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Brooks & Macfarlane of The Pattern Forms
on Jonny Trunk’s OST show this Saturday

Ghost Box stalwart Jon Brooks (of The Advisory Circle, The Pattern Forms, The Belbury Circle & more) together with Ed Macfarlane (The Pattern Forms & Friendly Fires) will be guests on Jonny Trunk’s marvellous OST show this Saturday afternoon, 12th November, 4:30pm on Resonance FM (104.4FM, DAB London & online afterwards here ).

In  last week’s show Jonny previewed Ed Macfarlane’s new compilation of Chappell AV library music, Glistens. And this week he’ll be chatting to Ed and Jon about their love of library music and their work as The Pattern Forms.

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Ghost Box is Label of the Month in Rough Trade

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Ghost Box is currently Rough Trade’s label of the month, which means they’ve restocked available back catalogue in their stores and online. They still have a few copies of the RT exclusive green vinyl version of Pattern Forms “Peel Away the Ivy” left, if you haven’t managed to get one yet.

We’re very aware of the big gaps in the back catalogue and starting next year we’re hoping to reissue more titles and get some of the older CD only releases onto vinyl. Its going to be a fairly slow process to begin with, but the long term aim is to revisit and update all our releases.

Peel Away the Ivy, out today


Peel Away the Ivy by the Pattern Forms is out now on LP, CD and download.

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There’s also a limited edition green vinyl version exclusive to Rough Trade, with a special in-store performance by The Pattern Forms in Rough Trade East tonight, 21st October, at 6:00pm.

The Pattern Forms is collaborative project between Ed Macfarlane and Edd Gibson of Friendly Fires and Jon Brooks of The Advisory Circle, expertly blending blissful pop with more exploratory electronics, its roots lying in the artists’ shared love of soundtracks and electronic library music of the 70s and 80s. It will appeal strongly to fans of both bands.

“…starts with a clutch of songs so lovely, a floating flock of diaphanous electronic songbirds, that it feels like being seduced. The melodies and atmosphere of late afternoon sunshine slowly gathers you to its warm beating heart where, it turns out, you would rather like to stay. I haven’t heard music quite so evocative of time and place since first encountering Air’s ‘Moon Safari’. But while that consummate late-90s album had just enough dancefloor in its make up to ignite an ever-so-slightly strident sexiness, ‘Peel Away The Ivy’ swirls around a kind of epic lOcc pop beauty and whispers in your ear until you fail in love with it and its pastoral eroticism. Gorgeous.”
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The Pattern Forms: Edd Gibson, Ed Macfarlane & Jon Brooks (off camera to the right)

Radio Belbury 16: The Pattern Forms Mix

A guest mix for Radio Belbury by Jon Brooks and Ed Macfarlane of The Pattern Forms.

Peel Awaythe Ivy

Peel Away the Ivy by The Pattern Forms is out 21st October on LP,CD and Download.

Pre-order now.

The Pattern Forms Pre-Orders Open Today plus Rough Trade In-Store Gig & Exclusive Colour Vinyl

Pre-orders are open today in the Ghost Box shop for the new album, Peel Away the Ivy by The Pattern Forms.

To launch the album there’ll be a live in-store performance at Rough Trade East, London on 21st October by The Pattern Forms and a DJ set from Ghost Box sleeve designer, Julian House (also the man behind The Focus Group).

There’ll also be a limited edition of 300 translucent green vinyl LPs with alternate sleeve art exclusive to Rough Trade stores worldwide (including on line).

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It’ll be 6:00 to 8:00pm and PLEASE NOTE this is a ticketed event . Wristbands are only available from Rough Trade with CD, LP or Colour Vinyl LP pre-orders or purchases on the day.

See Rough Trade’s page, here for full details.

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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