Edo Ghost is a post-rock / post-metal project from composer and multi-instrumentalist, Justin North. This half Japanese, half British musician hails from London, England, but his music is very much influenced by his second home. Tokyo. A lover of various styles of music, including rock, soundtrack and Jazz, this music graduate mainly works alone in the studio, playing everything himself. Subtle Japanese elements can be heard in Edo Ghosts’ epic sound, drawing influences from numerous post rock bands, composers such as Yoko Kanno and Vangelis, and the cinematic landscape of Tokyo itself.
Yurei is the debut Ep from “Edo Ghost,” a Japanese-British musician hailing from London UK. The EP consists of one 12 minute epic track which is very much in the post rock genre, however, on a deeper listen, you can hear the subtle Japanese elements within the music, reminiscent of Yoko Kanno and Vangelis, combined this with the “heavy drone riff” guitars, obviously influenced by bands like Smashing Pumpkins and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, results in a cinematic experience, conjuring up images of a dark Tokyo dystopia. This is EP sounds like an audible translation of the end of the world.