Chanctonbury Rings
Out Now

Chanctonbuy Rings is available now on LP , CD, Download and streaming services.
The heavyweight vinyl version comes with a free download card.

“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.

 

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. 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 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. Belbury Poly provide production touches throughout and book-end 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…

 

Other Voices 10 by Sharron Kraus
Out Now

The final single in our Other Voices series is by Sharron Kraus with a remix by Belbury Poly on the B side.
It’s available now on download or heavyweight 7” vinyl, with sleeve design by Julian House.

Something Out of Nothing is a beautifully simple yet profound baroque pop folk song. Kraus sings, plays guitar and synth and is ably assisted by a studio band comprising:
Jenny Bliss Bennett on Viola de Gamba & Fiddle, Nick Jonah Davis on Slide Guitar, Neal Heppleston on Bass, Oliver Parfitt on Synths, Nancy Wallace on Backing Vocals and Guy Whittaker on Drums.

Sharron will be supporting Beautify Junkyards on…

26th October at Cafe Oto (Baba Yaga’s Hut), London
(now sold out, but a matinee performance has been added)

28th october at Shakespeare’s (Heretics’ Folk Club), Sheffield

Her recent album, Joy’s Reflection is Sorrow is available now on LP from Sunstone Records and on CD from Bandcamp.

 

 

Other Voices 10 by Sharron Kraus
Pre-orders open now

The final single in a series featuring regular Ghost Box artists, special guests and one-off projects. This time our guest artist is folk singer, Sharron Kraus with a remix by Belbury Poly on the B side. Pre-order at the Ghost Box shop now and due for on 21st September on download or heavyweight 7”, with sleeve design by Julian House.

Something Out of Nothing is a beautifully simple yet profound baroque pop folk song. Kraus sings, plays guitar and synth and is ably assisted by a studio band comprising:
Jenny Bliss Bennett on Viola de Gamba & Fiddle, Nick Jonah Davis on Slide Guitar, Neal Heppleston on Bass, Oliver Parfitt on Synths, Nancy Wallace on Backing Vocals and Guy Whittaker on Drums.

Also in the shop we’ve unearthed a tiny handful of some earlier titles in the singles series which are now on sale, most for under a fiver…

Stop-Motion Happening & The Owl’s Map
Out today.

Stop-Motion Happening by The Focus Group LP,CD and DL

“…we need more of this sort of thing. The problem is nobody, absolutely nobody, does this sort of thing other than Julian House. He really is on his own out there.” Electronic Sound

 

The Owl’s Map by Belbury Poly (re-mastered) LP and DL

“…some of the most delightful electronica to arise in Britain since Aphex Twin, the Black Dog and Global Communication.” The Sunday Times

 

Stop-Motion Happening
& The Owl’s Map LP re-issue
Pre-Order Now

 

The Owl’s Map was the second album for Belbury Poly, first released in 2006. It’s music that is by turns, jaunty and dark and was inspired by TV soundtracks, folk and library music and 1970s electronic music technology. It established the mood and the imagined geography of Belbury, the fictional parallel-world setting for the record label itself.

This re-issue has been specially remastered by Jon Brooks for this first outing on vinyl. Ghost Box designer, Julian House has adapted the original CD artwork to the new heavyweight vinyl format. It includes a colour card inner sleeve with a visitor’s guide to Belbury and a free download code card. The vinyl version is released on 14th July 2017 and you can pre-order it from our shop now. The re-mastered digital version is currently being re-distributed to all major download suppliers and will replace the older version by the release date on the 14th.  You’ll be able to buy the new remastered digital version from our shop on mp3 or lossless flac next week. (We’ll update the exact time of availability right here, as soon as we can.)

Also released on 14th July and available to pre-order now, is the new album from The Focus Group, Stop-Motion Happening. On LP, CD and DL.

Other Voices 09 and Ghost Box Sweatshirt
Available Now.

The latest in our ongoing series of singles, Other Voices, featuring guests, collaborations and one off projects is out today. Other Voices 09 by Moon Wiring Club and Belbury Poly.

In the Ghost Box shop now on download or super heavyweight vinyl, with a beautiful Julian House designed sleeve.

Also new in the shop today is this sweatshirt, a very subtle black print on dark grey.

 

Pre-ordering now
Other Voices 09:
Belbury Poly and Moon Wiring Club

Pre-orders open now.

Released on 17th February on download or on super heavyweight vinyl, with a beautiful Julian House designed sleeve.

Other Voices 09:
Belbury Poly and Moon Wiring Club

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The latest in a series of singles featuring regular Ghost Box artists, special guests and one off projects. This time it’s a collaboration between the label founder Jim Jupp’s band, Belbury Poly and Ian Hodgson’s marvellous Moon Wiring Club. The artists’ have very different approaches to their work, but share similar reference points and a common sensibility. Their ideas complement each other perfectly in these two weirdly baroque, electronic miniatures.

Released on 17th February on download or on a super heavyweight  vinyl, with a beautiful Julian House designed sleeve.  (Pre-orders open in late January)

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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