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Ghostwriter’s debut album, Continuing Adventures Of The Strange Sound Association came out earlier this year. This is the unique project of Devon-based Mark Brend; musician, author and respected expert on antiquarian sound apparatus. His book, Strange Sounds: Offbeat Instruments and Sonic Experiments in Pop is the definitive text on the subject.
Partially based on archive voice recordings, fragmentary texts and ‘imagined works’ by literary figures, The Continuing Adventures… weaves ethereal atmosphere, wistful song and playful soundscape from a battery of instruments and sound sources, including harpsichord, autoharp, toy piano, modular synthesizer, recorder, banjo, accordion, bass, drums and sampler.
Brend is joined by a number of additional musicians and collaborators, including multi-instrumentalists Tim Conway and Matt Gale (Farina), singer Suzy Mangion (Piano Magic, George) and analogue synth collector Darren Hayman (Hefner), among several others.
The album is a collectable, intimately hand-crafted limited edition, which comes complete with a range of commodious inserts (Ghostwriter library ticket, miniature book, embossed code envelope with unique typed message, etc).
For further information on Ghostwriter see: www.myspace.com/ghostwriteruk or the label’s website: www.secondlanguagemusic.com