‘Ghost in a Shell’ is the visionary debut album from Screaming Soul, a collaboration between Sandman aka Lucid Mover (MC/producer) and Ghetto Priest (vocalist). This enigmatic duo are veterans of their respective scenes, having worked with the likes of Asian Dub Foundation, Adrian Sherwood, Congo Natty, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and many more.
‘Ghost in a Shell’ blends an eclectic mix of genres and influences; tribal drums and dubby melodicas transport you to a sun-drenched hilltop to witness ‘IllumiNatty’, before the grimy jazz tones of ‘Cat Among the Pigeons’ lead you down filthy back streets in search of a guilty fix. The thunderous bass lines and rump-shaking breaks of ‘Deep Beneath the Streets’ and ‘The Furnace’ are peppered with middle eastern spices while the album’s title track blends latin rhythms with soulful horns and sweeping strings to bring our journey to its dramatic conclusion.
“Ghost In A Shell is a picaresque journey through a modern, often dystopian London, that is not only musically adventurous and lyrically adept, but a timely and intelligent meditation on the darker side of capitalism.” – www.ilikemusic.com
These epic, multi-layered soundscapes set the backdrop for a pair of master wordsmiths to vent their existential musings and weave apocalyptic tales of struggle in the modern world. This dystopian narrative is told through a dialogue between the troubled disciple and the tribe elder; Sandman illustrates the darkness and difficulties we all face, while Ghetto Priest reassures with his rays of optimism.
“Makes Massive Attack sound like The Monkees” – Notion Magazine
‘Ghost In A Shell’ is out now on Emerging Species, the bandcamp download includes a full HD version of music video to the title track ‘Ghost in a Shell’ and an 11-page digital inlay designed by Nompi with all album lyrics and credits.
Video Production Credits:
- Director – Will Wright
- DOP – Mark Caldwell
- Camera Assistant – Greg Culhainne
- Cotume – Ed Griffiths
- Art Director – Paul Murphy
- Editor – Will Wright
- Colourist/VFX – Sean Pointing
- Producer – Lucid Mover