Phantom Ghost is a moody, haunting, mysterious, film-obsessed collaborative effort between Dirk Von Lowtzow (or Phantom, who has also participated in the band Tocotronic) and Thies Mynther (or Ghost, who has also participated in the bands Stella and Superpunk). The German duo is infatuated with echoes from the past and how they affect the present, and they apply that to their electronic productions with use of organic instrumentation like pianos and strings. They released a self-titled album on Ladomat 2000 in August of 2001. Centered around the epic, brooding vocal number "Perfect Lovers," the release of Phantom Ghost was supported by a two-part EP that featured the song as its A-side. To Damascus followed in late 2003.