by Ghost & Writer

CD(Jewel Case)


Shipwrecks is the first collaboration of the Weathermen's Jimmyjoe Snark III and Seabound and Edge of Dawn vocalist Frank Spinath. Recording as Ghost & Writer, Snark and Spinath demonstrate an obvious love of 1980s moody electronic groups Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, and Nitzer Ebb. It's no joke when Spinath sings "I used to be a new romantic, but nothing's new about my views," on the noir-ish Music for the Masses meets 1930s electro gramophone German cabaret "Nightshift." Though Shipwrecks looks to the past, the production is decidedly state of the art and fresh. Spinath's strong, serious, but emotional vocals and Snark's dark atmospheric electronics recall and compare favorably to the releases of scene favorite Sascha Mario Klein (aka Neuroticfish), though half of the tracks aren't exactly dancefloor-friendly in their pensiveness. The 16-song release sees eight catchy original tracks and eight remixes that exactly mimic the album's running order. Remixers add drum'n'bass flourishes and stylistic tweaks, and aim for the discotheque more often than the duo. Fans of moody electronic pop music will find much to love about this fine, accomplished debut.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2011
Label: Metropolis Records
UPC: 0782388070225
catalogNumber: 702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ghost & Writer   Primary Artist
Frank M. Spinath   Vocals,Group Member
Jean-Marc Lederman   Group Member
Miss FD   Vocals

Technical Credits

Andrew Sega   Remixing,Additional Production
Frank M. Spinath   Composer,Images
Claudia Schöne   Images
Jan Dewulf   Remixing,Additional Production
Nico J.   Remixing,Additional Production
Mario Schumacher   Remixing,Additional Production
Jean-Marc Lederman   Composer,Remixing,Additional Production
Claudia Schoene   Artwork
André Steinigen   Remixing,Additional Production
Kerstin Gohdes   Cover Image
Daniel Wunder   Remixing,Additional Production
Wolfgang Schiller   Images
Martin Pscherer   Remixing,Additional Production
Natalia Bratslavsky   Cover Image
Dennis Gohdes   Cover Image

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