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music

ghostslikeshadows
listen to my latest track: ghostslikeshadows

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updates

05.08.20
this is where i write shit nobody will read

website overhaul. my studio is all pulled apart and i'm in the midst of reorganizing and rewiring and repairing... long overdue projects gathering dust. i thought my favorite sampler was broken but i guess it's not. i pulled down my last track because i didn't like how it was mixed, so ghostslikeshadows is back up. i sampled an old orson welles record i found at goodwill for that one. that's what's up.

about

my name is mathias purtlebaugh and i don't like the weird third-person bio stuff.

i live in seattle and have been making music since 1996. my current project is a dark, electronic, witchy-earthy thing called spirit ▲ shrine. i create, compose and record everything on old hardware from the 80s and 90s. in addition to music, i make collage art, zines and posters, and i'm part of a Capitol Hill art collective cult.

past projects i have been involved in include an industrial art-punk trio called WINDOWSNINETYFIVESECONDEDITION, a solo chiptune/drum & bass project called TANGENTBOT, a nerdy hip-hop duo called Three Ninjas And Tangentbot, a tracker collaboration crew called Public Works and an industrial, tracker-based project simply called Tangent.

influences include oOoOO, The Swans, Skinny Puppy, Coil, Throbbing Gristle, riot grrrl, DIY, punk, fluxus, the moon, storms, forests, mountains and the sea.

you can check out the rest of my music at bandcamp and a more limited selection at soundcloud.

spirit shrine performing at cairo in seattle, wa -  12-14-2013