A Midsummer Night’s Happening

SOLD OUT

A solstice celebration hosted by state51, Ghost Box and Trunk Records. Both record labels have invited a variety of artists and friends to perform at this very special party. There’ll be live music, artwork, film and merchandise spread across three specially designed and themed interiors: Pan’s Garden, The Youth Club and The TV Chamber.

The Midsummer Night’s Happening is a private party open to a limited number of invited guests and friends. To receive your exclusive invitation, pre-order the limited edition print of Julian House’s event poster from either the Ghost Box or the Trunk Records shops.

The evening will start in with a live performance of Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus’s  Chanctonbury Rings, accompanied by visuals by photographer Wendy Pye. The evening also marks the release of the album.

Then Wisbey will take the stage, he of Dirty Fanmail fame and, who could forget, The Ladies Bras. He’ll be asking the audience to request their favourite soundtracks, which he’ll perform on the home organ in his own inimitable style.

Another Trunk Records performance follows next, The Kirchin Tape Lab with Jonny Trunk and his OST co-host (and member of radiophonics outfit Howlround), Robin “The Fog” Warren. They’ll be playing out live tape reels from the as yet, unheard archives of Basil Kirchin.

Next is a very rare chance to see the Soundcarriers. They’ll be in instrumental mode to perform a live soundtrack to a film by Ghost Box co-manager and graphic designer Julian House.

Pye Corner Audio will headline the evening with a live set of Martin Jenkin’s unique haunted dance music and submerged sci-fi epics.

There’ll also be…

An exhibition of Frances Castle’s Clay Pipe Music artwork,
DJ sets from Ghost Box, Trunk & Clay Pipe Music throughout the evening and later,
Join The Mangle to screenprint your own Julian House designed Midsummer Night’s Happening T Shirt.
A state51 shop with merchandise and records from all those taking part.

All this and fresh cooked food!

It’s All Happening at The state51 Factory, 8-10 Rhoda St., London, 21st June 2019, 6:30 until late.

Prints and invitations will be sent before the event.

One invitation admits one person, please bring it with you on the night.

For more info and updates follow: facebook.com/thestate51conspiracy

 

The Focus Group DJ Set & Films
in God’s Waiting Room, Belfast

The Focus Group (Julian House) will be DJing alongside some exclusive Ghost Box films at David Holmes’s God’s Waiting Room in Belfast on 27th October. Tickets…
https://www.ticketweb.ie/event/david-holmes-halloween-gods-waiting-the-dockers-club-tickets/8770815

Beautify Junkyards and Sharron Kraus at Café Oto, London on 26th October is now sold out. But both will be doing a matinee performance on Saturday 27th at 2pm (NOTE this is minus Focus Group DJ support – that’s Friday night only).
https://babayagashut.seetickets.com/…/cafe-oto-dals…/1266977

There are also a few tickets left for their gig at The Heretic’s Folk Club, The Shakespeare, Sheffield on Sunday 28th.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beautify-junkyards-ghost-box-records-sharron-kraus-antique-doll-tickets-48642161013

 

Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus
at Cafe Oto (London) 26th October

 

26th October, 7:30 – Café Oto (London)
Beautify Junkyards, Sharron Kraus & The Focus Group (DJ)
Tickets £12

And coming this September, Other Voices 10 by Sharron Kraus (with Belbury Poly):

 

Sebastian Counts of ToiToiToi
at A-Musik, Cologne

Sebastian Counts of ToiToiToi will be DJing in Cologne’s finest record store A-Musik, this Thursday, 6th July around 7-10pm. He’ll be throwing in a few live ToiToiToi tracks and some Ghost Box films too.

Please come along, buy some records, have a beer and say Hallo to the man that some say does not exist.

Further at the Portico Gallery

Further at The Portico Gallery, West Norwood, London, 6th May. Featuring Ghost Box Films and DJs, live set and film with Howlroundand DJ Food 

 DJ Food & Pete Williams present a new, irregular evening by creating an audio visual space to enjoy. Films, slides, oil projections, food, drink and plenty of seating form the environment to soak up the sights and sounds.

Programme:
7.30 – 8.30: Doors, there will be a record stall with stock picked to compliment the evening by Micheal from the nearby Book & Record Bar and delicious food from local café Pinterdera served alongside the fully licensed Portico bar with beers & ales

8.30 – 10.00: Ghost Box Records in the form of Jim Jupp (Belbury Poly) and Julian House (The Focus Group) will be playing an audio visual DJ set, with multiple screens showing Ghost Box films and animations, strange footage and artwork.

10.00 – 10.3: Howlround will perform a live score to ‘A Creak in Time’, a film by Steve McInerney (Psyche´-Tropes), via tape loops and reel to reel machines.

10.30 – 12.00: DJ Food & Pete Williams will open and close the evening with their multi-projection Light & Sound Designs.

Location: Portico Gallery, 23B Knight’s Hill, London, SE27 0HS, UK

Tickets here: (limited cheaper early bird price nearly gone)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/further-at-the-portico-gallery-tickets-32880361045

Travel:
Train: West Norwood overground station (1 min walk)
Buses: 2, 68, 196, 315, 322, 432, 468, 690

Peel Away the Ivy, out today


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

Peel Away the Ivy

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.”
Electronic Sound

The Pattern Forms: Edd Gibson, Ed Macfarlane & Jon Brooks (off camera to the right)

Ghost Box at Green Man

Lower case DJing from Julian House (The Focus group) and Jim Jupp (Belbury Poly)  at The Babbling Tongues stage at The Green Man Festival on Saturday afternoon (1:15pm after Bob Stanley’s pop quiz).

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Ghost Box music & sounds, library music, soundtracks, voices, effects, hocusing, broken biscuits, and verb exp. New time hopping film backdrops too.

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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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