More Test Pressings for Auction
in aid of the DEC Ukraine Appeal

We have another round of test pressings for auction to raise money for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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This time we have Sceance at Hobs Lane by Mount Vernon Arts Lab, The Belbury Tales by Belbury Poly, Mind How You Go and As the Crow Flies by The Advisory Circle

UPDATE 31/3/22: we’d like to thank all those who made bids (succesfully or otherwise) in our test press auctions. Thanks to your generosity we raised over £1000.

New Belbury Music LPs by
The Pattern Forms and Luminous Foundation
Out on March 16th

There are two new albums out now on Ghost Box’s sister label, Belbury Music .

The Scenic Route is the second album for The Pattern Forms since their 2016 Ghost Box records release, Peel Away the Ivy. This time they’ve crafted ten beautiful instrumentals that focus in on their love of a particular kind of soulful 1980s library music. The Pattern Forms is comprised of Ed Macfarlane and Edd Gibson of Friendly Fires together with composer and producer Cate Brooks of The Advisory Circle. Also featruing throughout is harpist Tom Monger (Florence and The Machine).

The LP comes on crystal clear vinyl with free download code inside. Artwork is by Trunk Record’s regular designer Paul Flack. It’s available exclusively online in the Belbury Music.

Luminous Foundation’s Haig Fras is a semi-melodic, shimmering drift inspired by the geology and biology of a sub aquatic mountain range of the same name off the Cornish coast. Luminous Foundation is a collaboration between Neil Mortimer of Urthona and Mark Pilkington of Teleplasmiste (and founder of Strange Attractor Press).

The LP comes on translucent green vinyl with free download code inside. It’s available exclusively online from the Belbury Music.  PLEASE NOTE: As this is a limited run from a very small press, a few LPs will be so-called “transition copies” where the dye is not fully mixed. So you may be lucky enough to receive a very rare pale green vinyl LP.

 

Ghost Box Test Press Auction
in Aid of The DEC Ukraine Appeal

We are auctioning some test presses from the Ghost Box Archives to raise money for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Sketches and Spells by The Focus Group

The Willows by Belbury Poly

Other Channels by The Advisory Circle

Empty Avenues by John Foxx and The Belbury Circle

The Carrier by Large Plants

A Letter from TreeTops by Pneumatic Tubes

Entangled Routes by Pye Corner Audio 1

Entangled Routes by Pye Corner Audio 2

Ways of Seeing by The Advisory Circle

The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards by Beautify Junkyards 

And more to come soon.

UPDATE 31/3/22: we’d like to thank all those who made bids (succesfully or otherwise) in our test press auctions. Thanks to your generosity we raised over £1000.

The Carrier
by Large Plants
22nd April

The Carrier by Large Plants is out on 22nd April. It follows on from their hugely sucessful debut single, La Isla Bonita in Decemebr of last year. (Shindig magazine’s Single of the Year.)

Ten psych rock belters are filtered through a haze of tape flutter and lent a distinct folk sensibility by Jack Sharp’s delicate and distant voice; like the smell of winter mornings and fresh soil blended with the whiff of petrol.

Released on 22nd April on LP, CD and all digital channels. Designed by Julian House, the heavyweight vinyl LP version comes with full colour inner sleeve and free download card. Pre-orders open on 30th March.

A Letter from TreeTops
by Pneumatic Tubes
Out Now

A Letter From TreeTops is available now on LP, CD and all digital channels.

Pneumatic Tubes is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Jesse Chandler (keyboard & woodwinds player for the bands Midlake and Mercury Rev). He laid down most of the material for this mystical and elegiac suite of music in just a few days and later called on some talented friends to flesh out the final recordings; Paul Alexander on bass, Bill Campbell on drums, Marissa Nadler backing vocals and Robert Gomez on electric guitar.

The album is a series of beautifully faded musical photographs, a paean to the wild landscapes of the Adirondacks and Catskills of Upstate New York where Chandler grew up. Gentle melodies are propelled along by synth arpeggiators or laidback sidestick and felt beater drums. Chandler’s wind instruments are woven throughout like wild vines binding the elements together. Towards the end of the album an underlying note of melancholy swells into grief during the very moving Witch Water, which is subtly underpinned with Marissa Nadler’s haunting voice. The clouds soon clear, the mountains reappear, and the wheel of the year and of the generations turns again as A Letter from TreeTops signs off with the same lilting melody on which it began.

Designed by Julian House, the heavyweight vinyl LP version comes with full colour inner sleeve and free download card. Evocative liner notes are provided by Justin Hopper, author of Old Weird Albion and writer of the Ghost Box spoken word album Chanctonbury Rings.

 

A Letter From TreeTops is a beguilingly languid and intoxicating listen…
Absolutely gorgeous.
Electronic Sound

Chandler uses keyboards and woodwind to full nostalgic effect, every tone hinting at some keenly felt absence… There is also a lovely sense of drama in the way the tracks have been sequenced, each one contrasting with or extending the mood of what came before. This letter changes mood with every paragraph. Packaged and presented with the dreamy thoroughness that has become a Ghost Box hallmark, A Letter From TreeTops is worth reading and rereading
Wire

It’s a collection of sonic Polaroids with soothing powers, so entirely and genuinely personal it ends up speaking to (and of) universal feelings. Musically, the album offers plenty of wide-eyed library-imbued warmth and hauntological escapism… A quiet triumph.
Shindig

…sits somewhere between the rural kosmische of Cluster and the electro nostalgia of Boards Of Canada. Yet while much of this music has a sun-dappled, magic hour feel to it, it’s grounded by a hint of melancholy
Prog Magazine

 

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