Death is a masterpiece and a
mind altering experience, transporting
places you have only dreamt of. Ginger
very mysterious; not much is known
but venturing into his
gives you a bit more insight behind
eyes of this talented artist.
( Philadelphia PA, USA)
It's huge and mean and
threatening in such a
marvelous way. 'Merchant Of Death'
compelling selection of avant-experimental-
far more attention.
(Evansville, IN, USA)
...and what makes this artist
a rare pearl these
days is the fact that his production has
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
artist is. And The Hallucinations is an aptly
descriptive title for this new collection of
each bringing an element of
that kind of weirdness that must
have tapped the
back of the minds of us all a few times during
our lives, and that GL seem to persevere in
disc at regular intervals since
no-one else of us finds the
Perhaps one day we'll unveil the mystery
Ginger Leigh, but for the time being I'm
quite happy with
being presented with works
of industrial avant-garde that
establishment schemes and take up on a
unconventional approach with
the result of delighting my
ears and soul.
...appear to be coming from some
with an eye on skewed soundtrack material
a penchant for industrial noise, often augmenting
source material with blasts of noise or distorted
accompaniment. Its ability to purloin
from various musical
styles is unique especially
amongst the industrial and noise
at least, they're attempting something different.
Extreme music from “America under
filled up to the brim with the delightful
madness of Middle Eastern Muslim rhythms,
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
and in industrial mantras.
Ginger Leigh is from Artesia California
been releasing strange CDs to much acclaim for
quite awhile. It all sounds like great soundtrack
movies that would be too good to
actually be made! Monster
...the way it's all put together 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
It also brings to mind the
tragic Megan Leigh, she of latter
Throat and Behind the Green Door
fame, who tragically took her
own life in another of porn's
moments. This disc really sucked it.
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
insanity. Something new, different, and although
probably the most sample-derivative music
I've reviewed to
date, it also manages to
be some of the most original.
Ginger Leigh...proves...that the sun
hell. ...bewitching, fascinating and scary.
...a real rarity; an artist goes new paths
the styles and music
you know so well in this art form.
The strange meditative
to funky turn the
collection of songs takes reminds one of
hippie movement in the 70's with their drugs
and "way out" music fuelled by free
love and LSD...
groovy and psychedelic man...
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
ethnic feel ...a bit like Muslimgauze...60s
that will change your life. The
atmosphere of the songs changes
fast trip around the world in a day, and in
end you really loose your feeling for time
and space and
will turn the album on again
Ginger Leigh is one of the big
artists in business, he didn’t
care about anything and in
the end the result
is fascinating and mesmerizing. Music
doesn’t bore its listener, this music asks
and open ears. Nonesuch!
...indeed I reckon that
GL seems to have all
the qualities for scoring movies in
quintessential weirdness. The general
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 with howls of pain,
Middle Eastern wailing and an
extraordinary visual capacity
that makes it
like the fractured soundtrack to some deep,
dark video documentary on nocturnal
activity in your local
...with each song your
fantasy completes it
with an image that is often exotic and
adventurous. This mix of electronic industrial
eastern sounds and melodies
really works! An eclectic journey
a multicultural landscape...
(Utrecht, The Netherlands)
It is becoming more rare today to
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.
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 noise, full
of richness and depth. You need this album!
(Frederick, MD, USA)
A filmy and strange threatening
through one of the most interesting regions
the world. ...new genre lo-fi electronica...
This variant of electronic music results in a
a less clean sound. This is
also the strength of Ginger Leigh.
provides an array of heavy-duty
rhythms, and oddly surreal sounds, all the
never truly fitting into a rigid set of ideals or
set styles. ...more than solid work that doesn't
surprise and even shock in its unique
combination of vibes
and disparate cultural
reference points. GINGER LEIGH has
a niche which is pretty well fully his own.
(Evansville, IN, USA)
Leigh's work lies between cultural
barriers and avant-garde
lines, where each
individual track is a piece within a larger
puzzle, and there are always vague,
abstract, images surrounding
I highly recommend any of her releases.
(St. Mary, MO, USA)
...maybe if you like the State-Art kind of
should try to get your hands
on this one. Good to hear that
there is still
original music from the industrial scene.
noise", how is that
for a description?
(Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
It is always
very nice to experience new
innovative and inventive bands
proportions. It is even better when the music
has an attitude and with Ginger Leigh, this
a fact. This is 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
Finally an eroded and corroded tonescape
that has width and breadth. Finally
someone since Bauhaus
the musical quality of noise and naturalistic
sounds... It strives to be more than a hole in
than a telling of tales. It shows
with all the mystery of
without captions. It succeeds.
River, NJ USA)