A collective of psychedelic-minded Japanese musicians headed by guitarist Masaki Batoh, Ghost records commune-minded free-range
psychedelia with equal debts to the Can/Amon Düül axis of Krautrock, as well as West Coast psych units like Blue Cheerand Jefferson Airplane.
Batoh grew up in Kyoto, where he attended a private school well-geared to spark his interest in rockmusic, from Dylan and Pink Floyd to the
Velvet Underground. Later, he formed Ghost with a large and varying lineup, centeredaround contributors such as Michio Kurihara, Kazuo Ogino,
and Taishi Takizawa. According to reports, the group lived a nomadicexistence, drifting from ruins of ancient temples to disused subway stations
around the Tokyo area.