'Mood Mad' is the debut album from Faded Ghost, an alias of Guizhou born, Shanghai based independent artist ChaCha. Using her voice as an instrument and layering field recordings with a combination of hardware and software, she creates collages soundtracking her memories, experiences and dreams.
Following her well received debut EP release 'Ghost Ark', SVBKVLT's first release in 2012, 'Moon Mad' expands on Faded Ghost's sound and space. Through her travels since the first EP, the album explores feelings and experiences of the sun and moon at different latitudes around the globe and the collisions of sound, culture and technology in these regions. Using and reshaping sound samples collected over 5 years, and observing the connection that language, culture and religion plays on the sounds of a location, 'Moon Mad' looks at the power of tidal fluctuations caused by the position of the moon, and the effect this has on language, the calendar, art and mythology, as well as the weather and seasons, and the effect this has on the mood and intrinsic energy of an individual as well as a group.
'Moon Mad' will be released on Shanghai's SVBKVLT label in June 2017, with Faded Ghost premiering her new live set at Douban's Wetware Festival in Beijing on Sunday 21st May. Each of the 11 tracks on the album feature its own artwork from IdleBeats' Nini Sum, and the images will be collected and indie-published as a limited edition riso zine to coincide with the albums release.