Various ‎– Ghostly Swim

Ghostly International ‎– GS-1, [adult swim] ‎– none
19 × File, MP3, Compilation, 256 kbps


1 Michna* Triple Chrome Dipped 3:19
2 Dabrye Temper 2:49
3 The Chap Carlos Walter Wendy Stanley 2:56
4 Dark Party Active 4:20
5 Tycho (3) Cascade (Live Version) 3:56
6 JDSY All Shapes 1:56
7 Deastro Light Powered 2:26
8 Matthew Dear R+S 3:44
9 FLYamSAM The Offbeat 2:18
10 Cepia Ithaca 3:37
11 Aeroc Idiom 3:34
12 The Reflecting Skin Traffickers 4:08
13 School Of Seven Bells Chain 4:23
14 Ben Benjamin Squirmy Sign Language 3:13
15 Kill Memory Crash Hit + Run 5:08
16 Osborne Wait A Minute 4:00
17 Milosh Then It Happened 3:59
18 10:32 Blue Little 4:31
19 Mux Mool Night Court 3:17


'Record label Ghostly International and modern cult classic programmers [adult swim] have paired up for a compilation of new music and art. A genre-busting 19-song collection, stretching the entire Ghostly International galaxy, Ghostly Swim explores the Avant-Pop style that the Ann Arbor/New York City label has been been championing for the past 9 years.'

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March 24, 2009
edited over 6 years ago

Gave it a 5 just for Deastro's track.

I'm a fan of [adult swim]'s little interludes w/ music, and had been keeping an eye out for the music in case it got released in some obtainable form. Noticing this label (and it's easily accessible digital releases), I downloaded a bit, and was pleasantly surprised by this release. Not so much with the African and Def Swims, but that's for another review I suppose.

Some of this follows the instrumental hiphop standard (Dabrye, FLYamSAM), some of it's more drawn-out mellow downtempo (10:32, Milosh), some IDM (Cepia, Dark Party), chiptune? (Aeroc), and some of it's less-classifiable (Deastro, The Chap). All around good sampler for headphone oriented electronic music. Still not sure if it's the music they actually use on the TV channel, but it's close enough for the moment....

Recommended tracks: Blue Little, Light Powered, Traffickers.

Edit: I posted this a little over two years ago, and the tune that's stood the test of time the best would have to be Traffickers. Maybe it's just because it's similar to what I listen to regularly, but I often come back to it for a good loud roll out. My only lament is the 256kbps quality is a little lacking at the top.