The Hungry Ghost (writer, musician, and digital artist Blake Chen) conceived his latest album in the midst of 5 years spent performing in the Detroit area, both as a solo act as well as a member of the band N2 Submission.
Sharing the stage with more experienced musicians in the city's many smoke-filled bars, Chen gradually developed his unique sound, a hybrid of the goth/industrial/trip hop influence prevalent in the scene and his own love of folk/country/blues music that he heard growing up.
Drawing from his experiences in this underground scene, Chen's songs offer glimpses into a world filled with exotic characters and enchanting mysteries... a tantalizing blend of truth and fantasy.
"This music is great and addicting. I love it like a drug!"
- Juvi, Okeechobee, FL
"The Hungry Ghost's self-titled debut LP is sparse and magical. Lyrics tell stories, beats imagine worlds without boundaries, and the words float above it all."
- Kyshah Hell, MorbidOutlook.com
"The lyrics are enchanting and mysterious and dark and just really cleverly crafted. The voices on the actual line "evil never dies" is just awesome, sends shivers down my spine and that's how I always can tell a great song."
- Liana, UK