August 11, 2014

Invader Of The Grid Review

Really good review of the Invader Of The Grid – Bass Agenda release from Technobass.net.
Great to see people feeling what the Ghost feels, even after all this time.
There is more to come and the film will drive that, just it will be a while!

http://network.technobass.net/page/august-2014-record-review-the-ghost-that-walks-invader-of-the-gri

Still recovering from knee injuries, but getting stronger, just have to be patient.
A bit of restraint now will keep me in good shape long term.

Here’s the text of the review :

August 2014 Record Review | The Ghost That Walks – Invader Of The Grid

“The darkest, rawest, deadliest audio experience of your life?”.

After listening to this epic outing, we must admit words from Andy of Bass Agenda Recordings to introduce the brand new rush of adrenaline from the one and only “The Ghost That Walks”, were chosen on point!

Hailing from UK, the immense but long overlooked artist has been working in the shadows for many years whereas during all this time his unique talent would have deserved to be put under the strobes.

Author of a pretty short but essential discography on underground labels such as Zyntax Motorcity and Satamile USA Records, enigmatic Paul Bishop, in true life, redefines the syncopated genre each time he drops a new E.P..

“Invader Of The Grid” is no different from his previous releases, gathering altogether no less than six uncompromising pieces of raw, merciless, brutal and sonic wonder; TGTW has no rival when it comes to injecting fat, dirty, and dark driving frequencies into a nasty yet authentic post Electro era.

This is music at its most twitch worthy and an unlimited source of inspiration for the new generation of freaks, definitively pushing the style into unknown territories.

Fusing the sound of Detroit (UR, Ultradyne) to Paul’s first synthesizer influences, from John Barry to John Carpenter, the digital packs hits hard from the first notes of “Tazers In The Sun”.

While analog lines crash against your brain, the powerful atmospheres of the opening track meet non-comprising pulsations making his music ballsy, unconstrained, spreading blood and tears through your speakers.

SciFi “The Devil’s Kiss”, my favorite, serves up next an astounding piece of dramatic Electro based upon gloomy synth layers and a feverish dancefloor bassline.

Let’s figure that the doors to your most terrific nightmares have been left opened and you’ll get an idea of how strong this fearing track really is!

Dark “The Fall Of The Tower” sounds like another charmer with its metallic rhythms a la Aphex Twin.

Definitely not for the faint of hearts! Instantly following, “Master Of Destiny” delivers an aggressive sound design enhanced with industrial reminiscences along with well placed claps causing severe mental damage.

The title track “Invader Of The Grid” escapes from the classic Electro constructions to deliver a tense and sharp breakbeat jam reminding one of some of Control Tower, SMB Records or Audio Illusion productions. Ace!

Final cut “Blood & Lace” concludes the E.P. with a serious dose of testosterone, combining audio aesthetics to a merciless sense of the dancefloor!

Unstoppable and subtle at the same time, this evil release is a must have. Another beast from the Ghost and forthcoming success on Bass Agenda Recordings!

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