The legend says he is half man, half synthsizer... but he actually is James Kent, son of renowned music writer, Nick Kent. James is a former black Metal guitarist who learned to play guitar at an early age but loved his parents synthesizers and switched over to the synth side to become Perturbator
. Perturbator makes Vangelis-inspired, retro-futuristic synthwave of the rain-slicked and neon-lit variety.
LIke many other synthwave artists, GosT
's songs are cut from the same blood-soaked cloth as horror greats like John Carpenter. His songs don't just set the mood for movies, they are the feature presentation, equal parts chaos and theater. Much of which stems from GosT's obsession with 70's rock band KISS as a child. Their influence is abundantly clear in GosT's over the top stage show and mythic persona. GosT is a project shrouded in mystery, helmed by a producer wreathed in smoke donning a skeleton mask. A larger than life creation in a scene that is typically laid-back and reserved.