As The Sun Melts Into The Ocean

Minimal but atmospheric ambient drones focussing on just one note and its normally hidden harmonics.

The music on this album is played on guitar with an ebow through a selection of effects.

The two different versions use the same source material - 4 seperate recordings playing the same note.

The parallel version plays these recordings simultaneously. Each recording is looped but is a different length, so the music interacts in subtly different ways and never completely repeats itself throughout the piece.

The linear version plays each recording one after another with the music playing into the long, slowly decaying loop I use for most other Ghost Harmonics recordings.

The differences between the two are subtle but, I hope, satisfying. This is an approach I will try again for future albums.

Released 15 September 2017

Tracklist:
1. As The Sun Melts Into The Ocean (Parallel Version)
2. As The Sun Melts Into The Ocean (Linear Version)

Total running time: 1:38:14

All music written, performed and produced by Ghost Harmonics
at MCos, Manchester during August 2017.

Photography and design by Ghost Harmonics.

Cover photograph: Sunset over the Pacific near Dana Point, California, September 2015.

Forever Under The Stars

Minimal but atmospheric ambient drones focussing on just one note and its normally hidden harmonics.

The music on this album is played on guitar with an ebow through a selection of effects.

The two different versions use the same source material -
4 separate recordings playing the same note.

The parallel version plays these recordings simultaneously. Each recording is looped but is a different length, so the music interacts in subtly different ways and never completely repeats itself throughout the piece.

The linear version plays each recording one after another with the music playing into the long, slowly decaying loop I use for most other Ghost Harmonics recordings.

The differences between the two are subtle but, I hope, satisfying. This is an approach I will try again for future albums.

Released 1 September 2017

Tracklist:
1. Forever Under The Stars (Parallel Version)
2. Forever Under The Stars (Linear Version)

Total running time: 1:38:14

All music written, performed and produced by Ghost Harmonics
at MCos, Manchester during August 2017.

Photography and design by Ghost Harmonics.

Cover photograph: Night sky over central Portugal, August 2017

Reviews of Forever Under The Stars

"Forever Under the Stars" is a triumphant celebration of sound in all its simplicity and complexity.

Though the droning tones and oscillations appear to be minimalist at first listen, there is actually an immense amount of sound morphing, mutating and permutating going on. As such, there is a wealth of sound and music in this remarkable album.

Brin Coleman / Ghost Harmonics has once again produced a deeply captivating album full of musical insight and brilliance.

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Echoes In Nature

A minimal atmospheric ambient drone focussing on one note and its normally hidden harmonics.

Performed and recorded live using a ebowed guitar and layers of synths.

Released 18 August 2017

Total running time: 45:31

All music and art by Ghost Harmonics.

Recorded and produced at MCos, Manchester, August 2017.

Cover photo: Flowers by a pond near Fundão, Portugal, August 2017.

Light On Sound

Slow washes and atmospheres drifting around you.

One continuous, drifting ambient drone.

As usual, I play one note on the guitar with the ebow, focussing on that note and bringing the normally hidden harmonics forward.
As with the previous album (ghostharmonics.bandcamp.com/album/under-the-ocean-waves) there are also layers of several synths all playing the same note in cascading loops of different lengths. These synths start the drone before being joined by guitar.

Instruments used on this album:
stratocaster played with ebow, Novation Bass Station, Novation KS rack, Novation K Station, Korg TR rack, Waldorf Blofeld, all played through various effects in Ableton Live.

Released 31 July 2017

Total running time: 39:43

All music and art by Ghost Harmonics.

Recorded and produced at MCos, Manchester, June 2017.

Cover photo: Close up of the 8 string guitar and ebow, used for this recording.