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Children of Alice LP
in the Ghost Box Guest Shop

The Children of Alice is an occasional collaborative project between James Cargill (Broadcast), Julian House (The Focus Group) and Roj (Roj). On this eponymous LP Warp records have compiled their output to date, originally released over a series of compilations and a split cassette for the Folklore Tapes.

A beautiful mirrorboard sleeve with fold out poster designed by Julian House. Includes download code card.

Warp have this to say:
Named as an act of tribute to the late Trish Keenan, for whom Alice in Wonderland and in particular Jonathan Miller’s summerhazy ’60s idyll of an adaptation, was a presiding inspiration. The name invokes her abiding spirit and also creates a sense of continuity with the evolving Broadcast soundworld, which became more concentrated and individual as it refined itself and adapted to new configurations. The record combines a narrative of country life rooted psychedelia with a strong soundtrack feel that perfectly fits and continues the lineage of the three members’ individual projects. Children Of Alice plays out like a long lost library soundtrack, complete with all of the trademarks of the trio’s collective consciousness, filtered through a gauze of Czech new wave cinema soundtracks, 1970s cult children’s TV shows such as The Owl Service & Children Of The Stones and then shot through the record collections of Julian Cope, Bo Hansson, David Chatton Barker & Ian Humberstone. A truly engrossing listen from start to finish, Children Of Alice is a spellbinding journey down the rabbit hole, that for those willing to take the trip there is much to discover. An album that excavates a dreamlike sound of wonder.

Other Voices 09 and Ghost Box Sweatshirt
Available Now.

The latest in our ongoing series of singles, Other Voices, featuring guests, collaborations and one off projects is out today. Other Voices 09 by Moon Wiring Club and Belbury Poly.

In the Ghost Box shop now on download or super heavyweight vinyl, with a beautiful Julian House designed sleeve.

Also new in the shop today is this sweatshirt, a very subtle black print on dark grey.

Pre-ordering now
Other Voices 09:
Belbury Poly and Moon Wiring Club

Pre-orders open now.

Released on 17th February on download or on super heavyweight vinyl, with a beautiful Julian House designed sleeve.

The Soundcarriers,
Entropicalia LP repress available now.

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.
 

Mark Fisher

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.
Mark’s new book The Weird and The Eerie was published in December by Repeater Books.
There’s a memorial fund here in aid of Mark’s family.

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

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