With his first two singles for Phantasy, “Mouth” and “Giudecca”, Ghost Culture emerged from the shadows with a beautifully elusive sound – Winning plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork, The Guardian and more, they marked out London's Ghost Culture as one to watch, a hype most definitely consolidated with new single “Arms.”
“Arms” is its own breed of electronic songwriting: a low, malevolent thrum emanating from serpentine grooves and whispered vocals, it's a record that moves entirely at its own pace, creating an atmosphere heavy with tension and mystery. The flipside “Understand” is born from a dusty corner of the nightclub, relentlessly growing in intensity throughout, it surrounds the dancefloor in a beautiful techno sprawl. This single, along with the forthcoming debut album released later this autumn, was co-produced and mixed with Erol Alkan between studios in two quiet corners of the city. Ghost Culture's time is here.
Published: 14th August 2014