Ghost Flute & Dice is a project by danish pianist Mikkel Almholt. Back in 2009 a long-time intention to make music for solo piano suddenly started to take shape, when the piano was combined with different effects. Since then its been a question of trying to home in on a speciel kind of sound and touch using different effect setups, new playing techniques, and collaborations with other musicians.
The debutalbum ”Music for Amplified Piano” consisted of instrumental songs for solo piano and was released in 2011 on Morningside Records and Obsolete Media Objects. The second album – “melody is god” – expanded the instrumentation to include other acoustic instruments and electronic soundscapes. It was released in 2015 on Mastermind Records and Obsolete Media Objects. Apart from numerous concerts in Denmark Ghost Flute & Dice has also been on tour in the US and Germany.
Besides Ghost Flute & Dice Mikkel also plays in Problemes de Communication which specializes in making music for films. They recently made a DVD in colaboration with american video-artist Thomas Bugaj simply called “The Bugaj Sessions”.
And recently Mikkel has been working with danish photo-artist Jacob Juhl on different video-Projects.
The press has written this about “melody is god”:
“a record of experimental music that works very well, due to a coherent expression and a good balance between acoustic instruments and the electronic parts” – JAZZNYT
“this is a lively, crisp set, enhanced by violin, sax, field recordings and electronics, a huge step up from the artist’s debut.” – ACLOSERLISTEN