The Wax Rose Saturday EP is the follow-up to Skulltaste, Brian Lindgren’s full-length debut as Mux Mool. Featuring seven remixes, one new track, and endless insight into the fearless producer’s multi-faceted work.
If Justin K. Broadrick’s Jesu project is the sound of the UK artist exorcising his demons, pummeling them into submission with tsunamis of guitar noise, Pale Sketcher is the sound that echoes through his head in the aftermath—a haunting, lonely sound-world of distressed beats and hazy melancholia. Broadrick’s electronic-music projects have historically taken a bit of a back seat to his more well-known metal excursions (his founding roles in Godflesh and Napalm Death, his long-running shoegaze-metal project Jesu), but with Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed, Broadrick brings Pale Sketcher into the spotlight, adding a new layer to the prolific artist’s already-dense body of work.
For the past year we’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback from our users about when we’d port our iPhone app, ‘Ghostly Discovery’, to another platform.
We’re happy to announce today that we’ve launched Ghostly Discovery as a browser based player with all of the same functionality except the “favorites” action. With this version, you can create a playlist of music based on your mood, and preferences for Timbre and Tempo.
For those using the iPhone 4, we will be releasing an update to the app in the next few days with support for Multitasking, along with a new library of images to support the ultra high-res screen of the new phone.
As always, we thank everyone for their continued support. All questions or feedback should be directed to miguel[at]ghostly
Matthew Dear’s third full-length album, the magnificent, malevolent Black City, is now available worldwide in pretty much every physical and digital music retailer you can imagine. Get Black City in all formats (including the spellbinding Totem) at The Ghostly Store.
In its few short days in existence, Black City has been winning over critics left and right, grabbing Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music nod as well as a Best New Track honor for “Little People (Black City)”. Uncut, Mojo, and Q magazines all gave the record 4 out of 5 stars, and The Wire said Black City is Dear’s “most fully realized and triumphantly elaborate album to date.”
We couldn’t be prouder of our boy. Now, listen to Black City yourself and hear what all the fuss is about.
Eleven participants, from the US and abroad, gathered together for 5 intense days of coding, learning, and sharing ideas about visualizing music.
As the first single released in advance of Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed (Justin K. Broadrick’s Ghostly debut as Pale Sketcher), ‘Can I Go Now (Gone Version)’ is more than a fine introduction. The track contains everything Pale Sketcher does best: trash-compactor beats, gently swelling synth pads, and an air of beautiful, post-apocalyptic decay. Broadrick’s vocals float above it all, vocoded and reverbed, lending a touch of humanity to the song’s mechanized melancholy.
Matthew Dear’s third album Black City is the culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, a darkly playful sound-world that envelops the listener like the arms of a malevolent lover. After over a decade of exploring pop’s outer limits, Matthew Dear now inhabits a rarefied corner of the musical universe: no longer tethered to any one genre, respected by his peers, and blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy. Now is Matthew Dear’s moment, and it sounds like nothing else.
Black City is now available everywhere digitally, and will be available in physical formats (CD / LP / Totem) exclusively at The Ghostly Store through August 17th. Buy Matthew Dear’s Black City now.
The MDBC Totem is an exploration into the physicality of music in the digital era, conceived by Will Calcutt and designed by the award-winning Boym Partners. It’s also a damn fine piece of sculpture: hand-cast in aluminum, finished in gun-metal patina, and individually inscribed with a unique code to both stream and download Black City.