Gackt – Ghost [27th Single]

January 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm (Gackt) (, )

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Gackt’s 27th single, entitled Ghost, was released on 01.28.09. The title track was featured in Terminator TV series Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Ghost takes Gackt’s rock sound and infuses it with a dose of electronic power to make it memorable. The song begins with an addictive instrumental that has a very sleek technological feel to it. When the rock elements come in, it becomes even fuller and catches the listener’s attention a little more. Gackt’s vocals have a slight distortion on them to fit with the overall vibe of the song and it was a good decision since they compliment the music very well. It’s kind of hard to first notice when the chorus begins but it does soon become clear. It’s not as strong as hoped but the following section of pure instrumentation sounds absolutely fantastic. Gackt’s vocals certainly are enjoyable on this song but the standout part of the song is without a doubt, the energetically thumping instrumentation with fuses electronic sounds with rock.

This single’s B-side is the emotionally carged rock number, Blue Lagoon. Beginning the song is a very mysterious instrumental that intrigues the listener to hear more. Soon the cold pulsating atmosphere comes in and it really stands out. Gackt’s vocals on the first verse are magnificent, smoothly carrying over the music and reflecting the deep emotion of the song. Again, the sections of pure instrumentation are the most memorable because they just really are the emotional basis of the song. Blue Lagoon is a wonderful song and a great compliment to the A-side, just sticking to the rock sound this time around.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Ghost was made. The video is very simple, featuring scenes from it’s tie-in as well as a darkly lit stage featuring Gackt doing some dancing (which he hasn’t done in years). It’s not that great of a video but it does have a certain cool effect that matches the song’s atmosphere.

Single Ranking: A

Gackt definitely started his year off on the right way. Ghost brings in electronic sounds in order to bond with his rock sound to make one very memorable instrumental. Blue Lagoon sticks to the rock sound, taking on a very isolated and cold sound to make the listener crave more. It’s a great single that all Gackt fans or fans of rock in general should check out.

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5 Comments

  1. blackmager said,

    I may not listen to Gackt that much, but that SEXY ASS COVER WITH THE VIOLIN is enough to make me want to go to him RIGHT NAO.
    <333333

  2. amaiyume said,

    hahaha, that’s actually not the cover XD
    I couldn’t find a proper picture of the actual cover so I just used a recent one. The actual covers are hideous 😛
    But you should still listen to the single anyway cause it’s soo good!!

  3. MIRANTI MT said,

    Semoga sukses………

  4. phililen3 said,

    i just heard ghost and flower for the first time and i was shocked. ghost is sooooo……..i think i will need another listen to like it good. flower is hmmmmmm…..well maybe another listen but i love thpv. reall awsome.

  5. ivy said,

    thanks for the pic. I love gackt. Hes a cool guy. And i love his song

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