Sonic Revolutionaries: Ghost in the Machine's Electro-Industrial Excellence


Olivia Rayner

Ghost in the Machine's EP, featuring their latest single 'Enemy of the State' and the captivating 'Operation G.I.T.M.,' is a tour de force of electro-industrial excellence. The duo, composed of C4 and Face, has masterfully woven a tapestry of intense beats, heavy guitars, and lush electronics, creating a sonic landscape that transcends boundaries. With 'Enemy of the State' as its rallying cry, the EP is a musical journey through dystopian worlds, espionage, and resistance against oppressive regimes. Each track is a testament to Ghost in the Machine's ability to craft deeply lyrical and meaningful songs that inspire and empower. In a world seemingly turned upside down, this EP reminds us that 'When life is hard and dark, it can still be transcended through the Ghost in the Machine.' C4 and Face are indeed sonic weavers, and this collection of songs draws you into a resounding web of sound that is both powerful and unforgettable


The artists C4 and Face make up the eclectic duo Ghost in the Machine. They are futuristic musical muscle motorcar racers fusing their songs into crafted hybrid creations. Journey to the Otherwise, their latest album, released on January 11, 2022 on Sliptrick Records. It displays their synergistic sorcery and inimitable sound. Inside the song, there’s quite literally a “Ghost in the Machine” ... and it draws you in through your speakers.

Within Journey to the Otherwise, Ghost in the Machine splice together their style on a web of influences drawing from different genres. One can hear influences from Industrial, Alternative, Rock, Electronica, Urban and more. Known for weaving polished crafted songs with thundering grooves, heavy guitars and lush electronics; they delve deeply into lyrical concepts reaching the boundaries of love and hate, oppression and enlightenment and the social experience. C4 explains their sound, “In our music, the machine is the computer. The music represents the ghost. Our muses emanate through all devices - it’s unbinding.” C4 and Face call their high-energy expression of blending various genres “Rocktronica”.

Ghost in the Machine’s songs from previously released ground-breaking albums have weaved their way into 21st Century world culture, heard on TV shows on almost every major cable channel, in feature movies and indie films, on commercials, and in video games, mobile apps, and other modern media. A few standout mentions - network TV shows including "Mistresses (ABC)", "Madam Secretary (CBS)", "Arrow (CW)", "Miss USA (NBC)", and "Raising Hope (FOX)", and feature movies and indie films such as "The Marine 4: Moving Target", "H2O Extreme", "Frakenhood", "Ace of Hearts", and "Shred". In addition, major corporations, from Gymkhana to Optima Batteries to Red Bull to Monster Energy have licensed GITM songs for commercial use.

In a time where the world has seemingly turned upside down with a pandemic and social and political insanity, their music has a message, "When life is hard and dark, it can still be transcended through the Ghost in the Machine.” C4 and Face are master musical craftsmen. They are sonic weavers. Ghost in the Machine’s guitars are not just instruments, but tools to entwine and shape their mix of meaning and muse into a resounding web that draws you into your stereo speakers.

Source Olivia Rayner

November 1, 2023 11:22am ET by Olivia Rayner  

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