Imagine a room decorated with only the essentials: five guitars (two electric, three acoustic), various unidentified instruments, and a recording box, surrounded by a maze of tangled cords. Welcome to the studio of That Ghost, eighteen-year-old Ryan Schmale of Sonoma County, California. The lo-fi quality of his songs is intriguing. The arrangements are distorted, unexpected. Listen to a few songs and one might think it is the sound of three or four musicians. This is not the case. What the listener hears is one extremely passionate person who has something to say. By the age of seventeen, That Ghost had already self-released three full-length CDs.
Young Fridays is That Ghost’s first full-length on twosyllable records.