Friday, March 07, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

ROJ AMATEUR'S ATTIC 7" IN THE GUEST SHOP NOW

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We have a few copies of  The Amateur's Attic in the Ghost Box Guest Shop now.

These pre-Ghost Box pieces for tape and electronics were rescued from Roj's studio floor by Peter Strickland,  (Sonic Catering Band and director of Berberian Sound Studio). Released in 2013 on his Peripheral Conserve label, this insanely rare curio, features two beautifully delicate and melodic pieces, which gradually drown in saturation and gently dissolve before the listener's ear. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

CAFE KAPUT WINTER MIX


A  warming, high calorie winter mix from Jon Brooks' Café Kaput label.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

RADIO BELBURY PROGRAMME 12



 

Friday, December 13, 2013

GHOST BOX AT THE ICA


As part of the London Short Film Festival in January, London's ICA will be screening a selection of Julian House's films for Ghost Box Records. Its a compilation of various short films, animations idents and promos made over the last ten years for various gallery events and Ghost Box's occasional live event, The Belbury Youth Club


After the screening there'll be a Q&A with Julian House lead by Bob Stanley (member of Saint Etienne and author of Yeah, Yeah, Yeah). This will be followed by DJ-ing in the ICA bar by Ghost Box and Mr. Stanley, accompanied by more projections and slides until late in the evening.

The screening is at 18:30 in ICA Cinema 1 on Saturday 18th January
Tickets £10.00 (£8.00 concs.) available here .


Here's what the festival say:

Julian House’s video for the label is a peculiar mélange of children’s television, 1960s underground animation and evolving op-art mandalas. Using a combination of new digital and old analogue techniques they conjure a world where TV station indents become occult messages and films for schools are exercises in mind control and collective hallucination.

Ghost Box will be screening two film pieces with music and sound by various Ghost Box artists in collaboration with the group Broadcast, these are bookended by a collection short idents, animations and music promos.

 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

PYE CORNER AUDIO MATERIALISE IN YORKSHIRE

You can see Pye Corner Audio live at the Golden Cabinet in Shipley, W. Yorkshire next week on Saturday, 7th December . Tickets are available now from here.

 

Friday, November 22, 2013

SPACEDOG AND MORE AT THE BFI


As part of their GOTHIC season of classic horror cinema, the BFI in London will be hosting an evening called Vault: Music for Silent Gothic Treasures on Saturday, December 14th. Its a selection of silent films with live and newly commissioned soundtracks and its curated by Spacedog's Sarah Angliss.
Heading the bill will be Spacedog with a performance of a new soundtrack to the 1928 film of The Fall of the House of Usher. As well as the full live band the Spacedog crew will be accompanied by the usual group of rag tag robots and automata. Also of note to members of our parish will be a newly commissioned recorded soundtrack to the 1928 film, The Black Pearl from our very own Advisory Circle .
There'll also be new work from Exotic Pylon’s Time Attendant  on tabletop electronics and extemporisations from Bela Emerson, a soloist who works with cello and electronics.
 
Its selling quickly and tickets are available here.
 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

THE GHOST BOX GUEST SHOP

There's a new department in the Ghost Box shop, where you can buy LPs and CDs by artists who have similar areas of interest to Ghost Box or who have at one time or another have released there own material there. The guest shop opens today with limited quantities of the following records:















Down to the Silver Sea LP - Various Artists (Gecophonic)

An Electric Mind LP - Georges Verts (Melodic)
 
Riddles of The Sphinx LP - Mike Ratledge (Mordant Music)
 
The Lighter Side of Concrete CD - Jez Butler (Disques Boum)
 
Juice for the Baby CD - Spacedog

You'll find  more information on each release here.

Friday, October 25, 2013

RADIO BELBURY PROGRAMME 11



Thursday, October 10, 2013

THE LIGHTER SIDE OF CONCRETE AND CLASSROOM PROJECTS

The Parish Council would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Jez Butler (of Death by Chocolate) for his new album The Lighter Side of Concrete. Its a highly enjoyable and brilliantly executed homage to the work of the BBC Radiophonic workshop's John Baker. Its out on CD on Disques Boum on 15th October and can be pre-ordered here and now. You can stream preview clips right here...


Also gratefully received from Trunk Records, Classroom Projects is a magical compilation of 60's and 70's school records. These gems  are much beloved by some of the longest serving Ghost Box artists and are in evidence here and there in their back catalogue. Fans of the Toys and Techniques blog will love this strangely beguiling selection ranging from the light and folksy to the darkest avant garde. Naturally enough Ghost Box are all over this one, its remastered by Jon "Advisory Circle" Brooks and cover art is by Julian "Focus Group" House. Available now with preview clips in the Trunk Shop, CD and DL only (the LPs are sadly all gone by now).
 


Thursday, October 03, 2013

TOYS AND TECHNIQUES MIX FOR TRISH

Ben Graves has put together an incredible mix as a tribute to Trish Keenan , to remember her birthday.



 

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

STUDY SERIES 10 - BELBURY POLY AND SPACEDOG


The concluding single of Ghost Box's Study Series is due for release on 16th October. Belbury Poly collaborate with Brighton based cabaret electronics trio, Spacedog on two tracks that explore their overlapping areas of interest. The results are haunted by Jenny Angliss's mannered vocals, Sarah Angliss's elegant theremin and electronics and Jim Jupp's dusty analogue synths.

It has the usual luxurious Julian House designed packaging and comes in heavyweight vinyl. Available on 7" or download,  PRE-ORDER NOW from the Ghost Box shop. (Ghost Box shop customers ordering the 7" will be entitled to a free download version on the release date.)



 

Friday, August 30, 2013

GHOST BOX T-SHIRTS, BADGES AND ARTWORK

There are two new T-Shirts over in the Ghost Box shop available right now. Both designed by Julian House, one is based on the artwork for The Focus Group's Elektrik Karousel and the other is a new Ghost Box design based on the old 70s and 80s Granada TV ident.

 


Also available now is the Ghost Box Badge Pack B. Including Advisory Circle, Belbury Poly and Focus Group badges based on recent album art.



Finally there's a very small quantity of high quality art prints remaining from last year's Ghost Box exhibition and art sale in Glasgow's Mono. Illustrating a variety of Belbury Youth Club activities, each 70x50cm print is signed and numbered by Julian House. In fact since these went on sale yesterday evening two of the three designs have already sold out, so you'll need to act quickly to get one of the last copies remaining in the world. (The good people that run the Ghost Box shop strongly advise you opt for recorded delivery if ordering one of these.)  


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

GEORGES VERT - AN ELECTRIC MIND


New on Melodic records this month we would highly recommend the cosmic disco odyssey long player by veteran French composer and synthesist, Georges Vert. Compiled and produced with the help of this parish's very own Jon Brooks and first re-issued digitally on his own Café Kaput label last year, this time round it gets a vinyl release (with free download codes included). There are a few of these very limited edition LPs here in the Ghost Box shop.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DOWN TO THE SILVER SEA

There's a new compilation LP out on Moon Wiring Club's Gecophonic records this week. Featuring Kno (who may or may not include Jon Brooks in its line up), Sarah Angliss (of Spacedog), Time Attendant, Moon Wiring Club and Howling Moss (which may or may not feature Pye Corner Audio's Martin Jenkins). Its never entirely clear who's doing what with whom on this record but this is par for the course on Gecophonic. Its a delightful Seaside Summertime Special all the same and comes in beautiful and insanely detailed packaging by Ian Hodgson.

Official release date is 33.07.23. Of course it is. However there's a limited supply available in the Ghost Box shop right now.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

PRE-ORDER EMPTY AVENUES

John Foxx and The Belbury Circle's Empty Avenues is due for release on 6th September and is available to Pre-order in the Ghost Box shop today. 10", CD and DL.

 

Monday, August 12, 2013

GHOST BOX AT GREENMAN

Ghost Box DJs, House and Jupp, will be opening events in the Talking Shop Tent at The Greenman festival this Friday (16th August) at 12:00, midday. Their sets will book end a talk by marvellous, magical Mark Pilkington at 12:45 and  then an interview with mighty, megalithical, Julian Cope at 14:15.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

THE ADVISORY CIRCLE SUMMER MIX