Ghost Culture

Ghost Culture - Ghost Culture
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2015 Ratings: #224 / 771
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2015 Ratings: #346
January 5, 2015 / Release Date
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Phantasy / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

Ghost Culture is a house fan's Alice in Wonderland experience – everything is curious, and nothing is quite what it appears to be. But everything is delightful. 

80
Drowned in Sound
Indeed, the ten tracks that make up the record often move from a verse/chorus structure to something entirely different.
80
The 405
Wide-reaching influences are formed into creations that are of Greenwood's own.
80
AllMusic
Even if Alkan's association may suggest something more banging, this debut is perfect for overcast afternoon sessions or anytime the head is melancholy while the feet crave movement.
80
Clash
From the flicks of tousled hair and being pale and away with the fairies, the end product sounds more masterful and comfortingly in control than other fashion zeitgeists and angular pouters with every listen.
80
Loud and Quiet
Carrying on from the success and momentum of his early singles, he’s been able to create a gloriously varied album that still manages to sound completely cohesive.
75
Consequence of Sound
His songs take root in the deep electronic underground of the late 20th century, but he’s not shy about nodding to the mainstream pop that ultimately gobbled those roots up.
71
Pitchfork
The bulk of the album offers variations on the same set of elements: the lonely warble of the Korg Mono/Poly synthesizer, snaky drum grooves, and his mopey, husky voice
70
NME
Greenwood worked as an engineer on Daniel Avery's excellent 'Drone Logic' and knows how to climax.
64
Resident Advisor
It's not that Greenwood is amateurish (this is a very professional-sounding album), but rather that he's still finding his way around what could be a powerful synth-pop formula.
holsgr
59
☆☆½ ~ Relatively tolerable listen. I don't connected too much with this.
CanIMayI
78
If you can imagine a high speed chase of the digital realm – the authorities being almost too easily eluded by a brash mid 20’s hacker who is all to brazenly confident in his abilities. Ghost Control’s latest self-titled release would be woven throughout, super inflating cinematic details, as well as, the plots imagery. This is all hypothetically speaking of course. Ghost Control’s S/T is a dark synth-scape with brooding bass sounds and hovering melodic pieces that sit ... read more
siberianbreaks
NR
An electronic album with some interesting atmosphere. I feel that the tracks blend into each other a bit too much because of the production. There are few highlights here, but it's okay.

Favourite tracks: Guideca, Glaciers, The Fog
GustavoAs02
86
the somber mood of the album and surprising , an album full of technique , made by who knows what he's doing and he knows how to please , starting in 2015 with a Great pace.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#58/Rough Trade
#73/Drowned in Sound

Track List

  1. Mouth
  2. Guidecca
  3. Arms
  4. How
  5. Glass
  6. Glaciers
  7. Lying
  8. Lucky
  9. Answer
  10. The Fog
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