I won't pretend that we started it, but the Ptolemaic Terrascope's preoccupation with Japanese rock music certainly predated that of most European and American fanzines. The following interview with Masaki Batoh of Ghost, first published  in Ptolemaic Terrascope issue 14 in July 1993, around the time of Ghost's second LP release, now appears excruciatingly naiive given all that's gone down since - but it's an important document for all that, and one which is well overdue for seeing the cold light of day once again. No data files exist from this period so I've scanned the pages from my sole remaining copy of Ptolemaic Terrascope Volume 4 Number 2. - Phil McMullen


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