Merchant Of Death
is a masterpiece and a mind altering experience,
transporting you to places you have only dreamt of. Ginger Leigh
is very mysterious; not much is known but venturing into
his musical vision gives you a bit more insight
behind the eyes of this talented artist.
Rev. Gira, CULTURE
( Philadelphia PA, USA)
It's huge and mean and threatening in
such a marvelous way.
'Merchant Of Death' is a compelling selection of
deserves far more attention.
(Evansville, IN, USA)
...and what makes this artist a rare
pearl these days is the fact
that his production has brought a liberating wind of freshness on
to the industrial scene as he freely moves away from scene
paradigms and clichés to forge ahead a vision that is every bit
as intriguing as this mysterious artist is. And The Hallucinations
is an aptly descriptive title for this new collection of visionary
tracks, each bringing an element of that kind of weirdness that
must have tapped the back of the minds of us all a few times
our lives, and that GL seem to persevere in committing to disc
at regular intervals since no-one else of us finds the courage to.
Perhaps one day we'll unveil the mystery behind Ginger Leigh,
but for the time being I'm quite happy with being presented with
works of industrial avant-garde that transcend the establishment
schemes and take up on a completely unconventional approach
with the result of delighting my ears and soul.
...appear to be coming from some
lo-fi idealogy with an eye on
skewed soundtrack material and a penchant for industrial noise,
often augmenting source material with blasts of noise or distorted
electronic accompaniment. Its ability to purloin from various
musical styles is unique especially amongst the industrial and
noise genres and, at least, they're attempting something
Extreme music from “America under
fire” is filled up to the brim
with the delightful madness of Middle Eastern Muslim rhythms,
Arabian sounds and ethnic rhythmical landscapes. All is gracefully
and unpretentiously wrapped up in strange mysterious landscapes
of 60s shows, in metaphysical cosmic notes, in urban noise
environments of polyphony and in industrial mantras.
Igor Vaganov, ACHTUNG
Ginger Leigh is from Artesia California and has been releasing
strange CDs to much acclaim for quite awhile. It all sounds like
great soundtrack music for movies that would be too good to
actually be made! Monster music... ...the way it's all put
is very impressive.
Ginger Leigh would be a great porn name, a reference to both
the good and evil sides of the industry. It recalls Ginger Lynn,
Queen of Eighties kink… It also brings to mind the tragic Megan
Leigh, she of latter day Deep Throat and Behind the Green Door
installment fame, who tragically took her own life in another of
porn's often horrible moments. This disc really sucked it.
...it does form a unique sound and in
the end doesn't come across
as just a pinch of this and a dab of that, but what seems
to be a
window into the mysterious world of Ginger Leigh. Most definitely
a perfect case of genius through insanity. Something new,
and although probably the most sample-derivative music I've
reviewed to date, it also manages to be some of the most original.
Egan Budd, BLOOD
(West Roxbury, MA, USA)
Ginger Leigh...proves...that the sun shines in hell.
fascinating and scary. ...a real rarity; an artist goes new paths
copying the styles and music you know so well in this art form.
Michael Mückz, CUEMIX
The strange meditative to funky turn the collection of songs
reminds one of the hippie movement in the 70's with their drugs
excesses and "way out" music fuelled by free love and
groovy and psychedelic man...
...bit like Big Black with it's thundering New York
style...short blast of electronic tinkering...a nice eerie sound
flowing through it...with its hypnotic percussion has an ethnic
...a bit like Muslimgauze...60s theme music...futuristic sci-fi
John Marshall, FLUX
that will change your life. The atmosphere of the songs
changes like a fast trip around the world in a day, and in the end
you really loose your feeling for time and space and will turn the
album on again and again. Ginger
Leigh is one of the big
exceptional artists in business, he didn’t care about anything
and in the end the result is fascinating and mesmerizing.
Music that doesn’t bore its listener, this music asks for
attention and open ears. Nonesuch!
Michael Mückz, CUEMIX
...indeed I reckon that GL seems to have all the qualities for
scoring movies in his own quintessential weirdness. The general
atmosphere is quite grim and his approach definitely avant-garde.
Not quite sure how he has not landed on an appropriate label yet,
as he is churning out albums that are one more interesting
than the other...
ART IS HERE, CA! A third straight noise to a third industrial
blustering to a third unadulterated weirdness, this is littered
howls of pain, unnerving Middle Eastern wailing and an
visual capacity that makes it like the fractured soundtrack to
deep, dark video documentary on nocturnal activity in your
Stewart Gott, FLUX
...with each song your fantasy completes it with an image that
is often exotic and adventurous. This mix of electronic industrial
fused with eastern sounds and melodies really works! An eclectic
journey through a multicultural landscape...
(Utrecht, The Netherlands)
It is becoming more rare today to find albums of industrial
obedience able to innovate, and Ginger Leigh is essential from
now on naturally like a rising value of the current music.
This album confirms it. Recommended!
Stéphane Fivaz, HEIMDALLR
Each track on "A True Life Story" tells it's own
from pummeling beat-driven power electronics to softer ethnic
sounds full of great percussion. ...a thought-out slab of
full of richness and depth. You need this album!
(Frederick, MD, USA)
A filmy and strange threatening travel journey through one of
most interesting regions of the world. ...new
genre lo-fi electronica...
This variant of electronic music results in a rougher, in a less
clean sound. This is also the strength of Ginger Leigh.
Tom Wilms, L'ENTREPOT
Leigh provides an array of heavy-duty post-industrial
Middle-Eastern rhythms, and oddly surreal sounds, all the while
never truly fitting into a rigid set of ideals or set styles.
solid work that doesn't fail to surprise and even shock in its
combination of vibes and disparate cultural reference points.
GINGER LEIGH has created a niche which is pretty well fully his
Todd Zachritz, GODSEND
(Evansville, IN, USA)
Ginger Leigh's work lies between cultural barriers and
lines, where each individual track is a piece within a larger
and there are always vague, abstract, images surrounding them.
I highly recommend any of her releases.
Jeramy Ponder, JACKAL
(St. Mary, MO, USA)
...maybe if you like the State-Art kind of industrial, you
to get your hands on this one. Good to hear that there is still
original music from the industrial scene. "Sophisticated
how is that for a description?
(Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
It is always very nice to experience new innovative and
bands of these proportions. It is even better when the music has
an attitude and with Ginger Leigh, this is certainly a fact. This
a very enjoyable piece of experimental music that I recommend
to those who are tired of hearing the same stuff released, over
and over again. A splendid album.
Finally a refreshing deconstructed sound. Finally an eroded and
corroded tonescape that has width and breadth. Finally someone
since Bauhaus that recognizes the musical quality of noise and
naturalistic sounds... It strives to be more than a hole in time,
than a telling of tales. It shows with all the mystery of a
without captions. It succeeds.
Christopher Eissing, LEGENDS
(South River, NJ USA)