Label
EMI Germany
Release date
20 Jun 2011
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
72:39

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Fly 4:13 22,729
2 Heart Baby 5:55 20,679
3 Feather 11:30 21,258
4 Kawaii 2:52 19,115
5 Ghost 6:24 18,712
6 Blackberry 4:52 17,734
7 Monsoon 4:36 17,012
8 Dark Matters 1:56 16,842
9 Texada 9:30 15,855
10 Seams 4:04 15,681
11 Infinite Ocean 8:01 15,371
12 As You Were 8:46 14,441

About this album

Released: June 20, 2011
Recorded: August 2010 - September 2010
Genre: Progressive rock, experimental rock, new age, ambient
Length: 72:45
Label: HevyDevy Records, InsideOut Music
Producer: Devin Townsend

“Ghost was meant as a conclusion, (Which it turns out it was not) …essentially a ‘new-age’ sort of acoustic album, it’s a wind-down after Deconstruction. Where Decon put me into a fury of creative situations, Ghost was made in tandem as a very conscious ‘head massage’. A record that concludes the fear of Ki, the delusion of Addicted and the fury of Deconstruction by essentially saying. ‘There are no answers, you know no more now that when you started…but the experience has taught you acceptance’. And that’s really the point of the whole DTP project. I knew during Ziltoid that I was interested in making a bunch of intense symphonic statements in the future, but before I was going to allow myself the liberty to do so, I needed to clarify my past statements. I needed to prove to myself I wasn’t afraid of myself, and that I could work on autopilot and walk into any musical situation without it absorbing me and trumping the joy of it. Ghost was recorded as a testament to my childhood love of the kind of ‘new-age’ genre, and ironically, one of my first inspirations in that genre was a duo called ‘Emerald Web’, which consisted of a husband and wife team. Their music was a huge soundtrack to my childhood, and as fate would have it, the flautist on Ghost is Kat Epple, who played the flute in Emerald Web.

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  • jigsawman1000

    The album art is a good representation of the album

    1 Mar 9:35pm Reply
  • JordyLicht

    @Sanity_Theorist You might be listening to a pirated copy, because there is no clipping on my digital download or vinyl version.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Jordy666sic

    Have been revisiting this album very often after listening to the album commentary again. What a gem.

    30 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Cacnep

    "Fly" and "Feather" are my favourites from this album.

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Apparently this has some clipping. A new age album with clipping is surprising from someone that produced Ziltoid the Omniscient...

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • The_dglgmut13

    This really has become one of my favourite albums.

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • EternalRain27

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard, musically.

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jigsawman1000

    Want more like this!!!

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • The_dglgmut13

    I'm punching myself in the balls for sitting on this for so long, this is super rad.

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • alexobviously

    As much as I like Devin's heavy music, this is my favourite thing that he's ever done, by far.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Masevah

    Man I love it so much! To think this is the same person who wrote Deconstruction. Is everything this man touches, gold? Devin you give me hope for the future!

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    I shroomed to this and it sounded demonic.

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Chi-hiita

    I think this is the best of Devin's project era. This mellow ambiance and those soothing atmosphere "soundscapes" are very impressive and captivating. This could be easily written off as just background music for relaxation, but it's not like that. Definitely not. According to the kicks I get.

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ThomatoForce

    @BloodyCape88 My thoughts exactly! Like, literally! And this album does have its ambient moments, although it's not an ambient album that's for sure.

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • metal180

    Have any of you even listened to an ambient record before??? [2] Check out Devlab and The Hummer if you want ambient Devin Townsend.

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SchWarG

    and why the hell is this tagged as ambient? Have any of you even listened to an ambient record before???

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SchWarG

    Lot of the tracks remind me of Pink Floyd's Cluster One

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • BloodyCape88

    I get the most fantastic mental images when I listen to this... tropical rainforests, vast oceans, icy mountaintops, bright blue skies, springtime meadows with flowers in bloom, a thunderstorm on a hot summer night, laying in the grass and gazing up at the stars... I could just go on and on. This album is simply incredible. Thank you, Devin. :)

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • Setti

    Amaru_Cheetox, absolutely similar situation!

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Amaru_Cheetox

    I've not listened to this in, like, over a month...listening to it again I wonder how I ever survived without it.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
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