Monday, 24 July 2017

GHOST HALL - NINE DRAGONS: OUT NOW

I hardly ever use it because I don't know enough local bands to do so, but I do actually have a record label (see that Bandcamp link in the sidebar?). And today, I released the new album by synthwave/ambient project Ghost Hall, the solo project of Rescue Dogs guitarist Nathan Fitzpatrick. It's his 3rd release and second full length out through Serene Chaos Records, and it's a great little concept album about the legendary Kowloon Walled City.



Here's what Nathan has to say about his new album:


"Nine Dragons was inspired by the look, feel and history of the Kowloon Walled City, the most populous place on Earth to have ever existed. An accumulation of unplanned buildings rose to near dangerous heights, next to Kai Tak Airport where aeroplanes narrowly passed by the rooftops where residents kept birds and allowed themselves to relax. Inside the dark passageways of the walled city, drug dealing and prostitution was rife, alongside shops and factories of everyday, hardworking residents. An awe inspiring mix of menace and darkness, this album seeks to portray both the danger and the necessity of the walled city."

Due to the conflict of interest that comes with reviewing content you're helping put out, I won't be reviewing this album. All I can say is that it's a fantastic continuation of a young synthwave artist's evolution and it's up to you to make your own mind on it. Stream/download it below: