Ghosting debuts transcendent mixtape Reimagining Miyazaki
Melbourne producer GHOSTING (aka Andrei Eremin) has released his entirely instrumental mixtape debut, Reimagining Miyazaki.
Last month we saw a preview of the project with the first track off the mixtape, ‘One Summer「 Spirited Away 」’, where Ghosting demonstrably crafted a striking ensemble of percussive beats, smooth sub bass lines and swelling synth pads to rework the soundtrack from Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away.
An additional ten tracks have also been released on the Reimagining Miyazaki mixtape, sampling and reworking leading motifs from several of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s major feature films.
These tracks are inspired by the stunningly beautiful soundtracks of the anime films from the iconic director and Studio Ghibli co-founder, which have been transformed into some pretty remarkable pieces of work.
Ghosting has altered some of soundtracks more than others; some theme motifs have merely been complemented and accentuated with beats, sampling and subtle bass lines, while others have been far more altered with heavier sampling and harder synth and instrument parts.
Reimagining Miyazaki incorporates masterpieces from Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle, just to name a few.
Andrei Eremin has previously worked with the likes of Chet Faker, Wafia and Fractures, and has played a patent part in shaping the current sound of independent music.
In this new project, Ghosting shows Eremin perfecting his focus as a producer, combining his own sonic palette with lo-fi percussive beats, wavering synths and swelling bass lines to deliver a refreshingly unique rendition of electronic hip-hop music.
Ghosting’s mixtape is not only transcendent for the ears, but also conjures up nostalgic feelings to create an emotive listening experience to any Ghibli fan.
Reimagining Miyazaki is out now for digital download and limited cassette release via Wondercore Island.
Words by FREYA SIMMONS