Paperghost is:
Zach Webber. Currently based in Wellington, NZ.

More info:
SC Interview (2014)


Bandcamp | Soundcloud


SCR040 – This Is A Miracle Village
Released 26th June 2019

SCR038 – A Million Dead Dust Motes Hum To Life
Released 5th December 2018.

SCR030 – Signal Fingers
Released 15th April 2015.

7 tracks : 28 minutes : “… a cycle of densely layered songs born from intricate stories and environments. Surreal and architectural…” – (Martyn Pepperell,

SCR007 – The Teledermatologist Handbook

Veils of dust gather on layers of jostling sonic dimensions teetering on the edge of intelligibility like crumbling electroacoustic concrete, but dressed up as the most imaginative, fragile, ornate and paranormal pop music to be made in the 1940s. Macro, meso and micro-sound magic!



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Common Household Ceremony

An experimental improvised solo jam, this time focused around an aleatoric sequencer, glockenspiel robots and samples pulled from community radio.

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An Antique Automobile Slowly Sinking Into The Earth

I’m starting to release pieces of music that don’t fit in one way or another with the other stuff I have been making so ended up getting a bit discarded. I’m going to keep adding to this album to build a kind of musical lost and found.

These are the first couple of tracks…

But it would seem like a roaring black abyss to a small bird or an overly sensitive person is a track based around collage’d ukelele, the singing nunn and a cb radio how-to record. It’s a more pure collage piece of music than most I’ve made recently and it develops and collapses very quickly, but I’m still happy with it.

Among the Twigs is a piece experimenting with bowed guitar, granular synthesis and processing vocals through so much resonance they become abstracted and washy.

Available here


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Kindling Guts

I’ve started recording the improvised music I make so it doesn’t just disappear as even when the piece doesn’t work out entirely I often find little bits and pieces that I like and can build on later.

This jam centers around a violin is running through the microkorg vocoder. With a slow latched arpeggio it enables me to harmonise the violin with the microkorg to some extent and suggest different, shifting harmonies even when playing a monophonic line on the violin. I think this idea has a lot of potential, I just really need to learn to play the violin properly and the vocoder could probably use less washed out ambient-treatment to make the shifting harmonies more apparent.

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A Million Dead Dust Motes Hum To Life

A brand new EP!

This EP encompasses the music I’ve made recently that have explored vaguely synth-pop spaces. While still sharing space with samples and acoustic instruments, these tracks seemed to work together because they all kept vocals and synthesized sounds in the forefront.

Available on bandcamp here >


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Indi Remix

I have recently had the opportunity to work with the fantastic composer/musician indi

Her Album Precipice is honestly stunning and I was lucky enough to be able to remix the track ‘Airportal’.

The track is available on the Japanese release of the album via 2670records

It will be released streaming style around January for the UK release

Honoured to work with such an amazing musician!

Here is her brilliant album

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