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

The Advisory Circle
Radio Belbury mix

To celebrate the release of Ways of Seeing this week, Jon Brooks of The Advisory Circle hosts this melting, meditative mix for Radio Belbury.

Ways of Seeing is available to pre-order now. Released on Friday, 25th May on vinyl, CD and download. In luxurious gold foil packaging designed by Julian House. The LP comes with free download code card.

 

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.

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.)

Outward Journeys by The Belbury Circle
Out Today.

Outward Journeys by The Belbury Circle featuring John Foxx is available now on LP, CD, cassette and download. LP and cassette versions include a free download code.

 

Outward Journeys by
The Belbury Circle.
Pre-ordering now, released 3rd November.

Pre-orders are open now for Outward Journeys, released on 3rd November on CD, LP, DL and Cassette. It’s the first full length LP for this collaborative project between Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle) and Jim Jupp (Belbury Poly).  With John Foxx  featuring  on vocals and synth on two tracks, Trees and Forgotten Towns, reprising his appearance on The Belbury Circle’s debut EP, Empty Avenues in 2013.

Brooks and Jupp go back to their musical roots with this release,  a joyfully re-imagined soundworld that draws heavily on late 70s and early 80s synth pop and library music. An exciting transitional era that first saw the pair taking up synths as kids. With interlocking analogue sequencers, driving rhythms, soaring lead lines, primitive sampling, and its themes of travel and return, the album evokes the eve of the digital era, when “Tomorrow’s World” was still an exciting possibility.

Design is by Julian House, and beautifully captures the excitement and homespun aesthetic of early software and computer packaging. The heavyweight vinyl LP and cassette versions both include a free download card.

Also Back in stock today is Pye Corner Audio’s re-issued Sleep Games LP (heavyweight vinyl & with free DL code)

 

 

 

 

The Belbury Circle – Outward Journeys
(featuring John Foxx)

3rd November 2017 on LP, CD, DL and Cassette.

 

 

Agri Montana
by Jon Brooks

 A new album by Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle, Pattern Forms, The Belbury Circle) is available now on his own Café Kaput label, as a download from Bandcamp.

Inspired by Alpine landscapes and performed entirely on the Buchla Music Easel and ARP Odyssey. Artwork by Ian Hodgson of Moon Wiring Club.

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 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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