A new album of poetry, prose, music and song from:
Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with Belbury Poly
A spoken word and music project by writer Justin Hopper and folk musician Sharron Kraus. It also features Ghost Box’s own Belbury Poly. Based on live performances of Hopper’s 2017 book The Old Weird Albion , it’s a poetical, autobiographical and psychogeographical account of his experiences at Chanctonbury Ring on the West Sussex Downs.
The album is a blend of folk, electronic music, poetry, prose and environmental sound. Kraus’s electro-acoustic soundscapes and songs interweave with Hopper’s rich, intimate narration. Belbury Poly provide production touches throughout and book-end the work with a memorable theme tune.
On LP, CD & Digital. Pre-orders available in the Ghost Box Shop from 17th May.
An earlier collaboration from 2014 between Justin Hopper and Belbury Poly, Ley Line, which featured Shirley Collins among others , is available in its entirety here…
Available now, exclusively from the Belbury Music Shop. The third in a series of limited records made in association with Belbury Music and a variety of associated artists and labels.
“Applied Music: Science & Nature” by Jon Brooks is the second physical release from his Café Kaput label. It comes on heavyweight translucent green vinyl, with a free download code. Sleeve art by Ian Hodgson.
(NB: The free vinyl card will often be tucked inside the lining of the inner sleeve, please check carefully.)
possibly PCA’s most accessible work yet, still retaining atmosphere in spades. Shindig
a perfect “sense of wonder” soundtrack. Prog Magazine
beautifully done UNCUT
Superb. Electronic Sound
The new LP from Pye Corner Audio is out now on LP, CD and DL.
Packaging is designed by Julian House and heavyweight vinyl LP includes a free download card.
Also in the Ghost Box shop is this Hollow Earth T-shirt. A two colour screen print on heavy, dark grey, organic cotton :
It’s Martin Jenkin’s third album for Ghost Box conceived as a sequel to 2016’s Stasis. Where Stasis played with notions of outward cosmic exploration and the idea of suspended animation and sleep, Hollow Earth takes subterranean exploration and submerged psychologies as its theme.
It draws on Berlin school synth improvisations, New Age reveries and the ghosts of 90s house euphoria to summon up images of vast, awe inspiring spaces and claustrophobic chambers. It sustains an atmosphere of wonder and adventure throughout, and like its companion piece, Stasis, it works equally as a soundtrack to physical as well as mental exploration.
This is cinematic progtronica, a perfect “sense of wonder” soundtrack. Prog Magazine
Lavish CD & LP packaging is designed by Julian House and heavyweight vinyl LP includes a free download card.
We also have a special pre-order bundle deal for both Stasis and Hollow Earth LPs &CDs.