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Ether Ghost

by Block Barley

Mechanic Sky 03:42
The Coffin 02:12
Purple Dawn 02:35
The Player 01:47


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We are excited to present 'Ether Ghost,' the sophomore album from Hamburg-based producer and artist Block Barley. This sonic journey through thirteen psyche-out tracks seamlessly fuses classic production methods with a contemporary edge. Drawing inspiration from Italian Giallo Soundtracks, Library records, Dark Wave, Progressive Rock, and the Memphis Rap-Tape Culture, 'Ether Ghost' is a pitch-shifted exploration of gritty soundscapes.

From the cinematic tone set by the opening track, 'You Better Sleep,' with its mighty drums reflecting the urgency of modernity, to the post-industrial pulse of 'Iron Gate Sanctuary,' providing a path to break free from constraints, each piece contributes to the album's distinct and hypnotic vibe. 'The Coffin' unfolds with a codeine-laced bounce, serving as a poignant eulogy for our times. Throughout the album, Block Barley manipulates cinematic themes, creating tension and anticipation through repetitive motifs, leading towards the final track, 'Ether's Whisper' — an ethereal infusion of ambient hope that resolves the prevailing dark atmosphere, leaving listeners with a profound and emotive experience.

Enter the realm of the 'Ether Ghost.'

This project is available on a limited vinyl edition, a collaborative effort between Hafenschlamm Records and Votava Records, while the digital release is managed by The Content Label from Los Angeles. 'Ether Ghost' pays homage to the global community spirit of the underground beat scene, celebrating music as a collective experience.


Jon Fugler - XLNT radio show
" Many, many thanks - a great album."

Jeannie Hopper - WBAI FM (New York)
"Spooky, dreamy, ethereal grooves.. diggin"

Sandro Bianchi - Ibiza Sonica / Loca FM / Radio Circulo
"Great album, love i!"

DJ Mark Cooper - Bedford Falls Players
"Loving this!!"

Dr.Best (Sven Thomschke) - Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg/Germany
"Great album!"

Rory Hoy - Big BeatTastic Radio Show
"Very atmospheric!"


released March 15, 2024


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