Press and reviews


Premiere: The Dark Beauty of Skeleton Beach’s ‘Blood Moon’

“The cinematic Ritual finds a fastidious Priest going full-bore into a sea of deftly conjured analogue and modular synth parts and rhythmic expressions, crafting compositions with an emotional depth and nuance that make the record flow like the score to a film not yet made. The tracks are rich and engaging even at their most minimal, no doubt owing to Priest’s developed sense of musicality.” - Vehlinggo


Complex Distractions: Review

“Ritual is both a nod to heady electronic albums from the early 70s, and to the ritual of listening to them. The process and the feeling we got from them. Though don’t take this as a nostalgia trip. Skeleton Beach has built his own world here; one where we make our own conclusions. Ritual is a journey that allows us to decide when and where the destination is. This is the best Skeleton Beach album yet, and an album to get lost in for years to come.” - J Hubner


Complex Distractions: Interview

“Gene Priest is a man on a mission. That mission is to create music as much as humanly possible, and offer his art and creativity into the atmosphere for all to devour. Whether it’s in Cemetery Gates with his life long pal Derek Jones, or in one of the many musical projects he’s been involved in over the course of years of making noise with whatever instrument he could get his hands on.” - J Hubner