“Space Lightning” combines two of America’s favorite pastimes: Space, and Lightning, resulting in 11 tracks of dizzying, surging electro synth sorcery. The crisp, clean sound production crushes dance floors in its wake, powered by neon-hot synths, burning bass lines, and lyrics that sound as authentically German as Tom Cruise did in “Valkyrie”. Space Lightning is like a time machine. From the first track, Einführung ("introduction"in German), the listener will be taken back to a better time, when it was okay to party in moon shoes and garish acid-washed jeans.
Chön and Biktor are the German wunderkinds behind “Total Ghost”, which is riding the Kraut-wave tsunami that’s about to hit America.
This hypnotique electronique brings us sounds inspired by 80’s“Kraftwerk”, with a Euro trash glam sensibility inspired by trips to the local thrift store. With their music already in rotation on German radio and videos featured on Canal + in Paris, the only destinations left to explore are the discotheques of America.
With their first full length LP release, “Space Lightning”, Total Ghost has evolved from its humble origins as a fake internet band into a real band that plays in front of live audiences—and likes it. With multiple shows already under their belt, they have perfected the alchemy of combining self-parody with the dance beats of their wax melting tracks. It’s music that rockets beyond its gimmick, and into the stratosphere of a giant space party (with lightning).
released January 18, 2011
Produced by Travis Funk
All songs written by Randy M. Washington
"Forever Midnight", "Tour Life", "Mexico", and "JungleCat" co-written by Adam Nix
"Tour Life" and "Mexico" co-written by Evan Nix
"Forever Midnight" features vocals by Chella Negro
"Engineering" features vocals by Rachel Rowland
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Steele Street Studios
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