This is the story of a man raised and nurtured in the beating heart of four-to-the-floor club music. A man who took a wander down some strange and twisted alleyways. A producer who, while exploring the outer edges of electro, hip-hop and breaks, never stopped listening to and mixing techno, finding in its linear progression a different kind of complexity to the SF-inspired, bass-driven experimentalism of his first clutch of releases. This is the story of Ghost by Nature, an alias of producer Gary Crowne, aka Black Lantern mainstay Krowne.
In a way, Ghost by Nature is the first alias, the source code, the ghost in the machine that is Krowne himself. Growing up, his biggest love was techno music, but it wasn't until he became involved with regular Edinburgh techno shindig 4X4, as promoter and resident DJ, that he decided to finally release some techno.
The new beats required a new alias, and so Ghost By Nature was born. Like his work as Krowne and as one half of Kromatic, liquid funk basslines drive the tracks. They are laced with with deep, percussive synth riffs, shimmering across driving, many-layered rhythms.
It is futuristic, and futurist, like all good techno. With ghostly washes of acid house, Detroit techno and slick electro felt througout the tracks, this is an album as rooted in electronic music history as it is in science fiction's speculative approach.
A new era for Krowne, and a new sound for Black Lantern.
Ghost by name...
Black Lantern Music 2014
released August 28, 2014
All tracks written and produced by Krowne AKA ‘Ghost By Nature’
All tracks mixed by Krowne 2014.
Mastered at Inotrope studios by Asthmatic Astronaut
Except track 10,11 Mastered by Gary The Apprentice at GTA Digital
Artwork by R Campbell Marshall 2014.
Tracks 10,11 originaly appered on the ep 'Open Box' through GTAdigital