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.

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

 

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…

 

Ghost Box
T-Shirts Re-stocked

Screen printed amber logo on black, heavyweight, organic cotton T-shirt.

The Ghost Box shop will be taking orders until 20th December (returning 2nd Jan).

New Ghost Box T-Shirt

Screen printed dark orange logo on “denim blue” heavyweight organic cotton T-shirt (Earth Positive EP01), in the Ghost Box shop now.

 

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…

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

Ghost Box T-Shirts
Grey and Black

New Ghost Box T-Shirt, screen printed white logo on “tweed” grey in the Ghost Box shop now.

The Ghost Box black and Amber T-Shirts have also been re-stocked.

 

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:

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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