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Manzoku: The Ghostly Bento

For Ghostly International’s hundredth release (GI-100), we wanted to commemorate the occasion with something more than music, something bigger, more permanent—a humble monument to our first decade’s work and a gift to our loyal fans. With that in mind, we give you Manzoku: The Ghostly Bento.

The Ghostly Bento was inspired by Japan and its tradition of quality, service, and design—values that Ghostly has always cherished. “Manzoku” is a Japanese word that roughly translates to “satisfaction.” Thus, the Bento is an intimate celebration of satisfaction in multiple forms—tactile, visual, aural—packaged in a handcrafted wooden box, stained and etched with a stunning image by LA artist Dosa Kim.

The Ghostly Bento is extremely limited in quantity (only 50 boxes were made) and handmade by a team of artists, designers, and craftspeople working closely with Ghostly International. Typical Japanese bento boxes pair disparate flavors within one container, and The Ghostly Bento is no different: nestled in the box’s three compartments, one finds a squid-adorned edition of Horizon Line / Ghostly By Night, our era-defining double-disc compilation; a micro-fibre Ghostly tie, featuring Dosa’s design screen-printed by Cyberoptix; and a pair of wooden Ghostly chopsticks.

The result of creative collaboration, meticulous detailing, and old-fashioned hard work, Manzoku: The Ghostly Bento is a ceremonial token of satisfaction—both ours and yours.

  • Ghostly International
  • GI-100
  • formats:
  • Bento Box
  • release date:
  • July 20, 2010
  • artwork by:
  • Dosa Kim
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Disc 1

1School of Seven Bells - Half Asleep (Lusine Remix) [Exclusive]
2Tycho - Adrift (Shigeto's Adrift A Dream Remix) [Exclusive]
3Choir of Young Believers - Claustrophobia (Peter Antlers Remix)
4Osborne - Afrika (Bullion Remix)
5Mux Mool - Wolf Tone Symphony (Paul White Remix)
6Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys - Git (Max Tundra Version) [Exclusive]
7Deastro - Kurgan Wave Number One (Solvent Remix) [Exclusive]
8Dabrye - Air (Madlib Remix) [feat. Doom]
9Lusine - Twilight (Jeff Samuel Remix)
10Dykehouse - When You Come (The Russian Futurists Version) [Exclusive]
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Disc 2

1Lusine - Operation Costs (Disassembled Mix)
2Deastro - Mowgli The Linx
3Matthew Dear - Rally Rasser Good [Exclusive]
4Shigeto - Sky Of The Revolution
5Mux Mool - 1st And 4th
6Richard Devine & Telefon Tel Aviv - CWCIII [Exclusive]
7Pale Sketcher - Plans That Fade (Faded Dub)
8Michna - No Back Seat [Exclusive]
9Solvent - Life-Size Image
10The Sight Below - Unforetold [Exclusive]
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