Friday, October 24, 2014

THE ADVISORY CIRCLE, FROM OUT HERE

We're very excited to announce that the new album by The Advisory Circle, From Out Here will be released on 5th December.


Exploring darker territory than  2012’s more pastoral As The Crow Flies, The Advisory Circle hint at a Wyndham-esque science fiction story, where bucolic English scenery is being manipulated and maybe even artificially generated by bizarre multi-dimensional computer technology.

Jon Brooks’ strong sense of melody and composition is still evident as is his renowned sound design and production skill. All of which make this a rich and rewarding experience.
 


The CD and LP will come lavishly packaged with artwork by Julian House based on the original concepts for the music. The 180gm LP will come with a free download code, and the download and CD versions include three bonus tracks.

It'll be released on 5th December and will be available to pre-order in the Ghost Box shop from 12th November. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

JON BROOKS 52 LP IN THE GUEST SHOP



52  is Jon Brooks' second release for Clay Pipe Music after the hugely successful Shapwick back in 2012. This time Jon is moonlighting from his Advisory Circle work for Ghost Box, with a less analogue sound and in more personal and reflective mode. Inspired by his Grandmothers' house (where he spent much of his time as a child), 52 consists of 14 electronic and atmospheric aural memories of the house and garden.

This limited edition record has already sold out in pre-orders from Clay Pipe and other retailers and The Ghost Box Guest Shop has managed to reserve the last batch of 100 LPs in the country. Each LP features gorgeous sleeve art by Frances Castle and comes with a free download code.



Jon Brooks fans will also be excited to hear that the new Advisory Circle album From Out Here will be released  on 5th December this year. More info and clips about that in these pages next week.

UPDATE: NOW SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 02, 2014

COMING THIS DECEMBER

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GHOST BOX IN ROME. 25 SETTEMBRE

http://www.istitutosvizzero.it/eventi/calendario/eventi-roma/popular-helveticalive

Next Thursday 25th September, Julian House and Jim Jupp of Ghost Box will be DJing and showing a special selection of Ghost Box films and imagery as part of a series of events in Rome's Swiss Institute called Popular Helvetica.




The evening is called "Folk & Pop Sounds from the World", and explores how a selection of contemporary record labels are repurposing and re-imagining folk and "world" music traditions in their own unique ways. As well as Ghost Box there'll be a set from Switzerland's Cyrill Schläpfer of CSR, and heading the bill is Alan Bishop of Sublime Frequencies. The evening will open with a live acoustic set  from an ensemble on traditional Swiss instruments lead by Cyrill Schläpfer.

Doors 17:30 and the ingresso is libero !
Tutti i dettagli in Italiano.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

OTHER VOICES 02 OUT NOW

Other Voices 02 by The Listening Center is out today. The deluxe 7" or download (on FLAC or MP3) is available  from the Ghost Box shop now.


Unfortunately a glitch in our digital distribution means that the download version won't be available from other online retailers today, but it will start to reach all the usual stockists over the next few days.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

GHOST BOX HAUNT THE GREENMAN AGAIN

Ghost Box will be putting in an appearance at this year's Greenman Festival in South Wales. On the afternoon of Friday 15th. Jim Jupp and Julian House will be Disk Jockeying between talks in the Talking Shop tent. The set will precede a rare and exciting  interview with Shirley Collins. So the serenely summery mix of electronics, psychedelia and soundtrack will have distinctly folky flavour. (Folk Militants please note: Its not quite what's billed on the GM website !).


Also in the cinedrome tent (screening time TBA) you can see The Ghost Box Retrospective film, commissioned by the London Short Film festival earlier this year for the ICA.

Finally Ghost Box will be playing a show on Greenman Radio ( 87.7FM ) at 1pm on Sunday. 
Don't forget your transistor radio.

UPDATE 13/08/14: There'll be an extra slot for the Ghost Box DJs at 3-ish on Sunday afternoon in the Talking Shop to open for the mighty Gruff Rhys.
And the Ghost Box film retrospective will be screened at some point on Friday night (we think).

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

OTHER VOICES 02 - THE LISTENING CENTER


New York's Listening Center returns to Ghost Box in September with another single. The second in the Other Voices series, in which David Mason puts his analogue electronics to work on two powerfully melodic pieces. Drawing on the classic library-esque, music for schools and colleges sounds that inspired Ghost Box at its very beginning.

Available on a super heavyweight little chunk of vinyl or on download on 17th September. Pre-order now at the Ghost Box shop.



Wednesday, July 02, 2014

HAPPY MACHINES IN THE GHOST BOX GUEST SHOP

http://ghostbox.greedbag.com/dept/~ghost-box-guests/

Public Information's marvellous compilation picked from 30 years of electronic cues from the Standard Library label, is available now in a gorgeous double LP package in the Ghost Box Guest Shop.


Public Information say,

"Unofficial sequel to our Parry Music compilation from 2012, here again we step into the world of library. With official permission granted from the label itself we have selected 31 tracks from UK library music institution Standard Music spanning 30 years of electronic play, this is Happy Machine.

Standard Music Library was established in 1968 as a partnership between independent music publisher David Platz and London Weekend Television. Themes and incidental music for hit LWT shows like Black Beauty, Upstairs, Downstairs, On the Buses and The Professionals, were written under Standard’s wing. A breathtaking who’s-who of musicians recorded under the Standard banner, pressing up records that are now found in the rare as hens-teeth zone; Brian Eno, Delia Derbyshire, John Gregory. Those who feature on Happy Machine include... Brian Hodgson, John Kongos, Richard Thair, John Keating, Mike Vickers, Marco Pirroni and none other than Beatles producer George Martin jamming out on a Moog.....These characters and more are nestled comfortably here on Happy Machine as we try to make sense of our favourite electronic moments from this incredible library.

We trip from desolate Radiophonic ambient, to cute bleep-idents, to stark contemporary drone to jagged electronic scorch. There are moments of square-Italo groove, freaky electroid-psych and early 70’s Beat. Moog-heavy workouts sit nervously aside unsettling concrete. Harsh science-fiction drama bristles against gentle Romantic interludes. This is electronic library music laid bare in all its wonderful diversity; sounds for a thousand images, scores for myriad backdrops."

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

OTHER VOICES 01

The new series of singles by regular Ghost Box artists and some very exciting guests commences later this month. The series is called Other Voices and kicks off with a collaboration between Sean O'Hagan of the High Llamas and Jon Brooks of The Advisory Circle.

http://ghostbox.greedbag.com/buy/other-voices-8/



Brooks and O'Hagan show off their effortless songwriting and masterly production skills in two beautiful pieces of gentle sunshine pop, with a warm blend of acoustic instruments,  synth and voice. This is a  must-have, limited, first part of a series that promises to be very exciting indeed. Future contributors that we are allowed to mention  so far include, Steve Moore, Ed MacFarlane (Friendly Fires), Listening Center, Pye Corner Audio and The Soundcarriers.


You can hear the A side, Calibair on the latest Radio Belbury Programme.  Its available from 28th July on a super heavyweight little chunk of vinyl or on donwload but you can pre-order right now from the Ghost Box shop.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RADIO BELBURY 13



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MUSIC FOR A GOOD HOME 3

Out now is a new digital compilation album called Music for a Good Home 3. All in a great cause, its a mammoth 31 especially commissioned tracks, not available elsewhere and including contributions from The Belbury Poly and Pye Corner Audio .



It costs a mere £7 (or more if you wish) and every penny goes to the UK's national homelessness charity, Shelter.

Friday, June 13, 2014

HUNTER COMPLEX IN THE GUEST SHOP

There's a very exciting addition to the Ghost Box Guest shop this week in the form of Heat, an LP from Holland’s Hunter Complex, it’s a simultaneously glitzy and unsettling excursion into a sparkling early midi world of late Tangerine Dream soundtracks and Michael Mann movies. The man behind the music, Lars Meijer explores a fascinating soundworld and nails the pivotal point in cultural history where analogue handed over to digital. Driving sequencers, sparkling DX7s, power leads and smokey vocals stride into a bold over saturated VHS future world. Cool as flip.


We were lucky enough to track down the very last consignment of this super limited vinyl pressing and you can grab it here, right now. 


Friday, June 06, 2014

TRUNK TV "TITLE SEQUENCES"



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A BAG FOR LIFE AND BEYOND


New in the Ghost Box shop today there's a high quality, extra heavy duty 12oz canvas tote bag. Its 38cm x 43cm with a depth of 10cm and very tough seems. Far more substantial than a standard cotton tote; you can DJ, shop or simply step out with confidence and spectral style. Truly a bag for life and beyond.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SOUNDCARRIERS INTERVIEW IN SHINDIG


http://www.shindig-magazine.com/
 
There's a feature on The Soundcarriers and review of Entropicalia in the new edition of Shindig magazine (no.39.)
 


 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ENTROPICALIA AVAILABLE NOW

Available on LP, CD and download now, in the Ghost Box shop, your usual online retailers and finer record shops around the world. The LP version is on heavyweight 180g vinyl and comes with a free download code. The CD includes a bonus track and comes packed in a beautifully designed and textured 8 panel digi pack. Artwork by Julian House and sleeve notes by Ben Graves of Toys and Techniques.




Thursday, May 08, 2014

JUSTIN HOPPER - LEY LINE


http://jackdawshivers.bandcamp.com/

Now available on Bandcamp for only £1 (or more if you like). Ley Line, is a poetry and music walk through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  It was written and performed by Justin Hopper with very special guest reader Shirley Collins.

Conceived as a psycho-geographical tour of the outlying regions of the old town.  It lends from English / Appalachian folk song, conjuring up ghosts from Pittsburgh's' culturally varied history and making connections back to their old world origins.

With music by Belbury Poly, David Bernabo and Host Skull.  Sound design was by Jim Jupp and Justin Hopper and it was produced in England in Belbury Studios.



 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

NEW IN THE GHOST BOX GUEST SHOP

Two new items in the Ghost Box Guest Shop today...

Ghost Box Guest Shop

Further Navigations, a limited edition 10" EP by The Memory Band with Belbury Poly and Grantby, mentioned here on record store day last week.



Also there's the mind blowing debut CD album from Raagnagrok, Man Woman Birth Death Infinity. Mark Pilkington of Strange Attractor Press on modular synth and electronics and Zali Krishna on electric sitar create a meditative kosmiche mindstorm.

http://ghostbox.greedbag.com/dept/~ghost-box-guests/



Thursday, April 24, 2014

PRE-ORDER THE NEW SOUNDCARRIERS LP


http://www.ghostbox.co.uk/products/product_entropicalia.htm
 
You can pre-order Entropicalia at the Ghost Box shop right now on CD, LP or download
 
And to mark the launch of the album here are two free, printable, hi-res, A4, Julian House posters. 

http://www.ghostbox.co.uk/content/art%20and%20flyers/poster02_entropicalia.jpg
Entropicalia

http://www.ghostbox.co.uk/http://www.ghostbox.co.uk/content/art%20and%20flyers/poster01_elektrik_karousel.jpg
The Elektrik Karousel

Monday, April 21, 2014

THE SOUNDCARRIERS - ENTROPICALIA

Entropicalia is the new album from The Soundcarriers, a band new to the world of Ghost Box records. Its due out on 20th May and to launch its release here's a video by Julian House for the track Boling Point.


 
The Soundcarriers switched on sounds are filmic, fantastic and authentically psychedelic. The rock solid rhythm and bass of songwriters, Adam Cann and Paul Isherwood provide a jazz inflected, motorik groove for Dorian Conway’s guitar and the whirling keys and sunshine voice of Leonore Wheatley.


Jesse Chandler of Midlake guests on Hammond and flute on two tracks. Also guesting, is movie actor Elijah Wood to talk the listener through a mathematically guided trip on the extended wig-out This is Normal.
 
 
Sumptuous packaging for both CD and Vinyl is designed by Julian House with liner notes by Ben Graves (of  Toys and Techniques).
 
Released 20th May on LP, CD and Download. Pre-order here from Friday 25th April.