Masaki Batoh of Ghost has a very special solo album “Brain Pulse Music” coming out on Drag City. The music on it is designed as a prayer and requiem for both the victims and the survivors of the Japanese earthquake. The album has been made with his BPM Machine, developed and built by MKC Inc upon Batoh’s request.
The machine enables the user to generate sounds via their brainwaves. The project took a new turn after the Japanese earthquake delayed the original recording session and Batoh saw an increase of patients coming to his acupuncture clinic with stress and trauma-related problems. This changed the direction he decided to head in with this project which took on a more spiritual aspect. The album combines the BPM Machine with traditonal Japanese instruments.
All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross. For more information, visit Batoh’s facebook page