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Release date: 20 June 2011
Style: Progressive metal

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01. Fly
02. Heart Baby
03. Feather
04. Kawaii
05. Ghost
06. Blackberry
07. Monsoon
08. Dark Matters
09. Texada
10. Seams
11. Infinite Ocean
12. As You Were
13. Radial Highway [iTunes bonus]

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Line-up
Devin Garret Townsend - guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards, ambience, banjo
Kat Epple - flute, woodwinds
Dave Young - keyboards, harmonium, mandolin
Mike St-Jean - drums, percussion
Katrina Natalie - vocals

Guest review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
7.2
Devy without the Hevy leaves you with a surprisingly enjoyable experience, Townsend sheds his manic industrialised progressive metal and unleashes a calming flow of soothing tunes on Ghost. The difference between the two "project" albums this year is staggering, Deconstruction is a completely shameless exposition of the mastermind's inner quirkiness, whereas Ghost is nothing of the sort. You're in for a tranquil 70 minutes to say the least, the meaning behind the album title becoming apparent for all its ethereal atmosphere.

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published 15.12.2011 | Comments (4)

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MechanisT - 28.02.2011 at 00:21  
  The cover is lame, but I'm sure the music will have a minimum base-quality that Devin won't ever lose, so looking forward to the album...
Introspekrieg - 28.02.2011 at 05:04  
 
Written by MechanisT on 28.02.2011 at 00:21

The cover is lame, but I'm sure the music will have a minimum base-quality that Devin won't ever lose, so looking forward to the album...


What's wrong with the cover? Too simple?
MechanisT - 28.02.2011 at 12:21  
 
Written by Introspekrieg on 28.02.2011 at 05:04

Written by MechanisT on 28.02.2011 at 00:21

The cover is lame, but I'm sure the music will have a minimum base-quality that Devin won't ever lose, so looking forward to the album...


What's wrong with the cover? Too simple?


In my opinion the album title and the cover don't go exactly hand-in-hand, you know what I mean?
Introspekrieg - 28.02.2011 at 14:39  
 
Written by MechanisT on 28.02.2011 at 12:21

Written by Introspekrieg on 28.02.2011 at 05:04

Written by MechanisT on 28.02.2011 at 00:21

The cover is lame, but I'm sure the music will have a minimum base-quality that Devin won't ever lose, so looking forward to the album...


What's wrong with the cover? Too simple?


In my opinion the album title and the cover don't go exactly hand-in-hand, you know what I mean?


After hearing "Drench" (an outtake from Ghost) the cover seems appropriate... we'll see.
MechanisT - 28.02.2011 at 15:11  
 
Written by Introspekrieg on 28.02.2011 at 14:39

Written by MechanisT on 28.02.2011 at 12:21

Written by Introspekrieg on 28.02.2011 at 05:04

Written by MechanisT on 28.02.2011 at 00:21

The cover is lame, but I'm sure the music will have a minimum base-quality that Devin won't ever lose, so looking forward to the album...


What's wrong with the cover? Too simple?


In my opinion the album title and the cover don't go exactly hand-in-hand, you know what I mean?


After hearing "Drench" (an outtake from Ghost) the cover seems appropriate... we'll see.


Lol...then the title is lame.
tmclane - 30.03.2011 at 04:06  
Rating: 8 Im thinking the cover looks sick...
MechanisT - 05.04.2011 at 16:41  
  Well what do you know? The cover's changed, and for the better! Devin must be taking my criticisms to heart...
Risto - 05.04.2011 at 17:26  
 
Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 16:41

Well what do you know? The cover's changed, and for the better! Devin must be taking my criticisms to heart...

The green leaf thing is the slipcase. Addicted and Ki have similar artwork thematics.
MechanisT - 05.04.2011 at 17:27  
 
Written by Risto on 05.04.2011 at 17:26

Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 16:41

Well what do you know? The cover's changed, and for the better! Devin must be taking my criticisms to heart...

The green leaf thing is the slipcase.


Thanks for the insight! Good thing it's a slipcase, it didn't look well as a cover...
metalicharly - 18.05.2011 at 13:36  
  I didn´t expect this album to be like this. It's half new age and half ambient/chill out. Flutes, electronics, no guitars, no drums..softest melodies ever.
Wyrd - 26.05.2011 at 02:11  
 
Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 17:27

Written by Risto on 05.04.2011 at 17:26

Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 16:41

Well what do you know? The cover's changed, and for the better! Devin must be taking my criticisms to heart...

The green leaf thing is the slipcase.


Thanks for the insight! Good thing it's a slipcase, it didn't look well as a cover...


Because it's all about the artwork, right? thats what makes a good album
MechanisT - 26.05.2011 at 02:12  
 
Written by Wyrd on 26.05.2011 at 02:11

Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 17:27

Written by Risto on 05.04.2011 at 17:26

Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 16:41

Well what do you know? The cover's changed, and for the better! Devin must be taking my criticisms to heart...

The green leaf thing is the slipcase.


Thanks for the insight! Good thing it's a slipcase, it didn't look well as a cover...


Because it's all about the artwork, right? thats what makes a good album


No, it doesn't, but it sure as hell leaves a positive/negative impression, if you know what I mean.
Wyrd - 26.05.2011 at 02:15  
 
Written by MechanisT on 26.05.2011 at 02:12

Written by Wyrd on 26.05.2011 at 02:11

Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 17:27

Written by Risto on 05.04.2011 at 17:26

Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 16:41

Well what do you know? The cover's changed, and for the better! Devin must be taking my criticisms to heart...

The green leaf thing is the slipcase.


Thanks for the insight! Good thing it's a slipcase, it didn't look well as a cover...


Because it's all about the artwork, right? thats what makes a good album


No, it doesn't, but it sure as hell leaves a positive/negative impression, if you know what I mean.


I do, but I also well enough never to 'Judge a book by it's cover.'
MechanisT - 26.05.2011 at 02:18  
 
Written by Wyrd on 26.05.2011 at 02:15

Written by MechanisT on 26.05.2011 at 02:12

Written by Wyrd on 26.05.2011 at 02:11

Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 17:27

Written by Risto on 05.04.2011 at 17:26

Written by MechanisT on 05.04.2011 at 16:41

Well what do you know? The cover's changed, and for the better! Devin must be taking my criticisms to heart...

The green leaf thing is the slipcase.


Thanks for the insight! Good thing it's a slipcase, it didn't look well as a cover...


Because it's all about the artwork, right? thats what makes a good album


No, it doesn't, but it sure as hell leaves a positive/negative impression, if you know what I mean.


I do, but I also well enough never to 'Judge a book by it's cover.'


Just to clear the air here; not once have I uttered a single word against the music/album. You can check if you want. I don't know how you came to the conclusion that I'm bashing Devin's latest offerings because of some stupid artwork. I agree with the saying that you've highlighted, but the context in this instance is well and truly off the mark.
Wyrd - 26.05.2011 at 03:34  
  I was only observing the fact that you seemed so focused on the art work rather then the music.
MechanisT - 26.05.2011 at 16:45  
  How am I supposed to comment on the music when it hasn't even been released yet? I'm aware of teasers/leaked versions, but I'll pass that option. I would like to hear it when it gets released officially.
R'Vannith - 27.05.2011 at 03:38  
Rating: 7 The artwork is an important part of the album for me, if it has good artwork I tend to be more interested in wanting to listen to the music. Then again there is wonderful music out there hidden behind mediocre cover art.
SceneryOfLoss - 22.06.2011 at 18:49  
Rating: 3 I didn't enjoyed it a lot...
Fat & Sassy! - 22.06.2011 at 22:40  
Rating: 9 And here I was thinking I was gonna like Deconstruction more than this. What an incredibly beautiful and moving piece of work. It just feels so... natural and honest. <3 Complete opposite of Deconstruction, obviously.
RealGone - 23.06.2011 at 22:48  
  Enjoyed this a lot. But then, I've always had a soft spot for Dev's softer side. Read my full review here: http://www.realgonerocks.com/2011/06/devin-townsend-project-ghost/
@gent_-_orange - 27.06.2011 at 17:41  
 
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 22.06.2011 at 22:40

And here I was thinking I was gonna like Deconstruction more than this. What an incredibly beautiful and moving piece of work. It just feels so... natural and honest.

100% agree with this... Its good to see him doing music that HE wants to make and not what people expect... Natural and Honest are exactly what id use to describe this record.
Baz Anderson - 27.06.2011 at 18:16  
  I actually enjoyed this more than I expected to, too.
*!* - 13.07.2011 at 00:11  
Rating: 6 A relaxing album this is, with few nice melodies here and there but the long songs get a lil boring. i give it a 6.5.
Opethian - 19.07.2011 at 20:27  
Rating: 7
Written by MechanisT on 28.02.2011 at 00:21

The cover is lame, but I'm sure the music will have a minimum base-quality that Devin won't ever lose, so looking forward to the album...


lol the album art totally depicts whats inside that album itself, Peaceful, Melodic, Ambient and Atmospheric . Im sorry that its not a simple cover like most album art works nowadays
MechanisT - 19.07.2011 at 20:47  
 
Written by Opethian on 19.07.2011 at 20:27

Written by MechanisT on 28.02.2011 at 00:21

The cover is lame, but I'm sure the music will have a minimum base-quality that Devin won't ever lose, so looking forward to the album...


lol the album art totally depicts whats inside that album itself, Peaceful, Melodic, Ambient and Atmospheric . Im sorry that its not a simple cover like most album art works nowadays


My comment was actually about a previous "cover" and not this one. Look at the date of my post.
And yes, this cover's hella better.
Mehdi Taba - 03.10.2011 at 00:36  
Rating: 9 I think this is pure and emotional work, I can feel the songs especially woodwinds parts, Really good work .
Super_Greg - 06.12.2011 at 00:52  
Rating: 9 I grew to love this cd so much
Lit. - 06.02.2012 at 07:12  
  The lesser of two evils: Harmony and tranquility.
InnerSelf - 24.05.2012 at 02:00  
Rating: 8 I enjoyed this quite a bit, the flutes and woodwinds were really great
Frankthetank727 - 06.07.2012 at 23:09  
Rating: 10
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 22.06.2011 at 22:40

And here I was thinking I was gonna like Deconstruction more than this. What an incredibly beautiful and moving piece of work. It just feels so... natural and honest. <3 Complete opposite of Deconstruction, obviously.


Deconstruction was actually my least favorite album of these four, and probably my least favorite of his that I have heard. It seemed so overblown, lacked focus, and felt the least honest of all his records. Usually with any of his music one can detect an honest display of emotion but I found that extremely difficult to do with Deconstruction. It has its moments for sure, but overall it's pretty boring, especially having seen it all live on the recent dvd set he put out.
Fat & Sassy! - 10.07.2012 at 07:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Frankthetank727 on 06.07.2012 at 23:09

Deconstruction was actually my least favorite album of these four, and probably my least favorite of his that I have heard. It seemed so overblown, lacked focus, and felt the least honest of all his records.


I agree. I'm pretty sure all these points were, for the most part, intentionally made so by Dev when making this album. It goes along with the theme of the album. Of course, this doesn't excuse it from being less interesting though.
musicalkaratekid - 20.07.2012 at 01:21  
Rating: 9 Such a relaxing album, I actually believe this too be the best of the four DTP albums.
madrigal - 15.12.2012 at 03:10  
Rating: 10 Pure delight

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