Spectral Sound

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Spectral Sound
Ghostly spectrallogo.jpg
Parent companyGhostly International
FounderSamuel Valenti IV
Minimal techno
Country of originUnited States
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan

Spectral Sound is a record label that was originally an offshoot of the more cerebral Ghostly International, but has since gained similar notoriety thanks to successful records by Matthew Dear and other techno producers. The label began in 2000 to fulfill the more dancefloor-oriented interests of founder Samuel Valenti IV, and early singles included artists like Kenneth Graham, Osborne and James T. Cotton (aka Dabrye).

Spectral’s first full-length was Leave Luck to Heaven by Matthew Dear in 2003, which proved to be a seminal fusion of pop and minimal techno. Primarily propelled by 12" singles, Spectral has broadened its initial American focus to include international producers like Hakan Lidbo and Mike Shannon, and has been likened to contemporaries Kompakt and Perlon.[1]

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  1. ^ "Releases - Ghostly International". Ghostly.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09.