Endless Light is a record with an open hand: an instantly appealing sound from a new producer with a highly-tuned ear. Born of his collection of antique synths and drum machines, the Space Ghost experience channels a deep heritage of 1980s funk minimalism and analogue boogie. Velvet pads, hood-rat sleaze, and heaped spoonfuls of soul.
Never overly reverential or nostalgic, the record looks forward to a strange, bright future. Its sweeping sci-fi synths and twinkling sound design recall Lone or Dorian Concept’s first outings into cosmic psychedelia. «Cosmic Cave» packs enormous ambient vistas into a bejewelled miniature. Frosty interlude «After Hours While It Rains Outside» touches the same cold nerve as Vangelis on Blade Runner. The gently vocoded love jam «Strong Heart» could’ve even fallen out of the Stranger Things playbook.
Throughout, Space Ghost stands out from the mounds of music today defined by lo-fi aesthetics. These are twelve enchanting cuts from a producer who has barely pulled back the curtain on his prowess. Supreme tip for 2018.