Boomkat Product Review:
Phantom Ghost are back with a new album for Dial. "Some wonderful guests helped us: Our associated member, visual artist Michaela Meise, lends us her bell-like voice she used so accurately last year on her album with reinterpretations of catholic hymns, the surprise success “Preis Dem Todesüberwinder”. She joins in the second bird hymn in the history of Phantom Ghost -”In The Tittery”- and embodies the role of the lonely concubine in our micro musical “Phantom Of The Operette”. The amazing Violoncello player Boram Lie, founding member of the Kaleidoskop ensemble, currently also performing with Brandt Brauer Frick and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, gave the dead golems of cello arrangements we handed her so carelessly a life and expressivity we would not have dreamed of. Always operating on the verge of our capabilities ourselves (sometimes you might hear a groan on the piano track), we needed to finish the album with a rusty trombone performed with the fragile resoluteness of someone experienced in self-display, but just getting acquainted with the instrument. We found the perfect cast in actor Thomas Niehaus who accepted the challenge in the most elegant way. But we invite you herewith to decide for yourself whether you would like to join us for the ride or whether you´d consent to Ira Gershwin".