Stray Ghost

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Stray Ghost is the artist name of the English composer and sound artist, Anthony Saggers. He has released music through the record labels, Time Released Sound, Hidden Shoal, Highpoint Lowlife, Dead Pilot and Phantom Channel.

The music of Stray Ghost is often heavily melancholic and based around memory and loss. [1] [2]

Release history[edit]

In 2008, the English label Highpoint Lowlife released two Stray Ghost albums, Stray Ghost and Losthilde, the latter of which received widespread acclaim,[3][4][5][6] and was included in Textura's 'Top Albums of 2008'.[7] Also released in 2008 were the EPs Fabula/Sjuzhet (Dead Pilot Records)[8] and A House Of Gold And Oak (Phantom Channel).[9]

In September 2009, Dead Pilot Records released the album, An Avalanche of Swollen Tongues.[10][11]

Also, in 2009 Stray Ghost was signed by the Australian record label, Hidden Shoal Recordings, with the EP Each Paradise is a Lost Paradise being released on 28 October that year.[12]

On 4 March 2010, Stray Ghost released his second album. Nothing, but Death. Stray Ghost also announced that he is currently working on a collaborative album, for release in 2010, with Eugene S. Robinson of the band Oxbow.[13]

The collaborative album, named "Chalk White Nights", was released under the name "Stranger by Starlight" in September 2013 through the British label Bad Paintings. [14]

In April 2012, a new Stray Ghost album entitled "Mono No Aware" was released through Japanese label Analogpath.[15]

The album explores the Japanese aesthetic concept of Mono No Aware.

In October of 2012, American label Time Released Sound released the fifth full-length Stray Ghost album "Those Who Know Darkness, See The Light", showcasing a slight change in style to a more "neo-classical" sound. [16][17]

In December 2013, Anthony self-released a new album entitled "Mały Wilk".[18]

Discography[edit]

  • Stray Ghost, Highpoint Lowlife Records, (2008)
  • Losthilde, Highpoint Lowlife Records, (2008)
  • Fabula/Sjuzhet, (EP), Dead Pilot Records, (2008)
  • A House of Gold and Oak, (EP), Phantom Channel, (2008)
  • An Avalanche of Swollen Tongues, Dead Pilot Records, (2009)
  • Each Paradise is a Lost Paradise, Hidden Shoal Recordings, (2009)
  • Nothing, but Death, Hidden Shoal Recordings, (2010)
  • Aschenbach, Self-Released Digital E.P, (2011)
  • Mono No Aware, Analogpath (Japan), (2012)
  • Those Who Know Darkness, See The Light, Time Released Sound, (2012)
  • (As Stranger by Starlight) Chalk White Nights, Bad Paintings (U.K), (2013)
  • Mały Wilk, Self-Released Album, (2013)

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