R.B. Russell is a British author of weird and supernatural fiction, and he also runs the fabulous Tartarus Press imprint.
What a lot people don't know is that Ray also makes wonderful music. "Ghosts", his debut album, presents a selection of tracks composed and arranged by Russell himself.
Vocals for a number of tracks are provided by the incomparable Lidwine whose poignant voice is the perfect complement to the music.
Lidwine's voice reminds of Björk, or of This Mortal Coil. Altogether, this is an album of haunting songs from ambient to rock, with both vocal and instrumental tracks.
Guitar and piano creep in, in a ghostly manner, and sometimes a rhythm kicks in, only to disappear again...
This is very melancholy, very evocative music. A must have for every fan of the 4AD label, Björk, This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins etc.
Highly Recommended by David Tibet ! lim 300 copies