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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)

Folklore Tapes – Folklore of Plants LP
featuring Belbury Poly
in the Ghost Box Guest Shop now

Available in the Ghost Box Guest Shop now beautifully compiled package by Folklore Tapes with written and audio contributions from 31 artists, including Ghost Box’s Belbury Poly.

• Thirty-one track twelve-inch vinyl and download code.
• Fourty page A5 pamphlet includes plantlore and illustrations from artists and herbal medicine section by herbalist Zoe Naylor.
• Twenty eight page pocket A6 booklet Oak, Fern and Daisy: ‘The Folklore, Culture and Magic of the Plant Kingdom’ By Jez Winship.
• Link to the 16mm film ‘Pattern of Light’ by Mary and David
• All contents housed within a unique plant relief printed hand numbered manilla sleeve
• Contains seed envelope harvested by the Folklore Tapes group.

1) t/e/u/ – Balm (Melissa officinalis)
2) The Silver Funz – Birch (Betula sp.)
3) Joshua Bonnetta – Cactus (Cactaceae sp.)
4) Kelly Jayne Jones – Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus)
5) David Chatton Barker – Elder (Sambucus nigra)
6) James Green – False Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis)
7) Arianne Churchman – Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
8) Paper Dollhouse – Gorse (Ulex europaeus)
9) Belbury Poly – Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
10) Sam McLoughlin – Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger)
11) Carl Turney & Brian Campbell – Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
12) David Jaycock – Hottentot-fig (Carpobrotus edulis)
13) Stu Bannister – Houseleek (Sempervivum sp.)
14) Hugh Metcalfe – Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
15) Mary Stark – Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
16) Delphine Dora – Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
17) Sally Golding – Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
18) Ian Humberstone – Red Bog Moss (Sphagnum capillifolium)
19) Magpahi – Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
20) Zoe Naylor – Nettle (Urtica dioica)
21) Hannah Leighton Boyce – Oak (Quercus robur)
22) Joe Duddell – Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
23) Xian Orphic – Orchid (Orchidaceae )
24) Steve Patterson – Plantain (Plantago major)
25) Mary & David – Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
26) Bridget Hayden – Sage (Salvia officinalis)
27) Modern Studies – Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
28) Alice Hartley – Teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris)
29) Jennifer Reid – Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
30) Dean McPhee – Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
31) Eva Bowen – Willow (Salix sp.)

Sleep Games LP re-issue
and Ghost Box Slipmat

A re-issue of the first Pye Corner Audio LP for Ghost Box, Sleep Games is available now.

On heavyweight vinyl, with colour inner sleeve and download code card inside . Design by Julian House with liner notes by the late Mark Fisher.

“…could be the long-awaited high-five between Vangelis and Boards of Canada.”
Drowned in Sound

“Pye Corner Audio’s latest is the marquee example of Ghost Box at their most distilled, their most essential: reaching beyond by reaching within.”
Dusted Magazine

Also this week and exclusive to our shop is this thick felt Ghost Box logo slipmat.

Concrete Jingles
by The Twelve Hour Foundation

You may remember The Lighter Side of Concrete by The Twelve Hour Foundation, a masterly homage to the Radiophonic Workshop’s John Baker and a popular Ghost Box Guest album. They have a new download album of jingles and library-esque pieces in the BBC tradition. It’s called Concrete Jingles and it’s in aid of a very good cause, as Jez Butler of the band explains…

“This mini-album / EP was planned following the news that our friend Robert Baldock had suffered a stroke. Robert (aka DJ Bongoboy) will be familiar to many as one of the two voices behind The Project Moonbase podcast, and has offered much support and encouragement to The Twelve Hour Foundation over the past four years: broadcasting our music, promoting us via social media, and, on one occasion, driving to a gig in Scotland to lend us a synth when our Moog’s power supply died. 

All proceeds from this album will be donated to The Charles Bell Pavilion (brain and neurological rehabilitation) the unit within the Astley Ainslie Hospital where Robert is currently undergoing various therapies. 

We wish him a speedy recovery!”

…as do all at Ghost Box

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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