Ghost Bike

Ghost Bike

Real Name:
Vlad Shusterman
Ghost Bike is the main nom de plume of the Russian-born, Jerusalem-based producer Vlad Shusterman. Multi-instrumental and eclectically trained, he tags (somewhat ironically) his mature work as "ghost-rock": dense, distressed, daedal beauty crafted from fusion of both live and canned vocals, sweeping ambience, inventive sampling, and the ever-present heavily processed guitar.

After more than a decade of experimenting in local rock and electronica outfits, his first Ghost Bike album, titled You Don't Exist, was self-released in May 2010 to rave reviews from blogs and zines worldwide. Time's Carcass EP followed in 2011 on the prestigious n5MD imprint, boasting an even wider palette of influences from worldbeat, industrial, and drone metal to flesh out his post-dubstep-meets-post-rock framework. Fall of 2013 saw the release of the second Ghost Bike full-length Sun of the Dead, which opted for a harder and yet even richer sound with shards of post-metal, washes of nu-gaze and darkwave, winks toward 2-step garage and trip hop - all blending seamlessly in Shusterman's surprisingly earthy songwriting. Since then, he kept busy doing remix work for such heavyweights as Architect and Blue Foundation, and also with his long-awaited neofolk side project Cruel Wonders, released in March 2017. His music was featured in two indie horror films by Steve Wolsh.


Ghost Bike Discography


none Ghost Bike You Don't Exist(12xFile, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Album) Not On Label none Israel 2010
CATMD218 Ghost Bike Sun of the Dead(CD) N5MD CATMD218 USA & Canada 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MD194 Ghost Bike Time's Carcass(7xFile, MP3, EP) n5MD MD194 US 2011