Thursday, April 28, 2016

NEW WAYS OUT - THE BELBURY POLY pre-ordering now

Due on 27th May and available to pre-order in the Ghost Box shop now. The new album from Belbury Poly melds krautrock, glam, faux folk and ancient TV soundtracks across eleven joyous, slightly camp and oddly unsettling instrumentals. Moving away somewhat from the haunted electronics and occult signifiers of his earlier albums, Jim Jupp convenes his floating ensemble of session musicians to continue the exploration and illustration of their parallel world landscape. Including a guest appearance from The Advisory Circle's Jon Brooks on piano on The Green Scene.


...transporting you to those especially daft places only BP can – Tizer-fuelled 70s youth club discos with side-rooms for Ouija boards
Carl Griffin, Electronic Sound
Pre-order now for 27th May.  CD and LP packaging designed by Julian House with additional artwork by Jim Jupp. The 180gm LP includes a free download card.

Monday, April 25, 2016

THE QUIETENED VILLAGE

The Quietened Village is a  new compilation from the beautiful blog/boutique CDr label A Year in The Country. Its available now in the Ghost Box Guest Shop in two lovingly made versions.

 Dawn Edition

The regular Dawn Edition - A hand-finished textured fold out sleeve with white/black CDr  with  liner notes insert and badge.

 Night Edition

and the deluxe Night Edition - A hand-finished box-set containing an all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x badge pack and 2 x stickers.

 Both editions

The album evokes a  beautifully atmospheric pastoral reverie, and a ghostly sense of loss. And the names to conjure with...

Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, The Soulless Party, The Rowan Amber Mill, Cosmic Neighbourhood, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith, David Colohan and Richard Moult.



Both are ultra limited to only 52 copies and here's what A Year in the Country say...

The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

Inspired in part by images of sections of abandoned, submerged villages and the spires of their places of worship re-appearing from the surfaces of reservoirs and lakes, alongside thoughts of dwellings that have succumbed to the natural erosion of the coastline and have slowly tumbled into the sea.

Some of the once were and lost villages which were seedlings for this body of work still stand but their populations are no more, those who lived there evicted at short notice and never to return so that their homes and hearths could be used as training grounds for those who would fight during great conflicts between nations.

Such points of reference have been intertwined with possibly more bodeful reasons for this stilling and ending; thoughts of Midwich Cuckoos-esque fictions or dystopic tales told and transmitted in times gone by and imagined/re-imagined in amongst the strands of The Quietened Village.

Friday, April 01, 2016

NEW WAYS OUT coming MAY 2016

The new album from The Belbury Poly, NEW WAYS OUT coming this May.

Available now, THE APPLE TREE by Hintermass.

Friday, March 18, 2016

THE APPLE TREE BY HINTERMASS, OUT TODAY


The first album from Hintermass, The Apple Tree is available now in the Ghost Box shop. On download, CD or  LP. (LP comes with free DL card).



Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle, Pattern Forms etc.) and Tim Felton (Seeland), conjure up meditative pastoral poptones to make your garden grow.


Direct your local record shop to the distributor's details here: ghostbox.co.uk/contact.htm

The vibe is mannered psych-folk embellished with simmering electronics, recalling Super Furry Animals at their most reflective on "Patterns Somewhere". here and there, meanwhile they abandon the song: the gorgeous "Luftglider", in particular, imagining Klaus Schulze transported to a rural English idyll.
UNCUT
May 2016
Someone’s needed to do an album like this for a long time. Electronic but also multi-instrumentally organic in the way that a hook-up between Popol Vuh or Ash Ra Tempel and acid-folk dons The Incredible String Band might be if both those acts were current; but then washed with a poised, contemporary sheen of interpretive, skilfully referenced analogue futurism.
Electronic Sound
April 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

BEAUTIFY JUNKYARDS - RAINBOW GARLAND

Beautify Junkyards will be our special guests on the next Other Voices single this June. Meanwhile here's a recent live TV session of Rainbow Garland, a track from their incredible recent album  The Beast Shouted Love.


Friday, February 19, 2016

PRE-ORDER THE APPLE TREE BY HINTERMASS

The new album by Hintermass, The Apple Tree is due for release on 18th March and Pre-orders open today in the Ghost Box shop .


Its the first LP from Hintermass following their Study Series single for Ghost Box in 2011. The duo comprises Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle) and Tim Felton (of Seeland and formerly Broadcast) who come together with an elegantly crafted pastoral pop album. Brooks beautiful production complements Felton's rich vocal perfectly. Catchy songs with electronic and folk sensibilities are balanced by expertly handled abstract sketches and instrumental pieces.



Both artists cite the kosmiche music of Ash-ra and Popul Vuh and their simultaneous re-discovery of the music of Nico as strong influences on the album. The songs also have clear roots in both traditional and psychedelic folk.



Emotionally engaging and nostalgically transportive, ‘The Apple Tree’s golden-hued scenes and sketches should set you up nicely for the returning spring... a bittersweet paean to the half-remembered high summer tryst under the fruit trees that you never had.
Electronic Sound
March 2016

Pre-order now and available 18th March on CD or heavyweight vinyl in beautifully illustrated and tactile packaging and also on all download and audio streaming services. The vinyl version comes with a free download card inside.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

PSYCH PANTS


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

ASSEMBLED MINDS - CREAKING HAZE IN THE GHOST BOX GUEST SHOP


Available in the Ghost Box Guest Shop now. Creaking Haze by Assembled Minds (CD). Its the work of Matt Saunders, formerly one half of  Magnétophone (4AD). Its a brilliant distillation of lost nights out and the ghosts of dead raves. Like the sounds in your head the day after, when you're vainly attempting to sleep, but the rhythm won't stop.

This is the debut  on Saunders' own label, Patterned Air, which we understand has some exciting releases ahead.  So make sure you take then opportunity to grab AIR-001 while you can.



Getting plenty of air play on BBC6 from both Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft, it comes lovingly packaged with artwork inserts and a hand tied leather thong. 


Friday, January 22, 2016

PASTORAL NOIR - WOOD ST. GALLERIES PITTSBURGH

An exhibition opens today in  Wood St. Galleries, Pittsburgh, entitled Pastoral Noir. It features work from Ghost Box RecordsTessa Farmer, Jem Finer, Tony Heywood & Alison Condie, Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton and Semiconductor it examines both real and imagined British landscapes and folklore.

A space devoted to Julian House's work for Ghost Box will be screening a continuously rolling film retrospective as well as a smaller video installation, print work and a display of artefacts from Ghost Box's parallel world.


The exhibition runs January 22nd to April 3rd, more information here.
Here's how Wood St. describe the show...

Guest curated by Justin Hopper. Artists: Tessa Farmer, Jem Finer, Ghost Box Records, Tony Heywood & Alison Condie, Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton and Semiconductor
Through their visual, sonic and sculptural investigations into the English landscape, the artists in Pastoral Noir have discovered a dark and eerie place. Using science and language, memory and myth, these works immerse the viewer in uncanny landscapes both real and imagined.

Friday, January 08, 2016

HOWLROUND - TALES FROM THE BLACK TANGLE LP IN THE GHOST BOX GUEST SHOP


Over the holiday period we managed to secure the last few copies of the majestically beautiful new album from master tape manipulators, Howlround. . We have only 15 vinyl only copies of Tales From the Black Tangle in the shop and they're expected to fly out.



Following a busy summer that has seen them touring with Disintegration Loops legend William Basinski and securing commissions from a Portuguese funeral parlour, a cavernous former reservoir beneath Copenhagen, The Kensington Olympia and a profile on BBC 6 Music’s The Freakier Zone; tape loop wranglers Robin The Fog and Chris Weaver are delighted to announce the launch of their fourth LP as Howlround. As with previous albums and their increasingly spectacular live performances, this latest work was created entirely by manipulating acoustic recordings on a trio of vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with all additional effects and artificial reverb strictly forbidden. Distant trains, industrial sirens, foghorns, seawash, ship to shore distress signals, even a BBC microphone cradle in need of some oil all are folded into the duo’s darkest and most eerily compelling work yet.

Uncanny, mesmerising, difficult & sublime – The Quietus
Strange and wonderful glory – The Wire
The last piece of true Radiophonics? It’s QUATERMASSIVE! – Ghost Box
Aural Ectoplasm: ☆☆☆☆ – Record Collector Magazine

Friday, December 11, 2015

GHOST BOX ORIGINAL PETER RECORD BAGS

Ghost Box in association with Trunk Records have commissioned a super limited edition of beautifully handcrafted Original Peter record bags. Available now only in the Original Peter shop.


Only ten of these beautiful bags have been produced based on the classic Original Peter navy blue 12" bag. Hand made in the UK from double bonded waterproof canvas with high grade leather, brass and military webbing.

The front flap logo and text, designed by Julian House was intended to reproduce a moiré effect in embroidery. This required two embroidered patterns sewn in over each other, an unusual and surprisingly complex technique, but the overall effect is superb. 

The Ghost Box bags also come with a pair of bespoke record stiffeners in canvas plus a a copy of "In a Moment... Ghost Box" the new compilation LP marking ten years of Ghost Box records. 


Friday, December 04, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

PRE-ORDER OTHER VOICES 06 AND 07 NOW

Pre-orders for the new Other Voices singles by Cavern of Anti-Matter and ToiToiToi are open today in the Ghost Box Shop .




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

RADIO BELBURY 15



Featuring forthcoming tracks by Cavern of Anti-Matter, ToiToiToi and Hintermass. 

Friday, November 06, 2015

OTHER VOICES 6 AND 7

Available 4th December on heavyweight 7" vinyl or download. Preorders in the Ghost Box Shop from 20th November.




Wednesday, November 04, 2015

GHOST BOX FEATURE IN ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE

There's a special feature on Ghost Box records in Electronic Sound magazine this month. Jim Jupp and Julian House talk about the history and background of the label as it marks its tenth anniversary with the new compilation In a Moment... Ghost Box.

Monday, November 02, 2015

THE STONE TAPE


Nigel Kneale's classic directed for BBC Radio 4 by Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, Duke of Burgundy) with music & sound by Broadcast's James Cargill.

Friday, October 30, 2015

NEW GHOST BOX MERCHANDISE FOR AUTUMN

Heavyweight cotton Long Sleeve T Shirt. 
(light grey ink screen on grey fleck fabric).

Tough cotton tote bag.
 38cm x 43 cm (x 10cm gusset). 
Ideal for records,groceries or PE kit.

Friday, October 16, 2015

NEW LP FROM KEITH SEATMAN IN THE GUEST SHOP TODAY


Gorgeous wintry electronics. A Rest Before the Walk blends the radiophonic atmosphere of bygone TV horrors with an icy, digital folk sensibility.

The fourth self-released album from pscycho geographical electronics investigator Keith Seatman. This outing was inspired by walks  and sessions at the Devon studio of folk singer Douglas E. Powell, who provides vocals on two tracks here (Powell's new album Good Men Get Lost at Sea also comes highly recommended)

The album has been getting extensive airplay on BBC6 music. Its officially released next week but there's a batch  available in the Ghost Box Guest Shop right now. 


It’s far from easy listening, but it washes over you like a fever dream and captivates the senses.
Shindig

Friday, October 09, 2015

IN A MOMENT... GHOST BOX OUT TODAY

Marking 10 years of Ghost Box records the 31 track compilation In a Moment... is available now in the Ghost Box shop. On download, luxurious double CD or hefty double vinyl LP.


More info and downloadable poster here.




Direct your local record shop to the distributor's details here: ghostbox.co.uk/contact.htm