Secular Ghost

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Secular Ghost - Electronic Alternative Atmospheric Trip-Hop Melodic Indie Live Act in South Wales, UK

Secular Ghost Short Info

Secular Ghost is a one-man musical project by South-Wales native vocalist and producer Ryan James.

Prior to SG, James’ musical output has received critical acclaim. He has collaborated with platinum-selling Norwegian electronic veterans Röyksopp. Their track Sordid Affair, featuring James’ hypnotic lead vocals was the first single taken from their fifth studio album The Inevitable End, which debuted at #1 in the iTunes electronic chart.

James is also one half of electro-shoegaze duo Man Without Country, and having toured extensively throughout Europe and North America in support of their studio albums Foe in 2012, and Maximum Entropy in 2015, he felt it was time to indulge in something new and more introspective.

Secular Ghost could be described as an ode to James’ distinct lyrical style, which has the ability to suddenly derail from fearlessly confrontational, to anxious and defeated. Tracks Fore and Aft serve as bookends to his self-titled debut mini-LP, and provide a platform for James to disclose his internal dialogue. Whereas the apocalyptic 1994 and the anthem-like Matryoshka demonstrate his signature indignation.

James’ chronicles are often heavily processed and enveloped in effects, which complements his unique and skillfully sculpted musical sound. SG embraces traditional hip-hop production techniques such as sampling, slicing, pitching and looping, and combines them with sophisticated beats and euphoric synthesizers.

Since the birth of SG in 2015, James has self-released a trilogy of single bundles, as well as a mini-LP in both digital and vinyl format. Despite the absence of involvement from a record label or PR company, each single received numerous plays on BBC Radio Wales, and the subsequent LP achieved a printed four-star review in Cardiff’s ‘Buzz Magazine’. Additionally, his music has gained some attention in the TV and advertising industry, landing sync opportunities with UK television show ‘Made in Chelsea’, as well as music usage in a year-long digital advertising campaign for ‘Visit Santa Barbara, California’.

James is currently working on some collaborative musical projects and has plans for a follow up SG release later in 2017, which will involve a UK-based partner.

Secular Ghost is a one-man musical project by South-Wales native vocalist and producer Ryan James.

Prior to SG, James’ musical output has received critical acclaim. He has collaborated with platinum-selling Norwegian electronic veterans Röyksopp. Their track Sordid Affair, featuring James’ hypnotic lead vocals was the first single taken from their fifth studio album The Inevitable End, which debuted at #1 in the iTunes electronic chart.

James is also one half of electro-shoegaze duo Man Without Country, and having toured extensively throughout Europe and North America in support of their studio albums Foe in 2012, and Maximum Entropy in...

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Secular Ghost on Tour

  • 15 | 09 | 2017 Porto, Portugal TBA

Past Gigs Secular Ghost

  • 10 | 2016 Cardiff, United Kingdom Steve Mason + Secular Ghost @ The Globe
  • 09 | 2016 Prague, Czech Republic Secular Ghost + support @ Vacuum Art Bar
  • 09 | 2016 London, United Kingdom New Moons Compilation Launch @ The Old Blue Last
  • 08 | 2016 Bristol, United Kingdom Willis Earl Beal + Secular Ghost @ Hy-Brasil Music Club
  • 07 | 2016 Bridgend, United Kingdom Secular Ghost + support @ Hobos

Discography Secular Ghost

  • 2016 Secular Ghost Album | Secular Ghost
  • 2016 Catenary Wires Single | Spinnup
  • 2016 Two-Way Mirror Single | Spinnup
  • 2016 The Bystander Effect Single | Spinnup

Media

  • Sound Alcohol & Adrenaline
  • Sound Catenary Wires
  • Sound The Bystander Effect

Fan Radar

1,083 Fans
131,573 Plays

Origin

  • South Wales, UK GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Ryan James Vocals, Synthesizer, Samples, etc.

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