The Ghost in Science

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The Ghost in Science
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Studio album by Susumu Hirasawa
Released May 25, 1990 (1990-05-25)
Length 44:22
Label Polydor K.K.
  • Akiro "Kamio" Arishima
  • Susumu Hirasawa & Yūichi Kenjo (Executive Co-Producers)
Susumu Hirasawa chronology
Water in Time and Space
(1989)Water in Time and Space1989
The Ghost in Science
Virtual Rabbit
(1991)Virtual Rabbit1991
Singles from The Ghost in Science
  1. "World Turbine"
    Released: May 25, 1990 PODH-1008

The Ghost In Science (サイエンスの幽霊, Saiensu no Yūrei) is Susumu Hirasawa's second solo album.


The Ghost in Science is marked by a whimsical, futuristic thematic in which Hirasawa paints himself as a mad scientist. It has a sound similar to other Hirasawa albums of the same era, though puts greater emphasis on electronic elements.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Susumu Hirasawa, except "Fish Song" by Hirasawa & Akiro "Kamio" Arishima with string arrangements by Hirasawa & Kayo "Kokubo" Matsumoto.

No. Title Length
1. "World Turbine" (世界タービン Sekai Tābin) 4:03
2. "Rocket" (ロケット Roketto) 3:31
3. "Fish Song" (フィッシュ・ソング Fisshu Songu) 6:06
4. "Cowboy and Indian" (カウボーイとインディアン Kaubōi to Indian) 2:50
5. "QUIT" 6:50
6. "Amor Buffer" (アモール・バッファー Amōru Baffā) (instrumental)) 1:29
7. "Dreaming Machine" (夢みる機械 Yume Miru Kikai) 3:24
8. "Techno Girl" (テクノの娘 Tekuno no Musume) 3:47
9. "FGG" 2:22


Release history[edit]

Date Label(s) Format Catalog Notes
May 25, 1990 (1990-05-25) Polydor K.K. CD POCH-1009
July 1, 2005 (2005-07-01) Universal Music Japan, Universal Sigma Digital Download none
February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29) Chaos Union, Teslakite CD CHTE-0055 Remastered by Masanori Chinzei. Disc 2 of the HALDYN DOME box set.
September 24, 2014 (2014-09-24) Universal Music Japan SHM-CD UPCY-6910 Part of Universal's "Project Archetype" (supervised by Osamu Takeuchi & Kasiko Takahasi). Remastered by Kenji Yoshino (supervised by Chinzei) with both original liner notes and new ones.[1]
  • "Techno Girl" is included on the AD.POLICE - DRAGON TRIP drama CD.
  • "Fish Song" is the B-Side to the "Root of Spirit" single.
  • "Rocket" and "Fish Song" were included on the Root of Spirit~ESSENCE OF HIRASAWA SOLO WORKS~ compilation.
  • "World Turbine", "Rocket", "Fish Song", "Dreaming Machine" and "Techno Girl" were included on the Archetype | 1989-1995 Polydor years of Hirasawa compilation.


  1. ^ Takeuchi, Osamu. "wilsonic works 41". wilsonic journal. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

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