“Ghost Music” is the latest album from ex-pat Australian experimental/folk/psych/indie/noir musician Michael Plater. The follow-up to “An Alchemical Gathering,” his 2022 split release with Enclosed and Silent Order, “Ghost Music,” takes inspiration from Australia’s dark history and the myths, folklore, and legends of Michael’s current adopted home in Cornwall, drawing together a phantasmagorical assemblage of ghosts, seafarers, convicts, spirit mediums, smugglers, alchemists, and lighthouse keepers.
Recorded between 2019 and 2021 at No Recording Studio in Essex, the album is dedicated to the late John Hannon (Liberez, Woe), who recorded, produced and played everything from violin, harmonium, harmonica, clarinet, to bagpipes on the album. The album also features crucial contributions from Stafford Glover (Enclosed & Silent Order, Extreme Noise Terror), who co-wrote two of the songs and plays an equally varied collection of instruments, including bass, autoharp, organ, doorframes and piano lids. The album also features guest appearances from Mark Kluzek (The Doomed Bird of Providence), Tony Millman (Cornish Wreckers), and Fawnia Mountford, with additional technical assistance from the legendary Mark Beazley (Rothko), and Julian Wright. The album was mastered and pressed to lathe cut vinyl by the extraordinary Michael Lawrence at Bladud Flies! “Ghost Music” is out Feb 3rd on Hypostatic Union.
Tracks from the album will be featured on Aural Delights On The Overflow on 12th February 2023.