by James A. McDermid

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"Phantoms" is a re-adaptment of the album "Letters", released in 2008 via October Man Recordings. Ten years later, sound artist and electronic musician James A. McDermid decides to revive old memories by re-releasing this album through Sounds Against Humanity.

Here's how the artist describes this super immersive and emotional piece of work:

"My life was very different to how it is now. When I listen to this music now, I really a sense that the ghosts of the past are ingrained in the DNA of these tracks - lovers have come and gone; my younger sister and stepfather have since passed away - where they have now taken on very different meanings compared to when they were first conceived just 10 years before. The album is about memories now; memories that haunt me like phantoms".
— James A. McDermid

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released September 24, 2018


music composed in 2008 - England and Turkey

synths | piano | acoustic guitar | sound treatment & assembly | mastered by : James A. McDermid

artwork by : Inês Ourives Delgado

"Phantoms is dedicated to my sister, Harriet (1975-2016)"


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