Monday, November 9, 2015

Album Review: Ghost Culture by Ghost Culture

This album says a lot about where we are in 2015 with music. Ghost Culture is a project from producer James Greenwood. The goal is to create eerie and ethereal dance music as described by  He produced some works that got a following online which then turned into a record deal, which then turned into a debut album. 

I have to say that descriptor from pretty much nails the sound of the album.  For me it works and it doesn't work.  It definitely creates a very odd mood.  I could see for instance if it were a cold and rainy night, and I were walking around Philly in a sour mood this album could really hit the spot.  That's what the album is essentially going for and it does work to create this odd mood.  Problem is it gets you there but doesn't really do anything from there.  If you want to take people into a dark corner of the world with your music, I think you have to have something waiting there for them.  For me there is nothing here. 

I'll give you an example.  Stick on Let It Bleed sometime by The Rolling Stones.  From the opening moments of that album you are taken into a dark place, but once they have you there they fill your soul with rage and anger.  Put that one on while you're walking those same streets of Philly and you'll likely end up in a fight.  Put on Ghost Culture and you'll likely fall asleep on the trolley.   

I feel like I'm not being fair for some reason to this album, but for me every time I put it on it slowly fell into background music and faded away.  Following the Rhapsody rating method I give the album 1 out of 5 stars for Just OK.


  1. There have been a lot of great album reviews on the HP, but this is one of the very best.