Martyn - 'Ghost People' Album Launch, London

Martyn - 'Ghost People' Album Launch, London

For his sophomore album Ghost People, Martyn teamed up with his 3024 partner and designer, his close friend from Eindhoven, Erosie. Erosie blends images and visual styles in the same unorthodox way that Maryn combines sounds and created the artwork for Ghost People.

The artwork for Ghost People is the 9th in a freeform mural series Erosie dubs "Horror Vacui" ("fear of empty space"), which is also the name of one of Martyn’s album tracks. Horror Vacui murals have appeared in galleries and warehouses in different parts of the world: the Ghost People cover was created on a wall 18m high in Poland, painstakingly painted by hand on a scaffolding. 

Erosie explains: “The album cover was in Poland - that was the first one I did on an outside wall. The ‘Horror Vacui’ series is really much more about the process of how it evolves - I start [painting] on the top left and end in the bottom right corner, and I don’t know what will happen in-between.” 

Martyn says, of Ghost People: “The album is my idea of what’s going on in music at the moment. It’s four-to-the-floor based, and it’s also quite anxious. It’s obnoxious, it’s hard-sounding. I just wanted to make something a little more aggressive. ‘Ghost People’ is so many ideas packed in to so little time, but hopefully it will make you want to listen again. It’s similar to how Erosie’s artwork is intense, an overload of thoughts, instead of an easily digestible image.” 

To bring Ghost People to life, Martyn and Erosie will be combining their mediums for a series of one-off launch parties in various parts of the world. Martyn will play a live set with Erosie's art as the backdrop, integrating the music from Ghost People and Erosie’s art (keeping in line with the Horror Vacui mural style and ideology), and adapting it to each location.

Teaming up with London’s Black Atlantic, the first album launch will be in London on Thursday, September 15th at a secret location in Hoxton. The venue will be covered in Erosie's art, so the listeners will be immersed in what Martyn calls "a full live manifestation of the album." Martyn’s live set will be accompanied by a special garage set from Hyperdub leader kode9, a set from Exit Records’ boss dBridge, and a performance from Manny Z from Citinite. The evening will be hosted by SP:MC.

Info & tickets here.



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