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).

Broken Folk
by Seatman and Powell
in the Belbury Music Shop

Available now, exclusively from the Belbury Music Shop , Broken Folk, a 10″ EP by Seatman and Powell featuring Belbury Poly. The second in a series of limited records made in association with Belbury Music and a variety of associated artists and labels.

It’s a five track EP of collaborations with folk singer Douglas E. Powell selected from Keith Seatman’s last two albums. It opens with a remix of the title track Broken Folk by Ghost Box veterans, Belbury Poly.

Melancholic and subtly psychedelic, these songs are redolent of supernatural short stories and winter afternoons out on English landscapes. In these dark rustic reveries, Seatman builds a dense collage of electronics, fragmented melody and found sound, around which Powell weaves his dreamlike lyrics.

The 10” is pressed on translucent green vinyl with sleeve art by Belbury Poly’s Jim Jupp. It’s released on Seatman’s own label KS Audio and is the second record produced in association with Belbury Music.

The next Belbury Music record will be Jon Brooks’ Applied Music: Science & Nature in March 2019

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

 

An Autumn Mix from
Jon Brooks at Café Kaput

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.

 

 

New Beautify Junkyards Video
and Live Dates

Beautify Junkyards are announcing their tour dates with this beautiful new video for ‘Sybil’s Dream’, taken from their Ghost Box album The Invisible World of Beautify JunkyardsThe film was created by US video artist Keith Rondinelli.

The band are embarking on a series of live dates in Portugal and the UK. They’ll be supported by Sharron Kraus and a DJ set by The Focus Group (Julian House) at the Café Oto gig in London.

23rd September FESTIVAL IMINENTE Lisbon

29th September  FESTA DO OUTONO SERRALVES Porto

26th  October CAFE OTO London

27th  October CAFE OTO London (2pm Matinee)

28th  October SHAKESPEARE Sheffield

23th  November AVENIDA Aveiro

24th  November SALÃO BRAZIL Coimbra

Full details on the band’s Facebook Page

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…

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):

 

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.)

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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