There are three re-pressings available in the Ghost Box shop; Pye Corner Audio‘s Sleep Games, The Advisory Circle‘s From Out Here and our most recent release Chanctonbury Rings by Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus is its second pressing. (Each heavyweight vinyl LP, has a colour inner sleeve and a download code card.)
“Jon Brooks conjures up a mood of eerie counter-factual sci-fi dread for a parallel 70s Britain.”
“Boards Of Canada style meldings of the cosmic and the rustic.”
“…another beautifully crafted voyage into electronic music’s substrata.”
“Sleep Games is everything fans of both the artist and label could have hoped for.”
DROWNED IN SOUND
“… an M1 retread of Autobahn undone by the spectre of sleep.”
“…the kind of memory-sprites often evoked by Ghost Box releases, this is music that continually slips away from you even as you chase down its essence.
“…a completely immersive experience – it is impossible to skip a track – and a fine achievement.”
“So much of what we love about Ghost Box is encapsulated here, on this supremely evocative piece of psychogeographic storytelling”
“Hymnal synths, pagan piping and hushed chorals act like a series of mantras to highlight the narrative.”
CAUGHT BY THE RIVER
Chanctonbuy Rings is available now on LP , CD, Download and streaming services.
The heavyweight vinyl version comes with a free download card.
“…a completely immersive experience – it is impossible to skip a track – and a fine achievement.” Quietus
“So much of what we love about Ghost Box is encapsulated here, on this supremely evocative piece of psychogeographic storytelling” Electronic Sound
“…induces a kind of sacred tipsiness.” Caught by The River
“If only the children of today and tomorrow could be encouraged to express themselves through movement and dance to Ghost Box number 33. For Chanctonbury Rings encourages magic to occur.” Concrete Islands
A spoken word and music project by writer Justin Hopper and folk musician Sharron Kraus. It also features Ghost Box’s own Belbury Poly. Based on live performances of Hopper’s 2017 book The Old Weird Albion.
The album is a blend of folk, electronic music, poetry, prose and environmental sound. Kraus’s electro-acoustic soundscapes and songs interweave with Hopper’s rich, intimate narration. Belbury Poly provide production touches throughout and book-end the work with a memorable theme tune.
Beautiful design throughout by Julian House with sleeve notes by Justin Hopper.
The Midsummer Happening was a huge success, thanks to all at state51 who put in so much work and gave up so much time to make it all happen. Thanks also to Dotan and Harry our excellent sound crew. And thanks to Lois Gray for photography: