Holy Ghost is an experimental music project formed in 2007 by two close friends, Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel. The two met while attending Bard College in New York and quickly clicked because of their shared love for music. Over the years, Holy Ghost has come to be one of the most eclectic and dynamic acts in electronic music, combining a range of influences from classic soul to modern-day indie-rock.
Holy Ghost’s sound is a mixture of classic harmonies, lush electronica, and pulsing grooves set to futuristic soundscapes. Their musical approach has become increasingly adventurous over time and their creative output is continuously pushing boundaries with new sounds, beats, samples, and textures. By evolving their melodic landscapes with each project they release, Holy Ghost has made an article name for itself as an act that is both sultry and daringly ambitious.
The duo’s live show illustrates their ongoing exploration of the sonic world they have created by discerningly blending various obscurities like field recordings, shoegaze textures, psychedelic elements among many others into something truly unique. Alongside touring extensively all over the world including a show at Coachella with LCD Soundsystem playing alongside them during the same year, Holy Ghost unmistakably made its definitive mark on audiences everywhere they graced. They’ve shared the stage with a variety of acts like LCD Soundsystem and Vampire Weekend over the course of their career as well.
The artwork core to Holy Ghost’s aesthetic boils down to interpretations of historical psychedelia but also blends lyrical symbolism referencing their disorienting tonal explorations as well as religious or spiritual iconography. Bright colors maintain continuity but also suggest evolution visually throughout all artwork produced by the group since breaking out onto the scene in 2009 debut studio album “Static On The Wire” to future releases such as 2016’s sophomore LP“Work”. Their visuals combine touches from graphic design that recall album art from famous players in the genre from the past directly such as Tame Impala or Sixto Rodriguez whom much gratitude is owed for shaping what’s referred to today as neo-psychedeliadisco-funk sound coined by some unofficial media groups during this same era . The use of photography found on some releases bring forth a distorted yet somehow familiar feeling that capsulize a certain nostalgia through instrumental vibes explored around this movement alongside relatability seen through iconography prevalent on album covers plus posters produced for live shows all encapsulated into creating an endearing diverse visual experience that was first introduced within this project but now reaches borders much wider across multiple scenes in both music production and design world alike regularly today.
From what began almost a decade ago as an intimate collaboration between two long time friends has now grown into multi layered experience drawing people closer ambitiously manipulating the subconscious through intense rhythm while nourishes it with eye popping graphics styles appreciated across generations not only globally still fluctuating since 2008 – 2018 but looking forward towards whats next spanning even further far beyond what’s understood today affecting our tomorrow musically right here right now on earth which is exactly where Hugy Ghost strives and ultimately succeeds musically fantastically consequently growing more meaningful artistically symbolizing these changes progressing today simultaneously uniting crossovers between various culture expressed through art therefore never really settling thus organically leading them towards exponential levels continuing let off steam enhancing our explosive mind expanding beyond boundaries with complete intention profoundly from start getting heavy without contemplation maintaining sensory vibrations engulfing out hearts every single day underneath one single roof known as Holy Ghost!