A Canadian DJ, a Japanese guitarist and a Turkish vocalist meet in Berlin. Together they record an ambient album that harnesses the experimental spirit of jazz and the aesthetic austerity of minimal electronica. These are the elements that comprise and distinguish Blue Fields' Ghost Story due on Haunt Music, 2012. But they are hardly the whole story. Individually, Blue Fields are Mike Shannon, the leftfield electronic artist behind Cynosure Recordings; Takeshi Nishimoto a classical guitarist who also collaborated with mini-tech artist John Tejada as I'm Not a Gun; and Fadila, German-Turkish singer who has previously appeared with Shannon on Wagon Repair and Cynosure. The convergence of their personas, talents and influences yields a stripped-down imaginary soundtrack that is brooding and seductive, reminiscent of trip-hop duo Lamb, neo-soul turntablists Zero 7 and electronic composers Ryuichi Sakomoto and Steven Reich. Timeless instrumentals complement Nishmoto's fluid, ethereal guitar and Fadila's smokey vocals; up-tempo beats tap into Shannon's dance-floor impulses.