Ghosts on Magnetic Tape

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Ghosts on Magnetic Tape
Bass Communion - Ghost On The Magnetic Tape.jpg
Studio album by Bass Communion
Released February 2004
Recorded May-August 2003
Genre Ambient, Drone
Length 56:27
Label Headphone Dust
Producer Steven Wilson
Bass Communion chronology
III
(2001)
Ghosts on Magnetic Tape
(2004)
Indicates Void
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Dusted (positive) [1]

Ghosts on Magnetic Tape is the name of the fourth studio album released by British musician, songwriter, and producer Steven Wilson under the pseudonym Bass Communion. It was created primarily from processing 78rpm records and piano sources.[2] There was a limited edition of 300 copies available as a double CD including Andrew Liles' reconstruction disc.

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition and CD 1 (only on the Limited Edition)
No. Title Length
1. "Ghosts on Magnetic Tape I" 12:45
2. "Ghosts on Magnetic Tape II" 7:02
3. "Ghosts on Magnetic Tape III" 10:15
4. "Ghosts on Magnetic Tape IV" 8:17
5. "Ghosts on Magnetic Tape V" 18:48

Limited edition[edit]

CD 2 - Andrew Liles Reconstruction
  1. Part I - 9:17
  2. Part II - 11:04
  3. Part III - 9:56
  4. Part IV - 10:18
  5. Part V - 16:33
2LP

Side A

  1. Ghosts on Magnetic Tape I - 12:45
  2. Ghosts on Magnetic Tape II - 7:02

Side B

  1. Ghosts on Magnetic Tape III - 10:15
  2. Ghosts on Magnetic Tape IV - 8:17

Side C

  1. Ghosts on Magnetic Tape V - 18:48

Side D

  1. Ghosts on Magnetic Tape out-take - 16:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Steven Wilson – All Instruments
  • Theo Travis – Flute on 5
  • Jonathan Coleclough - Additional sample material

Other[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
 United Kingdom February 2004 Headphone Dust CD HDBCCD9
 United Kingdom February 2006 ToneFloat Double LP TF23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khider, I (16 June 2004). "Dusted Reviews: Bass Communion - Ghosts on Magnetic Tape". Dusted. Retrieved 4 May 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Kieffer, Geoff (October 2004). "Chasing Ghosts in the Dark: A interview with Steven Wilson regarding Bass Communion". Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 4 Aug 2010. 

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