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.

 

Ways of Seeing by The Advisory Circle
coming 25th May

Ways of Seeing by The Advisory Circle 
is due for release on 25th May on LP, CD and DL.

Luxurious artwork throughout by Julian House, with CD digipack and album sleeve printed on metallic gold foil.
The heavyweight vinyl LP version comes with free download code card.
Pre-orders open 4th May.

The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards
Out Now

The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards is available now on CD, LP & download. (LP comes with free download code).

“Anything but invisible, it’s a bewitching album that you’ll warm to immediately.”
Electronic Sound

Deep in the woods glows a masterpiece from Beautify Junkyards.
Prog Magazine

Atmospheric, immersive, and arcane, The Invisible World Of Beautify Junkyards is a record out of time
Shindig

…a beautifully-packaged helping of 21st century acid-folk at its headiest.”
Record Collector

Effortlessly blending English acid folk and Brazilian tropicalia, you may find yourself transported to another world via this sparkling new release… Brava!
The Big Takeover

…an album that will live long in the hearts of the listener.
Strange Brew

“The record unfolds with new layers of rippling beauty with each listen.”
Raven Sings the Blues

The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards
Pre-order now

The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards is due for release on 9th March on CD, LP & download and is available to pre-order now in the Ghost Box shop. (LP comes with free download code).

“Atmospheric, immersive, and arcane, The Invisible World Of.. is a record out of time.” Shinding

Applied Music Vol​.​2 – Plastics Today
Jon Brooks, Café Kaput

Brilliant new download album out now on Jon Brook’s Café Kaput label.
(Album art and Video by Ian Hodgson of Moon Wiring Club.)

The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards
coming 9th March

The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards comes out 9th March on LP, CD and DL.

A digital single, Aquarius, taken from the album is available now in the Ghost Box shop and on all download and streaming services.

Lisbon’s Beautify Junkyards effortlessly blend their love of English Acid Folk and Brazilian Tropicalia in a collection of songs that conjure up a warm and verdant faerie world. Delicate acoustic guitars evoke an autumnal England suffused with Iberian heat by other-worldly voices; the ethereal lilt of João Branco Kyron and the warm languor of Rita Vian. The production is tempered with a haunted electronic palette that anchors the band squarely in the world of Ghost Box. Their sound is further enhanced by newest member Helena Espvall ( formerly of Espers) on guitar and cello. With João Moreira on acoustic guitar and synth, Sergue Ra on bass and Antonio Watts on drums they are altogether an astonishingly talented group of people.

The Invisible World… will be the band’s third album and their first for Ghost Box, following on from their Other Voices single in 2016 (available in the Ghost Box shop). With artwork throughout by Julian House, the heavyweight vinyl LP version comes with free download code card. Pre-orders open 16th February.

(The Aquarius promo video was directed by João Pedro Moreira, see the rest of Beautify Junkyards fantastic video channel here.)

 

Coming in March

Coming to Ghost Box in March 2018, The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards.
A beautifully out-of-time and otherworldly album.
Video and soundclips here in January.

Then in May we have a fantastic new album from The Advisory Circle.
We’ll also have Sharron Kraus guesting in our Other Voices series, along with vinyl and CD re-issues from our back-catalogue and more exciting new work from familiar Ghost Box artitsts.

Our thanks go to all those who have supported Ghost Box this year, we’d like to wish you a peaceful holiday and a happy new year.

Thank You For Listening.

 

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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