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Boring Ghost Box Google Glitch News

Ghost Box is not currently listed in searches under Google. If you visit the website this way rest assured that things are up and running as usual, and you’ll still find the site over at:

It seems likely that by pure bad luck we were indexed on the very day the site went down last month. We’re doing all we can to get this fixed, so meanwhile don’t be fooled into buying any dodgy spook hunting hardware.

no official exisitence

Far more interesting news from Jon Brooks of the Advisory Circle. He’ll be giving the us the benefit of his wisdom on all sorts of subjects at his new blog, Cafe Kaput.

Belbury Youth Club Night comes to Birmingham

The next Belbury Youth Club Night will be held at Vivid in Birmingham on Sunday 28th March as part of the Flatpack festival.

There’ll be a mixed schedule of public information films, haunted old TV programmes, and a new version of Julian House’s short film Winter Sun Wavelength with a  soundtrack by the Focus Group & Belbury Poly and an exhibition of some of Julian House’s artwork for Ghost Box. 

Then at around 8 o’clock it’ll be shoes off and chairs away for a live performance from our special guest Moon Wiring Club,  followed by music, movement and more films from the Ghost Box DJs.
5pm until late, £7.00. Tickets will be available from flatpack at the end of February

Transdimensional Manmade Fibres

(thanks AM)

Mind How You Go (Revised Edition) – available for pre-order now

If you pre-order the vinyl LP you’ll get a free download version of the album, (which you’ll be able to get a couple of days before the release date). You can listen to some audio clips here .

Belbury Poly and Lawrence Norfolk – Weird Tales For Winter – Tonight

Tonight on Resonance 104.4FM at midnight:

adapted and read by Lawrence Norfolk 
with music and sound by Belbury Poly

If you’re outside London you can stream it live here or simply use the Resonance Radio widget over on the right hand side of this blog. If you miss the story tonight you’ll be able to download it here , for a limited time only.

Part of Jonny Mugwump’s Weird Tales for Winter series for Resonance FM

Ghost Box Website back after a brief Exorcism

Our thanks to those of you that noticed that the Ghost Box website was down for a couple of days. There was a small technical problem but everything is now up and running as usual.

His Name was Legion

His Name Was Legion, Andrew Caldecott’s supernatural tale, adapted for radio by Lawrence Norfolk and Belbury Poly, will be aired on Resonance FM on 28th January at midnight.

The story is part of a radio event called Weird Tales for Winter organised by Jonny Mugwump to be broadcast over 8 days from 25th January 2010.

You can listen on 104.4FM if you’re in London or otherwise you can stream Resonance live through their website or even easier, via the gizmo over on the right hand side of this very blog. If you miss this story or any of the others you can “listen again” at the Weird Tales for Winter microsite for a week or so after the broadcast. Also Resonance will be running repeats in weeks to come too. The site has only just been set up but we’re told more details and info will appear soon. You can also follow events here:

http://twitter.com/weirdwinter
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=245883818964&ref=mf

Strange Attractor Salon

Friend of the parish, Mark Pilkington  will be curating the Strange Attractor Salon at Viktor Wynd Fine Art (incorporating The Little Shoppe of Horrors), 11 Mare Street, London, UK, E8 4RP. The residency opens this Thursday, 7th January.

The Salon will incorporate a wide range of media (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, sound and video) from both trained and untrained artists, including work by Ghost Box’s Julian House. The assembled exhibitors all share Strange Attractor’s fascinations with inner space, craft, science (natural and unnatural) and the fantastic.

Confirmed contributing artists are:

Phil Baker * Joel Biroco * Richard Brown * Ossian Brown * John Coulthart * Rod Dickinson * Disinformation * English Heretic * Tessa Farmer * Blue Firth * Alison Gill * Doug Harvey * Josephine Harvatt * Ken Hollings * Stewart Home * Julian House * Ali Hutchinson * Alyssa Joye * Maud Larsson * Gary Lachman * Xtina Lamb * John Lundberg * Man From Uranus * Eleanor Morgan * Frances Morgan * Drew Mulholland * Bridget Nicholls * Oscillatorial Binnage * Katie Owens * Edwin Pouncey * Arik Roper * Gavin Semple * Martin Sexton * USURP * Robert Wallis * Catharyne Ward * Eric Wright *

The Salon opens on 7 January, with an open viewing from 6.30 – 9.30pm.

The gallery’s basement houses an eye-popping collection of curiosities drawn from the natural and unnatural worlds that will be open for the launch. More info at:

http://www.strangeattractor.co.uk/further/?p=1557
http://www.viktorwyndfineart.co.uk/strangerattractor.html

Anywhere Else But Here Today…

If like me you love 60’s and 70s Eastern European psych rock & pop  (and lets face it , who doesn’t ?), then you’ll love Anywhere Else But Here… a blog bag of You Tube clips.  Here’s a couple of my favourites:

and just becasue We Are All Pan’s People…

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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