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Press pic 01 The Ghost And The Machine /picture credits: Lara Cortellini/Fullmax Recordings
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Press pic 04 The Ghost And The Machine /picture credits: Lara Cortellini/Fullmax Recordings
cover of the latest single "20 Miles high"

Selection of media coverage

Los Angeles based

US-Los Angeles Blog "LA Note": Andreas Lechner introduces "Dark Academia Pop"

Andreas Lechner about why he is doing music: "Hopefully I can give people solace with my music, make them laugh or cry, make them FEEL. I see myself in my profession more as a magician than as a musician, because music has its very own magic that I always want to keep and pass on to others."

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Austrian newspaper

Austrian Newspaper article in "Der Standard": Vienna as the nucleus of Dark Academia Pop, 2021

Dark Academia Trend: How the social network TikTok fuels the retro lifestyle and what this has to do with "The Ghost And The Machine"...

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Austrian TV station Puls 4 Music Tip "20 Miles High", 2021.

Puls 4 Music Tip of the Month June. Broadcast on ProSieben Austria, Sat. 1 Austria, Puls 4, kabeleins Austria and sixx Austria.

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"Persona" Bohema Wien, 2021.

I imagine Contraland as a planet where you can be yourself without constraint. For a long time, I had a precise image of how an artist has to be and perform. But I think that this fixed idea leads to a point where a lot of things that make you who you are, are sorted out. (...) In Contraland, things no longer have to exclude each other just because they are different.

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Picture shot by Lara Cortellini

Portrait on Austrian broadcasting radio station "ORF Radio Niederösterreich", 2021.

About The Ghost And The Machine,

the new albums "Alice in Contraland" Part I and II,

Growing up in Kirchberg am Wechsel and making music.

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Picture shot by Lara Cortellini

Austrian TV station Puls 4 Music tip "Way To Blue", 2021.

Puls 4 Music Tip of the Month March. Broadcast on ProSieben Austria, Sat 1. Austria, Puls 4, kabeleins Austria and sixx Austria.

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"Dirty blues rock at Club 2" NÖN.at, 2019.

About the concert in Waidhofen, Austria.

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"Video premiere: The Ghost And The Machine "Caroline" - Air the existential vexation!" The Gap, 2018.

"Songs like 'Caroline', celebrating its video premiere here, convey in equal measure the infinite expanses of the U.S. hinterland - in the video, it's probably its Austrian counterpart - and that intimacy inherent in looking inward."

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"Red Rain Tires" skug music magazine, 2018.

"But what The Ghost and the Machine deliver on "Red Rain Tires" is tangible earthiness and a clearly defined sound. And thematically, a fierce headwind blows in the face of the lover of oversophisticated commonplace monologues in the form of folk songs here. The imagery on the record is crisp and clear, about butterflies and dust, scars and the wreckage of innocence."

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"Red Rain Tires - CD Review" RockTimes, 2018.

"'Red Rain Tires' is like a book of fantastic short stories."

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"Fine sounds from the past" Kleine Zeitung, 2018.

"Thoughtfully, Andreas Lechner, a native of Burgau, with his smoky voice, leads the listener in his songs through a land that is resting and at the same time fully conscious."

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"Music is what happens in front of the microphone" Music Austria, 2018.

"Because letting go and moving freely also needs a lot of security, and you get this just through diligence, interest and attention to detail. My interest in old techniques and the entire history of music of the last century is also very great and constantly flows into my playing. The boundaries between musical genres are fluid, and good music is timeless anyway."

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"Simply beautiful: The Ghost And The Machine" Courier, 2016.

Article about the debut album The Ghost And The Machine.

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