02/2021: "Way to blue" on "Puls4-TV Musiktipp"

Die neue Single
Die neue Single

01/2021: New Single "Way to blue" out now!

"Way To Blue" is the brand new single of Vienna-based songwriter «the ghost & the machine» and is a collaboration with Viennese pop-electronic producer Daniel Pepl a.k.a «fullmax».

The track describes the feeling of disillusion and lack of perspective, caused by numerous lockdowns and, as a consequence, spiritual and social isolation - we’re feeling blue. But blue is also the color of clarity and prudence, and that’s what this track is also about: transmitting that soon everything will be alright again.
But how come that fresh new sound? "I wanted to create a tune that sounds like Billie Eilish on a roadtrip through the Grand Canyon", says Andi Lechner, mastermind of «the ghost & the machine».
This is achieved by mixing metal body resonator guitar sounds from the 30ies with the minimalistic electronic beats of «fullmax», that merge into a soundscape never heard before.
The poetic vocals, occasionally enriched with vocoder effects, resound sometimes in the stoic fashion of Lou Reed, sometimes in a harsh falsetto heard in soul music from the 60ies.

“It’s always the combination of new and old elements that’s most intriguing and inspiring to me”, says Lechner. “This archaic guitar sounds combined with that fresh electronic sounds and poetic lyrics really feels like coming home to me.”

Cover The Ghost & The Machine - Way to blue

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Lyrics written by Andreas Lechner, composed by Andreas Lechner, Daniel Pepl

Produced by Daniel Pepl, published by Fullmax Publishing, 2021

Recorded by Florian Jauker, Audiomanufaktur, 2021

Mixed by Daniel Pepl, Andreas Lechner

Mastered by Daniel Pepl

01/2021: Music video "Way to blue" online!

Video directed by David Visnjic
Coreography: Melina Papoulia
Costumes: Lara Cortellini
Dancers: Melina Papoulia, Lara Cortellini

Youtube-Link: https://youtu.be/kb6aBe0H4uc

11/2020: New Single "Hearts Burn For Many Reasons" out now!

Cover The Ghost And The Machine - Hearts Burn For Many Reasons

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Lyrics written by Andreas Lechner, composed by Andreas Lechner, Daniel Pepl
Produced by Daniel Pepl, published by Fullmax Publishing, 2020
Recorded by Florian Jauker, Audiomanufaktur, 2020

Mixed & mastered by Ignacy Gruszecki, Monochrom Studio, 2020

Cover Art & Photography: Manulli / www.her-name-is-manulli.com

11/2020: Music video "Hearts Burn For Many Reasons" online!

Video directed by David Visnjic
Youtube-Link: https://youtu.be/njjKtdy9sus








«I wanted to create a tune that sounds like Billie Eilish on a roadtrip through the Grand Canyon»

Andreas lechner, mastermind The ghost and the machine