C4 and Face make up the eclectic electro duo Ghost in the Machine. And as their professional stage name showcases, they are not your ordinary musicians but magicians of melodies, wizards of genre-bending, and virtuosos of improvisation. Exploring the sonic rabbit holes in ways they only know-how, this duo delves deep into uncharted waters and unexplored territories in order to bring to you music that is warmly familiar and yet unheard of. Their exceptional talents bring a unique dimension to their genre-defying sounds, adding rich, immersive, and mesmerizing influences that have the power to move mountains.
And there is much more to Ghost in the Machine than meets the eye. They are not just performers; they are storytellers who tug at listeners’ heartstrings with their deep lyrics that explore love, hate, social standing, the matrix…basically the good, bad, and extreme evil of our modern world. Both their contributions have been instrumental in shaping the band’s sound and pushing the boundaries of their genre. They bounce off one another, and their creative energy is contagious and fuels the band’s musical exploration.
The moment now belongs to Ghost in the Machine and their latest EP, “Enemy of the State”- an enthralling collection that showcases the duo’s unapologetic authenticity as they confront tyranny and espionage gloves off; they pull no punches in their vivid lyrical display backed by adrenaline-packed industrial and electric instrumentation.
The title track, “Enemy of the State” revels in its expressive sense of musical identity and brilliantly captivating brash demeanor. The electronic cadences are lush, and the industrial components add to the song’s depth and complexity. The self-assured vocals inject the tune with that irresistible rock synergy with their unmistakable ‘snarl’ tones. Unabashedly, the duo confronts politicians’ gluttony, corruption, and despotic tendencies with lines like, “Listen to the wind, can you hear the sound of change? Whispers in your ear, unrest becoming rage” encapsulating the raw emotions of all those oppressed citizens who have had enough seeking to change the status quo.
The instrumentation in this title track is well chosen, impeccably balanced, and perfectly fits the song’s essence and narrative. The way each and every component works in perfect harmony with one another allows the song to achieve what it was set to.
The track “Operation G.I.T.M.,” featuring Australian vocalist Honey B Sweet, delves deep into matters of espionage. Honey B Sweet starts things off and delivers her hip-hop-fueled lyricism with a tone of defiance and resilience, elevating the song’s message. The beat here is hypnotic and danceable, with a driving soundscape that features heart-pumping energy and is highly listenable. Here, you’ll find the complex harmonies, dense melodies, and rhythmic intricacies that embody the spirit of urbanism.
The other two tracks, “Enemy of the State – Cybernaut” and “Operation G.I.T.M. – Cleansed” feature electronic manipulations around the two original singles, showcasing Ghost in the Machine’s boundless creativity and versatility as producers and engineers.
“Enemy of the State” is an EP that has a little bit of everything; it mixes nostalgia and retro, futuristic and urban, with rollicking guitars, pulsating and heart-pumping bass lines, and punchy drums for one memorable listening experience!
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