Ghostbug: Ultimatum EP
Lordy, lordy, have we got a hot one for you! Upstart Minneapolis-based electronic producer Ghostbug (not to be confused with Ghostband) unsuspectingly released his Ultimatum EP via Bandcamp yesterday—and, at a fleeting 20 minutes, it’s a whopper. The EP reminds me of elements of my favorite bedroom electronica producers, including Mint’s sultry synth waves, the cohesive complexity of Minotaur Shock, and Mux Mool’s ear for organic percussion. (Just noticing that all of these producers’ names start with a letter “M”.)
Ghostbug is the project of Brian Markey, a local painter who’s been moonlighting as a producer since 2002 without releasing so much as a single beat. Consider what you’re reading right now a World Exclusive (or something). According to some correspondence with Markey, he’s sitting on a treasure trove of unreleased material, so let’s hope that a bit more makes it out of his bedroom. You can listen to Ultimatum below, and download it for free (DO IT!) at the Bandcamp page.