Out now, Applied Music: Land & Sea is the third in a series of albums released digitally on Jon Brooks’ own Café Kaput label and given a vinyl incarnation in association with Belbury Music (a sub label of Ghost Box Records). Land & Sea is inspired by natural land and seascapes and by the golden age of electronic library music.
It comes on translucent aqua marine vinyl and includes a free download code card. The vinyl version is exclusive to the Belbury Music Shop, and the digital version on the Café Kaput Bandcamp page.
Jon Brooks (who also records for Ghost Box as The Advisory Circle) says…
“The thing that is absolutely central to all of the Applied Music series as it expands, is the notion of creating almost visual elements in music. Because they are ‘applied’ and functional in a sense, taking the themes and crystallising the visual elements is the root of the project. That dictates the sonic palate, far more than it being tied to a time period, for example.”
Also in the Belbury Music shop there are still a few copies of Jon Brooks‘ Applied Music: Science & Nature and the 10″ EP Broken Folk by Keith Seatman (with Douglas E Powell and Belbury Poly). Both are now at sale price.