The Parish Council would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Jez Butler (of Death by Chocolate) for his new album The Lighter Side of Concrete. Its a highly enjoyable and brilliantly executed homage to the work of the BBC Radiophonic workshop’s John Baker. Its out on CD on Disques Boum on 15th October and can be pre-ordered here and now. You can stream preview clips right here…

Also gratefully received from Trunk Records, Classroom Projects is a magical compilation of 60’s and 70’s school records. These gems  are much beloved by some of the longest serving Ghost Box artists and are in evidence here and there in their back catalogue. Fans of the Toys and Techniques blog will love this strangely beguiling selection ranging from the light and folksy to the darkest avant garde. Naturally enough Ghost Box are all over this one, its remastered by Jon “Advisory Circle” Brooks and cover art is by Julian “Focus Group” House. Available now with preview clips in the Trunk Shop, CD and DL only (the LPs are sadly all gone by now).



The concluding single of Ghost Box’s Study Series is due for release on 16th October. Belbury Poly collaborate with Brighton based cabaret electronics trio, Spacedog on two tracks that explore their overlapping areas of interest. The results are haunted by Jenny Angliss’s mannered vocals, Sarah Angliss’s elegant theremin and electronics and Jim Jupp’s dusty analogue synths.

It has the usual luxurious Julian House designed packaging and comes in heavyweight vinyl. Available on 7″ or download,  PRE-ORDER NOW from the Ghost Box shop. (Ghost Box shop customers ordering the 7″ will be entitled to a free download version on the release date.)



There are two new T-Shirts over in the Ghost Box shop available right now. Both designed by Julian House, one is based on the artwork for The Focus Group’s Elektrik Karousel and the other is a new Ghost Box design based on the old 70s and 80s Granada TV ident.

Also available now is the Ghost Box Badge Pack B. Including Advisory Circle, Belbury Poly and Focus Group badges based on recent album art.
Finally there’s a very small quantity of high quality art prints remaining from last year’s Ghost Box exhibition and art sale in Glasgow’s Mono. Illustrating a variety of Belbury Youth Club activities, each 70x50cm print is signed and numbered by Julian House. In fact since these went on sale yesterday evening two of the three designs have already sold out, so you’ll need to act quickly to get one of the last copies remaining in the world. (The good people that run the Ghost Box shop strongly advise you opt for recorded delivery if ordering one of these.)  


John Foxx and The Belbury Circle’s Empty Avenues is due for release on 6th September and is available to Pre-order in the Ghost Box shop today. 10″, CD and DL.


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