All of the songs are short stories; even if again and again the narrator\'s voice is transmitted to the instruments, the piano, the guitars, an accordion. And in comparison to the very song-orientated debut by Electric President - 24-year-old Ben Cooper\'s alter ego (Radical Face) and second musical affair of the heart, Ghost, has become a songwriter-album. Or rather a song-writing album, the tracks as carefully arranged interiors, chamber folk, pocket symphonies, passionate melodies.
Ben Cooper recorded this album almost entirely alone. In a small shed in Jacksonville Beach/Florida. His recording studio. Another one of these houses full of stories. He recorded the guitars and drum-patterns, the banjos, organs and keyboards and sang in chorus with himself. He let the instruments take a deep breath and created a breathing record, a lively, warm Ghost. \"Welcome home, son\" is an epic miniature, a radio play to some extent. Banjo, glockenspiel, children\'s voices, a toy drum maybe. \"Wrapped in piano strings\" begins with a soft and light guitar, a murmur is blown over and rises to a hymnal crest: \"I saw your father in the hall; his ghost is living in the wall\". \"Homesick\" finally is an almost melancholic farewell, Cooper\'s guitar, his direct, flattering voice, reduced and condensed.