christopher Willits and Academy Award winning Ryuichi Sakamoto. "... this feels like a view from the heavens, a remote observation of humankind conducted from a distant star." - Pitchfork // Pioneering guitarist/artist Christopher Willits and legendary pianist/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto have carved a niche as central figures in the experimental electronic music scene. Sakamoto, a Grammy and Academy Award winning composer, and founding member of Yellow Magic Orchestra, has had a storied career since the 1970s. Willits, a generation younger, is forging his own prolific path, creating some of the past decade's most unique guitar-based music and live audiovisual performances around the world. Their collaborations together are feats of peerless musicianship and sonic invention, being described as "two visionary musicians willing to explore a common creative ground" (The Milk Factory). Ocean Fire, their first album together, emerged from the creative depths in 2008 to critical acclaim. 2012 now brings us the duo's latest offering, Ancient Future, which cements their strength as masters of tranquil ambience, lush piano chords and beautiful, elongated guitar tones. Christopher Willits is a San Francisco-based electronic music and guitar pioneer. Using his self-designed software to "paint with his guitar" (Pitchfork), Willits creates "mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes" (Nowness) and lush audiovisual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. A guitarist, composer, producer, photographer, visual artist, and system designer, Willits manifests his creativity into relaxing experiences of overlapping sound and light. Working solo and in collaboration with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Matmos, Willits, a Mills College graduate with a master's degree in electronic music, has released 20 plus albums within the last decade, albums of "incredibly intelligent compositions" (Tokafi) that defy genre in the spirit of beauty and experimentation. Ryuichi Sakamoto was born in Tokyo in 1952 and made his debut in 1978 with the album Thousand Knives. Sakamoto's diverse catalog includes his pioneering electronic works, globally-inspired rock, classical scores including an opera, and being a founding member of electronic music as a part of Yellow Magic Orchestra. His film soundtracks have won many prestigious awards such as an Academy Award for "The Last Emperor," two Golden Globes, a Grammy and a British Academy Award in addition to the several Japanese awards for his most famous film score, "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence". Sakamoto's recent releases include collaborations with Alva Noto (on Summvs) and Christian Fennesz (on Flumina).
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.
V.A. - Ghostly Swim
V.A.
Ghostly Swim
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
First time on vinyl for Ghostly and Adult Swim's first collaboration. Features Matthew Dear, Tycho, Dabrye, & more. "This displays one of the finest indie labels in the world at the very top of its game." - Pop Matters // Released in 2008, Ghostly Swim was praised for its adventurous survey of exploratory dance and pop music.
Choir Of Young Believers - This Is For The White In Your Eyes
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...
Telefon Tel Aviv - Dreams Are Not Enough Black Vinyl Edition
Com Truise - Persuasion System Black Vinyl Ediiotn
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.
Sight Below, The - Glider 10 (Remastered)
Sight Below, The
Glider 10 (Remastered)
LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Ghostly International)
18,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Remaster of 2008 classic ten years after release. RIYL: Gas, Fennesz, Basic Channel, Tim Hecker "Running a guitar through a variety of looping, reverb, and delay
stations, he uses the E-bow, the slide, and tentative picking techniques to circumvent the physical essence of the strings and to marshal clouds of edgeless tone." -
Pitchfork "... a fresh slant on that post-classical sound that's so rarely executed with any originality but which is here crafted with an expert hand. ...A massive recommendation = Essential Purchase" - Boomkat There's a beating heart buried in the cold landscape of Glider, a warm 4/4 pulse that enervates the album's echoing, looped drones and pulls the listener swiftly through the snow. By pinning barelythere
electronic beats to his wisps of guitar melody, the Seattle-based producer turns ambient music into a hybrid strain of breathtakingly intimate, small-scale dance music. There's a separation of elements in The Sight Below's songs that's almost meteorological in nature: Tendrils of treated guitar trail lazy patterns in the sky like the Aurora Borealis ("At First Touch"), flicker in the distance like heat lightning
("Dour"), or expand and contract like time-lapse cloud formations ("Life's Fading Light"); running along beneath, nearly obscured by the airborne phenomena, is an
ever-present beat, which ranges from the mud-puddle throb in "Without Motion" to the tiny, insistent high-hats in "A Fractured Smile." The tracks evolve at a deliberated
pace, but as the tones overlap and the rhythms build, time oozes to a halt and hangs in blissfully frost-bitten suspended animation. With Glider, The Sight Below has
created a work of vertiginous sonic depth and exquisite melancholy: techno music for a dark, brooding night.
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.
Beacon - Gravity Pairs Black Vinyl Edition
Beacon
Gravity Pairs Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
15,19 €* 18,99 € -20%
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.
Matthew Dear - Bunny Colored Vinyl Edition
Matthew Dear - Bunny Black Vinyl Edition
Matthew Dear - Black City Colored Vinyl Edition
Matthew Dear
Black City Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2010 | US | Reissue (Ghostly International)
19,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Matthew Dear's Black City can't be found on any map. It's a composite, an imaginary
metropolis peopled by desperate cases, lovelorn souls, and amoral motives. Like
most literary Gothams, Black City is a place to love and hate, as seedy as a
nightclub's back room and as seductive as the promise of power. Matthew Dear, the
musician, may live in New York City, but the Matthew Dear of Black City inhabits a
sound-world unlike any other: a monument to the shadowy side of urban life that
bumps and creaks, shudders and wakes up screaming in the middle of the night.
Black City is Matthew Dear's third album on Ghostly International, and it's his
darkest and most engrossing work to date. From the first notes of album opener
"Honey", it's clear that the love-obsessed Matthew Dear of 2007's Asa Breed has
given way to a more existentially paranoid entity, as creeping tempos dominate,
cavernous atmospherics envelop the listener, and strange distortions crackle on the
horizon. In Black City, nothing is at it seems: leadoff single "Little People (Black
City)" is a nine-and-a-half minute disco odyssey, subverting its gleaming electronic
lead with eerily giddy backing vocals and cryptic, ominous lyrics ("a frozen wasted
heart / has died", "love me like a clown"); "You Put a Smell on Me" is a sordid sex
romp set to hysterically chattering percussion and a serrated synth line that will set
your teeth on edge; "More Surgery" at first recalls the barely-there Krautrock of
Harmonia in its burbling minimalism, until Dear's chanted chorus of "Alter genetics /
to make my body glow / I need more surgery / there's so much more to know"
sends the track hurtling into a dystopian future. And yet, for all the foreboding
moods on Black City, it's the album's sweeter moments that illustrate Matthew
Dear's growing maturity as a songwriter. "Slowdance" is a futuristic lullaby in which
Dear articulates a lover's helplessness ("I can't be the one to tell you everything's
wrong") over breathy, Arthur Russell-esque cello swishes; the album-closing "Gem"
is an achingly simple, reverb-drenched piano ballad that ends with a long, slow fade.
Even in Matthew Dear's Black City, there is hope.
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.
X Altera - X Altera Colored Vinyl Edition
X Altera
X Altera Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
14,99 €* 19,99 € -25%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The neon vinyl version is limited to 500 copies worldwide. A fresh debut from one
of the most vital electronic producers of the last 20 years, Tadd Mullinix (Dabrye,
JTC, Charles Manier), who looks to the past of techno and jungle to find new ways
forward. the music itself is a unique refraction of styles and bold, contradictory
approaches. But it all blends together uncannily well-maybe because of the decades
of production experience that went into it, or the holistic mindset Mullinix took
from the beginning. The name itself reflects as much. "X-Altera references two
things. It comes from Latin-ex altera-which means 'from or of the other side.'
Which could be a metaphysical thing, or you could say it's jungle ethics brought
into the techno world. And I spelled it this way as a reference to X-101 and X102,
the Underground Resistance project of Je& Mills, Mike Banks, and Robert
Hood." Detroit meets London, deep techno meets drum & bass, old meets newX-Altera
unites these threads in order to take them in unknown directions.
X Altera - X Altera Black Vinyl Edition
X Altera
X Altera Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
15,99 €* 19,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A fresh debut from one
of the most vital electronic producers of the last 20 years, Tadd Mullinix (Dabrye,
JTC, Charles Manier), who looks to the past of techno and jungle to find new ways
forward. the music itself is a unique refraction of styles and bold, contradictory
approaches. But it all blends together uncannily well-maybe because of the decades
of production experience that went into it, or the holistic mindset Mullinix took
from the beginning. The name itself reflects as much. "X-Altera references two
things. It comes from Latin-ex altera-which means 'from or of the other side.'
Which could be a metaphysical thing, or you could say it's jungle ethics brought
into the techno world. And I spelled it this way as a reference to X-101 and X102,
the Underground Resistance project of Je& Mills, Mike Banks, and Robert
Hood." Detroit meets London, deep techno meets drum & bass, old meets newX-Altera
unites these threads in order to take them in unknown directions.
Mary Lattimore - Hundreds Of Days Black Vinyl Edition
Starchild & The New Romantic - Language Colored Vinyl Edition
Starchild & The New Romantic - Language Black Vinyl Edition
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 - 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)
17,99 €*
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.
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
Psymun - Rainbow Party
Psymun
Rainbow Party
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
17,99 €*
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.
Geotic - Abysma Black Vinyl Edition
Jacaszek - Kwiaty Black Vinyl Edition
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.
Moiré - No Future Colored Vinyl Edition
Moiré
No Future Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
21,69 €* 30,99 € -30%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
When Moiré decided to call his second album No Future, he wasn’t trying to make a political statement so much as state the obvious: If humanity keeps heading down the hateful path outlined by certain right-wing political figures and recent political events, we might as well hit the nearest self-destruct button.
Today’s musicians are faced with a similar now-or-never situation: they can either experiment and evolve or get brushed aside by the Next Big Thing in an industry that’s as flippant and fickle as it’s ever been. Moiré welcomes this challenge with a record that’s avant-garde and accessible, possessing a punk spirit without stealing its sound wholesale. No Future builds its story on the back of halogen-lit hooks and left-field dance loops instead, leaving a trail of breadcrumb-y beats for guest vocalists like MC DRS (a longtime collaborator of LTJ Bukem) and post-grime poet James Massiah. They both tackled the album's loose themes without being told about them beforehand. They simply got it. Immediately.
Modeling his machine funk melodies after the sci-fi stories of Philip K. Dick is certainly a nice start, as it leads to songs that feel both futuristic and strangely human. Or as Moiré —a former architect with a deep interest in design—puts it, “His books are like paintings of what’s going to happen; they’re always rooted in reality and current issues. No Future is about where we are as a society right now, too. It makes me think of four words: fear, hypocrisy, inequality, and lies.
No Future also captures a fading sense of what makes our cities so special—a celebration of art itself, something that’s been threatened by the rising cost of real estate and the steady closure of major clubs like Fabric and Plastic People. That explains why a smoke-clearing song like “Lost You” is about more than just a mere relationship. It alludes to a complete lack of communication and the loss of, well, everything—our societies, our countries, our families, and our friends.
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.
Xeno & Oaklander - Topiary Black Vinyl Edition
Xeno & Oaklander - Topiary Colored Vinyl Edition
Starchild & The New Romantic - Crucial
Starchild & The New Romantic
Crucial
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
12,74 €* 16,99 € -25%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Songs that draw equally from electro & R&B, at the center of which is an undeniable twinge of sadness.
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.
Recondite - Hinterland
Recondite
Hinterland
CD | 2013 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
12,74 €* 16,99 € -25%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Hinterland is another step forward in Recondite’s progression, maintaining a style all his own and acknowledging the finest moments in his previous releases. It’s no small feat to incorporate one’s observations of human nature against nature, and to lay it out in such a way that is cohesive, linear and sonically beautiful both up close and from a distance.
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.
Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
Gold Panda
Lucky Shiner
LP | 2010 | EU | Original (Ghostly International)
17,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Ever wondered what would happen if you gather a more confused Caribou, a love-sick Prefuse 73 and a sober Fly Lo in a dusty basement and force them to record a tribute to My Bloody Valentine, with Toro Y Moi and Panda Bear as executive producers? Well, "Lucky Shiner" might give you a hint...
Matthew Dear - Little People (Black City)
Matthew Dear - Black City
V.A. - Disco nouveau vol.1
V.A.
Disco nouveau vol.1
12" | 2002 | US | Original (Ghostly International)
9,99 €*
Release:2002 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Daniel Wang 'pistol oderso' / DMX Krew 'meke me' / Ectomorph 'lost angles' / Lowfish 'no longer accepting complaints
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