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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 18 July 2013

South London electro-pop band, The Chap, are unique and inventive. They are signed to Ghostly International, which issued their album Mega Breakfast in the US in July 2008 as their first official American release. These are the songs that have inspired them over the years.

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By Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 9 July 2013

‘I know it’s electronic music’, Brian Lindgren says, ‘but sometimes I feel like an old-timey traveling musician with an M-Audio Trigger Finger instead of a guitar’. As Mux Mool, Lindgren has been criss-crossing the country by himself for years, collecting records, loops, and samples, and rocking parties in towns both large and boondock-small. [from Ghostly]

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Haunting dresses: photos by Meg Cowell

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By Daniel Purvis in New Photography on Monday 24 June 2013

Meg Cowell’s haunting dresses rise from the blackened void, revealing their ghostly feminine visage. Expanding on her previous series of photographic works which featured dark and sensuous interpretations of found women’s lingerie, Cowell’s latest series captures elaborate period dresses in their lavish glory.

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Stunning illustrations in a moleskin notebook by Marco Mazzoni

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By Nicola Smanio in New Illustration on Saturday 18 May 2013

What Marco Mazzoni can do with coloured pencils on a moleskine sketchbook is pretty amazing. The Modenese artist has a taste for delicate, very detailed renders and intricate compositions of small animals and mystical women. In his women portrait series, he chooses not to paint the eyes, which he sees as a distraction, thus infusing […]

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The Invisible Wall: a photo series by Ana De Orbegoso

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 18 February 2013

Ana De Orbegoso is fascinated with the concept of walls. We build walls to create separation, to give privacy, and to protect things. We build personal walls for the same reasons. We want to build barriers between ourselves and the rest of the world. These invisible walls hide our deepest fears and greatest aspirations. Ana […]

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Shrouds of Toyota: a photo series by Ed Eckstein

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 8 February 2013

Ed Eckstein’s latest series focuses on an unlikely and often overlooked subject: shrouded cars. His series was shot on the busy streets of Israel, which provide a contrasting background to the bleached tarps covering the cars. This collection of photographs is calming with an almost ghostly atmosphere.

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New work by Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi

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By Dunya Atay in Video on Friday 21 December 2012

Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi (aka the creator of the ghostly mountains floating in space) questions the term ‘invisible with the help of some basic materials, such as plastic sheeting and black hot glue.

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People vs. Places: a double-exposure project

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By Hemmingbirds in New Photography on Wednesday 28 November 2012

I found myself unable to turn away from the ghostly images on the site People vs. Places. It’s interesting how haunting the images are as they are merely photos of seemingly average people and everyday places. What I find inspiring is the almost complete lack of control the artists have on the final image. This is a testament to NOT being a control freak.

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Paintings by Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski

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By quequito in New Art on Wednesday 10 October 2012

The work of Zdzislaw Beksinski is certainly not new, but although it’s been around for several decades, it is still mesmerizing. Some of his paintings have a Francis Bacon meets William Turner feel to them. You often see blurry objects in the background disappearing behind a veil of light next to nightmarish creatures and dark gloomy atmospheres, all with unsaturated colors and ghostly brush strokes. I see it as a dark post-apocalyptic surrealism, which is no wonder taking into account he was a teenager during the Second World War.

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Duchamp-inspired Gue(ho)st Houst in France

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in Architecture on Tuesday 9 October 2012

French artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Pejus have transformed this outbuilding at the Synagogue de Delme, a French contemporary art centre, into a huge architectural sculpture. It’s called the Gue(ho)st House. A Guest + A Host = A Ghost, inspried by Marcel Duchamp’s playful aphorisms. ‘Duchamp’s wordplay ended up being the trigger, a base line for drawing up the project,’ said Berdaguer and Pejus.

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Ghost Employees pinhole project by Joy Celine Asto

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By Joy Celine Asto in New Photography on Monday 10 September 2012

After seeing some of the first pinhole photos I took around my workplace, I had this idea of starting a film photography project called “Ghost Employees.” More than just a play on the ghostly images of people blurred from long exposure, my goal is to document and illustrate the hustle and bustle of people’s everyday working life. Aside from the typical office setting, I plan to take this project in hotels, schools, cafes, and anywhere else there may be interesting busy scenes and people at work. 

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Hot springs of the Beitou District in Taipei City, Taiwan

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By Tanja M. Laden in Cool Travel on Friday 8 June 2012

Beitou is bewitching – quite literally. The northern Taiwanese Ketagalan Aboriginal group historically referred to the region’s flurry of volcanic activity as ‘patauw,’ which translates to ‘witch.’ There are more than 30 hot springs in Beitou, which is located along two faultlines that meet at the dormant Datun Volcano Group.

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Forest Swords album: Dagger Path

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By Chris Koehler in New Music on Friday 9 December 2011

Between replays of Bruce Springsteen and hipster-of-the-minute rock, I keep coming back to the Forest Swords album Dagger Path. Even with all the modern microgenres, I have no idea how to classify this album. At times stark and ghostly, other times melodic, the music is always hypnotic. Samples loop and evolve, slowly shifting styles mid […]

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Collaboration between Burial and Four Tet

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By Samuel Birtwistle in New Music on Wednesday 2 November 2011

Two great artists coming together to make some great, dark, ambient electronica with garage-feel drum loops. As we know, the elusive Burial has been gathering more commercial acclaim after being nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2008. His style of tinny garage drums coupled with ghostly samples is a perfect fit alongside Four Tet’s often complex IDM or ambient straight electronica. The two have been combining a lot recently, producing great records, and even producing an EP with Thom Yorke of Radiohead which is also worth a listen.

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James Bascara

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By Louis Spano in New Art on Tuesday 1 November 2011

This upcoming artists’ work never fails to interest me. Its ghostly figures and dreamlike (almost memorial) environments absolutely strike me. He also incorporates tremendously designed typography in some of his works, adding to a narrative of the piece. Bascara has an upcoming solo show, The Violet Hour, at Brooklyn College.

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