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Ghost's Masaki Batoh releasing requiem album for Japan earthquake victims

A second piece of Ghost-related news in recent weeks, with details of a new album on the way from Masaki Batoh, titled Brain Pulse Music. The album is described as a prayer and a requiem for the victims of the Japan earthquake.

The project was initially intended to consist of music produced from brain waves, but following the earthquake, plans were derailed. In the aftermath of the disaster, Batoh began to see more patients complaining of stress and anxiety at his acupuncture clinic, and the album morphed from a purely electronic album to one which became an attempt to reconcile spirit and body via rhythms, melodies, and instrumentation used in traditional religious practices and festivals.

Brain Pulse Music will be released on CD and LP on 20 February. All proceeds from the record will be donated to the Japan Red Cross.