"Melbourne-based producer Ghostsoul is a firm believer in pushing the boundaries of genre and composition. His ethereal debut album ‘Celestial Artefacts’ orbits an interstellar trajectory of cosmic glitch, twisted orchestral disharmony, cyborg synth and metallic dust. Citing a broad palette of Warp-ed influences, including Prefuse 73, Boards of Canada and Tipper, Ghostsoul’s celestial offerings float in a star infused soup of experimental electronica.
For the man himself, the album is ‘a spiritual transmission’ with ‘every composition part of a different universe, seemingly drifting through leftover remnants of fallen civilisations.’ With his experience creating soundscapes for screen and computer games, it’s no wonder Ghostsoul’s melodies have such a filmic luminosity. Echoes of Bladerunner synths and brooding sci-fi surrealism are coaxed back into real time with stuttering dancefloor drums and the smoky blues of London-born guest vocalist Melody Myla.
An upbeat pace is set with the spliced breaks and samples of opening track ‘Luna to Sol’, leading on to the contrasting shadowy cataclysms that lurk behind the ‘Dark Rooms’ of the second track. Highlights include the brooding bass and sleazy urban squalor of ‘The Opening Dusk’, the haunted vocal melancholia of ‘Burning Lungs’ and the glitchy goodness of Gutter Smash (Funky Orwell Mix).
‘Celestial Artefacts’ is the follow up to Ghostsoul’s first independent EP ‘Broken Symmetry’ and is out now on Uncomfortable Beats."
- Kate S