Sansyou weaves atmospheric guitar textures into song cycles and tone poems. The echo-laden guitars of Matthew McGarraghy and David Nicholas blend into soundscapes that invite deep dives to inner-space.
Recorded in 2 days at Asparagus Media Studios by Steve Seckler, When We Become Ghosts captures the expansive and introspective sound of Sansyou. Dynamic tensions that resolve into melodic arpeggios and a willingness to explore the power of silences were realized by the talents of Taylor Deupree at 12K Mastering for this recording.
Sansyou takes much inspiration, and their band name, from Japanese culture. This sensibility is reflected in the artwork for When We Become Ghosts, by ethnologist Fosco Maraini's photographs of pearl divers in Honshu, Japan in 1962. With the release of When We Become Ghosts, Davis White (Lorelei, Night & the City) joined to accompany live performances.