By popular demand we’ve re-pressed The Soundcarriers’ remarkable, dazzlingly produced, psyched out masterpiece, Entropicalia. Available right now in the Ghost Box shop on heavyweight vinyl with beautiful artwork by Julian House and free download code card.
We were saddened by the tragic news of Mark Fisher’s death this weekend. Everyone at Ghost Box owes a huge debt to Mark’s support and inspirational writing. When we first began he was instrumental in bringing our label to the attention of a wider audience through his k-punk blog. He always had a clear understanding of what we are about and was able to articulate it better than us or anyone else. Amongst other things it was Mark that introduced us to John Foxx.
A great thinker and an important cultural voice that has been tragically silenced at a time when such remarkable minds are needed more than ever. Our thoughts are with his family.
The latest in a series of singles featuring regular Ghost Box artists, special guests and one off projects. This time it’s a collaboration between the label founder Jim Jupp’s band, Belbury Poly and Ian Hodgson’s marvellous Moon Wiring Club. The artists’ have very different approaches to their work, but share similar reference points and a common sensibility. Their ideas complement each other perfectly in these two weirdly baroque, electronic miniatures.
Released on 17th February on download or on a super heavyweight vinyl, with a beautiful Julian House designed sleeve. (Pre-orders open in late January)
http://ghostbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/GBX719-cover-800.jpg800800Ghost Box Adminhttp://ghostbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/GB-Logo-Transp.pngGhost Box Admin2017-01-06 10:32:272017-01-06 11:44:02Other Voices 09: Belbury Poly and Moon Wiring Club
New in the Ghost Box shop today, Julian House has reworked the album cover art for Pye Corner Audio’s Stasis and The Pattern Form’s Peel Away the Ivy for these beautifully printed A2 prints.
Exclusive to the Ghost Box shop, the full colour prints are on textured 160gsm cotton art paper, 420 x 594 mm. Each print has been hand stamped with an embossed Ghost Box logo and each comes with a free MP3 or FLAC album download.
We’re told that if you’re quick and order today these can be delivered to UK customers in time for Christmas.
And for those of you who delight in print specifications…
The paper is 100% cotton, elemental chlorine free (ECF), carbon neutral, and fully recyclable. Cotton paper does not yellow in the way that wood-based paper does and is therefore ideal for archival and display purposes. The 4-colour process inks are vegetable oil-based and biodegradable. The inks also have a water-based sealer varnish applied to help “fix” the ink in the paper.
Printed by Calverts, a graphic design and print co-operative formed in 1977 and based in the East End of London. The business is managed democratically through consensus and all workers are paid equally.
http://ghostbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/print-shop-2-400.jpg421400Ghost Box Adminhttp://ghostbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/GB-Logo-Transp.pngGhost Box Admin2016-12-16 10:22:312016-12-16 12:02:48Stasis and Peel Away the Ivy Prints
On translucent blue vinyl, individually numbered sleeves, limited to 500, with free download code inside. A beautiful package designed by Clay Pipe Music curator, Frances Castle for one of the finest homespun labels in the UK.
The Hardy Tree is the musical project of Clay Pipe Music’s founder Frances Castle, her first LP ‘ The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath’ was the initial release on the label over five years ago.
Through Passages of Time soundtracks buildings and areas of London that no longer exist. Small places stumbled upon by accident, traced on maps, and illustrated in Georgian prints. Frequently visited pubs that have been rebuilt and renamed, the ship breakers yard decorated with wooden figureheads at Baltic Wharf, or the Thames Watermen living in the shadow of the Hawksmoor designed church at Horselydown. Lost places re-imagined and brought to life using clusters of sequenced Moogs, off Kilter electronics, vibes, and Mellotron – capturing the essence of the dark city and its more bucolic outer suburbs. This is a plaint to an older stranger London that is quickly becoming priced out and forgotten. Look carefully and clues to the ancient past can still be found.
In Fairyland: The World of Tessa Farmer (Book)
Edited by fantasy curator Catriona McAra for the marvellous Strange Attractor Press, In Fairyland consists of eight carefully crafted chapters by Giovanni Aloi, Gail-Nina Anderson, Gavin Broad, Brian Catling, Jeremy Harte, Petra Lange-Berndt, and John Sears.
For almost two decades now, Tessa Farmer has been evolving a new species of fairy. They represent the point at which science tilts into fantasy – as the sleep of reason produces monsters. In Fairyland is the first substantial scholarly volume devoted to Farmer’s work. Here, leading thinkers in the fields of animal art, natural history and gothic studies assemble to investigate the significance of Farmer and her fairies, covering aspects from their relationship to fairy traditions in folklore and art, to entomological precedents for the malevolent behaviours of her creations.
“Tessa Farmer’s dark, delicate spaces, her untamed, intricate creatures absolutely mesmerise me.” Kate Bernheimer, author of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales
Tessa Farmer is the great-granddaughter of the author Arthur Machen, who long term Ghost Box followers will recognise as an important influence on the label.
Edited by Catriona McAra
128pp + 16pp colour illustrations
http://ghostbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/the-hardy-tree.jpg400400Ghost Box Adminhttp://ghostbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/GB-Logo-Transp.pngGhost Box Admin2016-12-01 11:43:042016-12-16 09:37:24New in the Ghost Box Guest Shop
Ghost Box is a record label for a group of artists exploring the misremembered musical history of a parallel world.
“Buying one of its releases feels like stepping into another world” The Guardian
“...what's most impressive about Ghost Box is the aesthetic consistency and sheer quality of the material, recalling the heydays of labels such as Factory, 4AD and Warp.” Quietus
“...some of the most delightful electronica to arise in Britain since Aphex Twin, the Black Dog and Global Communication.” The Sunday Times
For news of forthcoming releases, merchandise and events sign up to our newsletter here: