ElectricGhost is a twelve page Free Monthly Music e-Journal that is published, as an interactive PDF publication, during the last week of the month. Whilst we are UK based (Bath, SouthWest UK), it is distributed by email, and we reach over 60,000 individuals in Canada/US, UK and Europe. This includes musicians, music industry people and discerning music fans. We are now starting to get sign-ups from Australia and New Zealand.
Current Issue EG 60:
Firecracker Rag (December 2012)
Finally I’m done with this issue. It will hit your in-boxes on Christmas Eve. You’ll notice that there is no Video Playlist this time. This gives way to our Annual What Rocked Our World In 2012 which is loaded with some of the finest videos of this year. Plenty to keep you happy during the festivities. We are really pleased to have early access to the stunning new album by Arbouretum released in early 2013. A new Delta Blues musician we have just discovered is Brother Dege, we have the review. One of the tracks on the album is going to feature in the new Quentin Tarantino movie out next year. The incredible return of Seattle’s Soundgarden, another review this issue, reveals that they have lost none of their firepower. Have a great festive break and see you on the other side.
You really won’t want to miss this issue. The music will include: Stiv Cantarelli, Blood Red Shoes, Camper Van Beethoven, Patrick Dawes and much more plus the very best audio and video links.
What You Say About Us
“This is really beautiful. I loved it and was a bit taken aback by it. Good work!”
Andy Oliver / Psychedelica Magazine
“Lord knows what the music world would be like without rare people like you!!”
Richard Neuberg / Viarosa
More Than Just Another Music Publication
Not just another general music publication we focus on English and American Roots Music, Alternative Rock, Folk, Blues, Psychedelic with a strong songwriter emphasis. We embrace both emerging and establish artists. PDF publishing also gives a unique edge. It looks like high quality print and is as dynamic and interactive as the web, with links to both audio and video material at a click. It is neither online nor offline, but rather an innovative hybrid. Apart from that we look different from both online and print music magazines in that we feature painterly artworks and haiku beat poetry on the front cover.
Further we are openly political embracing groups like Folk against Fascism. We also embrace psychographics (attitudes, interest, values) rather than demographics (gender and age) in our marketing philosophy. We are a small but growing band of people who are passionate about real music and being really independent. Besides having a carefully chosen mix of connected music genres, we never include any artist(s) that we don’t respect and admire.
As for the name, I needed a really captivating name and it came to me whilst listening to Visions of Johanna by Bob Dylan. The line “the ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face” had always been a favourite of mine, and from that emerged the name ElectricGhost.
Lee Edwards (founder, editor, designer and publisher)