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Aug 25

Since its inception in 2002, Ghostly’s SMM series has always been dedicated to the fringes of electronic music—glitch, ambient, IDM, neo-classical, noise, and beyond have their place in the collection. This is where artists like Detroit beatmaker Tadd Mullinix and San Francisco vibe specialist Christopher Willits rub elbows with KILN’s dubby soundscapes and the austere minimalism of The Sight Below. Regardless of background or style, everyone adds a unique and important perspective to the conversation. Ghostly’s 15th anniversary has prompted a fair amount of nostalgia in us this year, not the least of which is taking a look back through the history of SMM.
Perhaps the best way to explore an eclectic discography like this is with a playlist, the go-to format for siphoning large quantities of time and creativity into a bite-sized context. Our Ghostly SMM: XX playlist juxtaposes hand-picked tracks from each release in the SMM catalog, including its latest addition, Christopher Willits’ OPENING album. This selection of songs illustrates the wealth of passion, ingenuity, and taste that has helped both Ghostly and the SMM series thrive over the years. The music is available to stream in the player below, where you’ll also find the tracklist for Ghostly SMM: XX.
Ghostly SMM: XX | Listen for free at bop.fm

I: Tadd Mullinix - “Shaven Glass” (Panes, 2002) II: Twine - “Piano” (Twine, 2003) III: KILN - “Ghost” (Sunbox, 2004) IV: Aeroc - “Please Go Wrong” (Viscous Solid, 2004) V: North Valley Subconscious Orchestra - “Napali Passage” (The Right Kind of Nothing, 2006) VI: Christopher Willits - “Colors Shifting” (Surf Boundaries, 2006) VII: KILN - “Fyrepond” (Dusker, 2007) VIII: Cepia - “Hoarse” (Natura Morta, 2007) IX: Twine - “Small” (Violets, 2008) X: The Sight Below - “The Sunset Passage” (Glider, 2008) XI: The Sight Below - “No Place for Us (Eluvium Remix)” (Murmur EP, 2009) XII: The Sight Below - “Burn Me Out From the Inside” (It All Falls Apart, 2010) XIII: Christopher Willits - “The Heart Connects to the Head” (Tiger Flower Circle Sun, 2010) XIII.2: Pale Sketcher - “Don’t Dream It (Mirage Mix)” (Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed, 2010) XIV: Kyle Bobby Dunn - “Runge’s Last Stand” (SMM: Context, 2011) XV: Jacaszek - “Pod Światło” (Glimmer, 2011) XVI: Willits + Sakamoto - “Abandoned Silence” (Ancient Future, 2012) XVII: Heathered Pearls - “The Worship Bell” (Loyal, 2012) XVIII: A Winged Victory for the Sullen - “Ti Prego Memory Man” (SMM: Opiate, 2013) XIX: KILN - “Star.field” (meadow:watt, 2013) XX: Christopher Willits - “Clear” (OPENING, 2014)

Since its inception in 2002, Ghostly’s SMM series has always been dedicated to the fringes of electronic music—glitch, ambient, IDM, neo-classical, noise, and beyond have their place in the collection. This is where artists like Detroit beatmaker Tadd Mullinix and San Francisco vibe specialist Christopher Willits rub elbows with KILN’s dubby soundscapes and the austere minimalism of The Sight Below. Regardless of background or style, everyone adds a unique and important perspective to the conversation. Ghostly’s 15th anniversary has prompted a fair amount of nostalgia in us this year, not the least of which is taking a look back through the history of SMM.

Perhaps the best way to explore an eclectic discography like this is with a playlist, the go-to format for siphoning large quantities of time and creativity into a bite-sized context. Our Ghostly SMM: XX playlist juxtaposes hand-picked tracks from each release in the SMM catalog, including its latest addition, Christopher Willits’ OPENING album. This selection of songs illustrates the wealth of passion, ingenuity, and taste that has helped both Ghostly and the SMM series thrive over the years. The music is available to stream in the player below, where you’ll also find the tracklist for Ghostly SMM: XX.

Ghostly SMM: XX | Listen for free at bop.fm

I: Tadd Mullinix - “Shaven Glass” (Panes, 2002) 
II: Twine - “Piano” (Twine, 2003) 
III: KILN - “Ghost” (Sunbox, 2004) 
IV: Aeroc - “Please Go Wrong” (Viscous Solid, 2004) 
V: North Valley Subconscious Orchestra - “Napali Passage” (The Right Kind of Nothing, 2006) 
VI: Christopher Willits - “Colors Shifting” (Surf Boundaries, 2006) 
VII: KILN - “Fyrepond” (Dusker, 2007) 
VIII: Cepia - “Hoarse” (Natura Morta, 2007) 
IX: Twine - “Small” (Violets, 2008) 
X: The Sight Below - “The Sunset Passage” (Glider, 2008) 
XI: The Sight Below - “No Place for Us (Eluvium Remix)” (Murmur EP, 2009) 
XII: The Sight Below - “Burn Me Out From the Inside” (It All Falls Apart, 2010) 
XIII: Christopher Willits - “The Heart Connects to the Head” (Tiger Flower Circle Sun, 2010) 
XIII.2: Pale Sketcher - “Don’t Dream It (Mirage Mix)” (Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed, 2010) 
XIV: Kyle Bobby Dunn - “Runge’s Last Stand” (SMM: Context, 2011) 
XV: Jacaszek - “Pod Światło” (Glimmer, 2011) 
XVI: Willits + Sakamoto - “Abandoned Silence” (Ancient Future, 2012) 
XVII: Heathered Pearls - “The Worship Bell” (Loyal, 2012) 
XVIII: A Winged Victory for the Sullen - “Ti Prego Memory Man” (SMM: Opiate, 2013) 
XIX: KILN - “Star.field” (meadow:watt, 2013) 
XX: Christopher Willits - “Clear” (OPENING, 2014)

Aug 24

Lightworks: Mark E #ghostly15

Lightworks: Mark E #ghostly15

Aug 23

Step Into The Arena: @matthewdear #ghostly15

Step Into The Arena: @matthewdear #ghostly15

Blinded By The Light: @fortromeau #ghostly15

Blinded By The Light: @fortromeau #ghostly15

Com Truise, London #ghostly15

Com Truise, London #ghostly15

Aug 22

Michael Cina chose 15 cuts from the over 300 Ghostly and Spectral releases for a new playlist. #ghostly15 ghostly.com

Michael Cina chose 15 cuts from the over 300 Ghostly and Spectral releases for a new playlist. #ghostly15 ghostly.com

Aug 21

Happy 15th Ghostly: dorm room daze #tbt

Happy 15th Ghostly: dorm room daze #tbt

Tycho, NYC.

Tycho, NYC.

Aug 19

Still from Christopher Willits’ forthcoming film/album, OPENING.  Pre-Order LP with print at the store or follow the process: drip.fm/willits

Still from Christopher Willits’ forthcoming film/album, OPENING. Pre-Order LP with print at the store or follow the process: drip.fm/willits

Aug 18

Xeno and Oaklander in Brooklyn. Regram: @dogpasta

Xeno and Oaklander in Brooklyn. Regram: @dogpasta