The greatest artists are restless souls, in constant need of fresh inspiration. Once again, in 2021, the dark soul known as GOST is undergoing another dazzling transformation. When touring plans were shelved during 2020’s pandemic fall-out GOST simply returned home and dedicated himself to evolving his skills in a variety of digital media. As a result, the arrival of new album “Rites of Love and Reverence” coincides with the holistic expansion of his vision. It offers an immersive journey fuelled by dystopian chaos and shrouded in futuristic mystery. “Rites of Love and Reverence” is both an album of beautifully crafted songs and a fascinating and intuitively gothic journey, rich with thoughts of supernatural wickedness and real world retribution. In keeping with its dark theme, it arrives adorned with the most stunning image GOST has used to date, created by celebrated doyen of macabre art, Nona Limmen. Both eerily psychedelic and hazily mysterious, it’s the perfect visual representation of this extraordinary record’s grim but vivid depths. The perfect soundtrack to these uncertain and frequently horrifying times, “Rites of Love and Reverence” renders GOST’s post-synthwave exploits in kaleidoscopic technicolor, delivering all the glass-shattering grit, incisive melodic melancholy and tripped-out, electronic fervour that his ever-expanding army of admirers demand. With big plans for a full-scale return to live action in the near future, GOST will be bringing plenty of shocks and surprises when these new songs are unleashed for the first time. The future, as ever, is his to mould at will. “Rites of Love and Reverence” is available as: Gatefold black LP+CD, Digital Album.