Ghost was an experimental rock group formed in Tokyo, Japan, in 1984.
Born from the mind of Masaki Batoh not only a musical but also a spiritual leader. The group lived a nomadic existence, drifting from ruins of ancient temples to disused subway stations around the Tokyo area.
Since the early years, they have proposed a psychedelic rock with references to traditional Japanese music, especially in the use of percussion, even if the use of western folk instruments is present.
The compositions have become more complex and instrumental and the band’s musical poetic level has never been higher. Just mention pieces like PIPER, HOLY HIGH or GRISAILLE. If not the cover / reworking of the song DOMINOES by Syd Barret.
Masaki Batoh led the band towards a hypnotic dimension, sometimes dreamlike and reflective, other times chaotic, impetuous and noisy, proposing an avant-garde, progressive, folk, psychedelic rock, reinterpreting in an absolutely original key the canons of the psychedelic rock school of the ’60 and ’70.
Ghost – A psychedelic Japanese myth was a band that deserve to be heard and that would certainly have deserved more popularity and commercial success.