You may remember The Lighter Side of Concrete by The Twelve Hour Foundation, a masterly homage to the Radiophonic Workshop’s John Baker and a popular Ghost Box Guest album. They have a new download album of jingles and library-esque pieces in the BBC tradition. It’s called Concrete Jingles and it’s in aid of a very good cause, as Jez Butler of the band explains…
“This mini-album / EP was planned following the news that our friend Robert Baldock had suffered a stroke. Robert (aka DJ Bongoboy) will be familiar to many as one of the two voices behind The Project Moonbase podcast, and has offered much support and encouragement to The Twelve Hour Foundation over the past four years: broadcasting our music, promoting us via social media, and, on one occasion, driving to a gig in Scotland to lend us a synth when our Moog’s power supply died.
All proceeds from this album will be donated to The Charles Bell Pavilion (brain and neurological rehabilitation) the unit within the Astley Ainslie Hospital where Robert is currently undergoing various therapies.
We wish him a speedy recovery!”
…as do all at Ghost Box
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Sebastian Counts of ToiToiToi will be DJing in Cologne’s finest record store A-Musik, this Thursday, 6th July around 7-10pm. He’ll be throwing in a few live ToiToiToi tracks and some Ghost Box films too.
Please come along, buy some records, have a beer and say Hallo to the man that some say does not exist.
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The Owl’s Map was the second album for Belbury Poly, first released in 2006. It’s music that is by turns, jaunty and dark and was inspired by TV soundtracks, folk and library music and 1970s electronic music technology. It established the mood and the imagined geography of Belbury, the fictional parallel-world setting for the record label itself.
This re-issue has been specially remastered by Jon Brooks for this first outing on vinyl. Ghost Box designer, Julian House has adapted the original CD artwork to the new heavyweight vinyl format. It includes a colour card inner sleeve with a visitor’s guide to Belbury and a free download code card. The vinyl version is released on 14th July 2017 and you can pre-order it from our shop now. The re-mastered digital version is currently being re-distributed to all major download suppliers and will replace the older version by the release date on the 14th. You’ll be able to buy the new remastered digital version from our shop on mp3 or lossless flac next week. (We’ll update the exact time of availability right here, as soon as we can.)
Also released on 14th July and available to pre-order now, is the new album from The Focus Group, Stop-Motion Happening. On LP, CD and DL.
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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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