Chanctonbury Rings
Pre-ordering Now

Pre-order now in the Ghost Box Shop, on LP or CD. The heavyweight vinyl version comes with a free download card.

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. With Belbury Poly contributing music and production throughout and book-ending the work with a memorable theme tune.

Beautiful design throughout by Julian House with sleeve notes by Justin Hopper.

The Old Weird Albion is now back in print and available from Penned in the Margins and gradually returning to most good book shops.

Chanctonbury Rings
coming 21st June

A new album of poetry, prose, music and song from:
Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with Belbury Poly

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 , it’s a poetical, autobiographical and psychogeographical account of his experiences at Chanctonbury Ring on the West Sussex Downs.

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. With Belbury Poly contributing music and production throughout and bookending the work with a memorable theme tune.

On LP, CD & Digital. Pre-orders available in the Ghost Box Shop from 17th May. 

An earlier collaboration from 2014 between Justin Hopper and Belbury Poly,  Ley Line, which featured Shirley Collins among others , is available in its entirety here…

 

Applied Music: Science & Nature
by Jon Brooks
in the Belbury Music Shop

Available now, exclusively from the Belbury Music Shop. The third in a series of limited records made in association with Belbury Music and a variety of associated artists and labels.

“Applied Music: Science & Nature” by Jon Brooks is the second physical release from his Café Kaput label. It comes on heavyweight translucent green vinyl, with a free download code. Sleeve art by Ian Hodgson.

(NB: The free vinyl card will often be tucked inside the lining of the inner sleeve, please check carefully.)

 

Pye Corner Audio, Hollow Earth LP
Out Now

possibly PCA’s most accessible work yet, still retaining atmosphere in spades. Shindig

 a perfect “sense of wonder” soundtrack. Prog Magazine

beautifully done UNCUT

Superb. Electronic Sound

The new LP from Pye Corner Audio is out now on LP, CD and DL.

Packaging is designed by Julian House and heavyweight vinyl LP includes a free download card.

Also in the Ghost Box shop is this Hollow Earth T-shirt. A two colour screen print on heavy, dark grey, organic cotton :

Pye Corner Audio, Hollow Earth LP
Pre-order Now

The new LP from Pye Corner Audio is available to pre-order now on LP, CD and DL

It’s Martin Jenkin’s third album for Ghost Box conceived as a sequel to 2016’s Stasis. Where Stasis played with notions of outward cosmic exploration and the idea of suspended animation and sleep, Hollow Earth takes subterranean exploration and submerged psychologies as its theme.

 

It draws on Berlin school synth improvisations, New Age reveries and the ghosts of 90s house euphoria to summon up images of vast, awe inspiring spaces and claustrophobic chambers. It sustains an atmosphere of wonder and adventure throughout, and like its companion piece, Stasis, it works equally as a soundtrack to physical as well as mental exploration.

This is cinematic progtronica, a perfect “sense of wonder” soundtrack. Prog Magazine

 

Lavish CD & LP packaging is designed by Julian House and heavyweight vinyl LP includes a free download card.

We also have a special pre-order bundle deal for both Stasis and Hollow Earth LPs &CDs.

Broken Folk
by Seatman and Powell
in the Belbury Music Shop

Available now, exclusively from the Belbury Music Shop , Broken Folk, a 10″ EP by Seatman and Powell featuring Belbury Poly. The second in a series of limited records made in association with Belbury Music and a variety of associated artists and labels.

It’s a five track EP of collaborations with folk singer Douglas E. Powell selected from Keith Seatman’s last two albums. It opens with a remix of the title track Broken Folk by Ghost Box veterans, Belbury Poly.

Melancholic and subtly psychedelic, these songs are redolent of supernatural short stories and winter afternoons out on English landscapes. In these dark rustic reveries, Seatman builds a dense collage of electronics, fragmented melody and found sound, around which Powell weaves his dreamlike lyrics.

The 10” is pressed on translucent green vinyl with sleeve art by Belbury Poly’s Jim Jupp. It’s released on Seatman’s own label KS Audio and is the second record produced in association with Belbury Music.

The next Belbury Music record will be Jon Brooks’ Applied Music: Science & Nature in March 2019

Applied Music: Plastics Today
by Jon Brooks
in the Belbury Music Shop

Available now, exclusively from the new Belbury Music Shop. The first in a series of limited records made in association with Belbury Music and a variety of associated artists and labels.

“Applied Music: Plastics Today”  by Jon Brooks  is the first physical release from his Café Kaput label. It comes on heavyweight translucent orange vinyl, with a free download code. Sleeve art and video are by Ian Hodgson. (NB: The free vinyl card will often be tucked inside the lining of the inner sleeve, please check carefully.)

Ways of Seeing
by The Advisory Circle out now.

The new album from The Advisory Circle, Ways of Seeing is out now on LP, CD & DL.

The CD & LP packaging is designed by Julian House. The elegantly simple artwork and typography, reminiscent of 80s photographic manuals and magazines, is rendered on metallic gold foil packaging. The heavyweight vinyl LP includes a free download card.

Two members of Friendly Fires make guest appearances; Ed Macfarlane on vocals on No Way Back, and Edd Gibson co-production on Scuba.

“A mindblowing tour-de-force once again from The Advisory Circle, and one that will be on my record player for some time to come. Stunningly immersive, beautifully produced and stunningly packaged. Album of the year material, for sure.” 
Piccadilly Records

“Ways of Seeing is another excellent transmission of library music recreated for meandering minds. A vivid audio hallucination that feels like its been buried deep in our collective memories past but now brought up to be soaked in the psychedelic sunshine of The Advisory Circle’s unique sound world.” 
Bleep

Pye Corner Audio, Stasis
LP and CD re-issued

Stasis by Pye Corner Audio has been re-issued on LP and CD and is available now in the Ghost Box shop.

The heavyweight vinyl version includes a free Download code card.

“Rather than make up his own movies, Jenkins is happy to play the movies that are already running in our heads – and we are happy to let him do it. Every track shows the confidence of someone who knows exactly which buttons to push and when.”
The Wire

“…hallucinatory ’80s landscape of throbbing sci-fi electronica and luminous synthetic strings built around themes of deep space, suspended animation and sensory deprivation.”
Mojo

“A somnambulant trip through the cosmic void, Stasis is PCA’s strongest album to date.”
Shindig

Also available in the Ghost Box shop is this A2 colour art print  on textured 160gsm cotton art paper:

and this Stasis T-Shirts:

Ways of Seeing
Pre-Orders open.

Pre-orders open today in the Ghost Box shop for the new Advisory Circle album, Ways of Seeing. Due for release on 25th May on LP, CD and DL.

Two members of Friendly Fires make guest appearances; Ed Macfarlane on vocals on No Way Back, and Edd Gibson co-production on Scuba.

The CD & LP packaging is designed by Julian House. The elegantly simple artwork and typography, reminiscent of 80s photographic manuals and magazines, is rendered on metallic gold foil packaging. The heavyweight vinyl LP includes a free download card.

 

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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