Unborn Ghost

"The Unborn Ghost LP is phenomenal. Fucking incredible. ... One of my favorite albums of 2023."
      - Peter Thomas Tanski, The Book Of Very Very Bad Things
        (Scranton, PA, USA)

"It's somewhere between post-punk, darkly psychedelic noisy rock, experimental electronic stuff with samples; and all around creative in delivering portraits of moods and ideas that one finds out in American society in this moment."
      - Thomas Murphy, Queen City Sounds and Art
        (Denver, CO, USA)

"Beautiful and powerful."
      - Leonardo Casas, Estrellita Mía
        (Santiago, Chile)

"Airs of Contempt and Derision deals with topics and themes most musicians and artists would steer clear of ... delivered with a scathing and cutting wit, backed by dark rock arrangements absorbing elements of everything from psych, doom, industrial and garage, interspersed with experimental piano based interludes. ... [It's] an album which derides and shares contempt for behaviours, choices and conditions ... the topics seem current ... and Airs of Contempt and Derision offers a rare, if not directly critical, take on a world that is sometimes hard to fathom."
      - Tony Dickie, Compulsion
        (Johnstone, Scotland)

"This new record from Unborn Ghost ... is excellent. ... I've listened to it a bunch. ... It would be dramatic to call Airs Of Contempt And Derision a difficult listen, but it fits. There's a cinematic quality to the record and depth abounds, but what may act as a deterrent is the variety. Jumping into Unborn Ghost might be too obscure for a casual music fan. On the contrary, fans of noise-rock and more experimental (not prog) styles of guitar music, will likely latch onto what is truly an enveloping listen. Perhaps the circumstances of exposure will matter when play is pushed on the first listen, but the ride is worth the currency, whatever it costs."
      - Dan Craley, Getting It Out
        (Lancaster, PA, USA)

"Airs of Contempt and Derision is a dark and sonically varied album."
      - Josh Griffiths, The Aither (Sidney, Australia)

"As I let this record play I was more and more impressed by how well it was produced. ... Some of it is a little over-the-top and dramatic but the production is pretty flawless."
      - Ryan Nichols, Razorcake
        (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

"While the music shifts from post punk to to stoner doom to electronic/experimental, it fits very well in the Gothic/Goth Metal category. ... Not your typical Gothic/Goth Metal album, but it certainly has its plusses."
      - Steve Mecca, Chain D.L.K.
        (Elmira, NY, USA)

"Airs of Contempt and Derision ... features 13 songs driven by a mix of Gothic, Dark-Wave and Psychedelic passages. The main atmosphere hanging over the songs ... [is] pretty Halloween-like ... and remind[s] me of horror movies. ... Solid guitar play inject[s] power into the work."
      - Stephane Froidcoeur, Side-Line Magazine
        (Tienen, Belgium)

"A concentrate of daily disgust poured along thirteen tracks of electronic gloom and austere electric guitars to the address of a primitive black and white rock. Airs of Contempt and Derision reminds us—for the umpteenth time and to the nth degree—how much America sucks and how much suffering and discipline are necessary to survive it with the intent to maintain a shred of dignity. Is this the soundtrack that ushers in the fall of the 'Great Satan'?"
      - Max Ribaric, Occidental Congress
        (Trieste, Italy)

"Unborn Ghost is awesome! ... Reminds me of some cool Bay Area bands at times; The Black Heart Procession, Black Cat Music, Neurosis. ... It harkens back to what I thought was a very cool time for music. ... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
      - Matt Skiba, Alkaline Trio
        (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

"Unborn Ghost's Airs of Contempt and Derision is a dread-soaked opus of haunting tones, scathing wit and seductive mania layered with precision, patience and finesse."
      - Luke Schmaltz, King Rat
        (Denver, CO, USA)

"A near-gothic slice of alt-rock that's not for pearl clutchers."
      - Adel Souto, 156 / Timescape Zero
        (New York, NY, USA)

"Vibes are a bit dark, but ... sounds great!"
      - Rob Enbom, Eat Skull / Sleeping Beauties
        (Portland, OR, USA)

"So good. It reminds me of a '90s AmRep band if all the riffs were inspired by horror soundtracks. I also enjoy the touches of snarky humor. It's very well recorded and mixed, and scratches an itch for heavy music that isn't dumb tough guy bullshit."
      - Christopher Bickel, In/Humanity
        (Columbia, SC, USA)

"Excellent. ... Airs of Contempt and Derision is a fantastic album."
      - Boyd Rice, NON
        (Denver, CO, USA)

"Airs of Contempt and Derision is an album born of sardonic wit, as evidenced in the song titles. Musically it is mostly a dark rock album with psychedelic and heavy elements. Interesting keyboard passages and uproarious drums drop in periodically throughout the listening experience. ... Highly recommended for fans of Swans, David E. Williams, The Dwarves, Adam Parfrey, and Feral House books."
      - Erin Powell, Awen
        (Plano, TX, USA)

"Fucking awesome! ... Zero moments of boredom. I love it!"
      - Josh Taylor, Friends Forever / Foot Village
        (Denver, CO, USA)

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