Beautify Junkyards are announcing their tour dates with this beautiful new video for ‘Sybil’s Dream’, taken from their Ghost Box album The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards. The film was created by US video artist Keith Rondinelli.
The band are embarking on a series of live dates in Portugal and the UK. They’ll be supported by Sharron Kraus and a DJ set by The Focus Group (Julian House) at the Café Oto gig in London.
23rd September FESTIVAL IMINENTE Lisbon
29th September FESTA DO OUTONO SERRALVES Porto
26th October CAFE OTO London
27th October CAFE OTO London (2pm Matinee)
28th October SHAKESPEARE Sheffield
23th November AVENIDA Aveiro
24th November SALÃO BRAZIL Coimbra
Full details on the band’s Facebook Page
The final single in a series featuring regular Ghost Box artists, special guests and one-off projects. This time our guest artist is folk singer, Sharron Kraus with a remix by Belbury Poly on the B side. Pre-order at the Ghost Box shop now and due for on 21st September on download or heavyweight 7”, with sleeve design by Julian House.
Something Out of Nothing is a beautifully simple yet profound baroque pop folk song. Kraus sings, plays guitar and synth and is ably assisted by a studio band comprising:
Jenny Bliss Bennett on Viola de Gamba & Fiddle, Nick Jonah Davis on Slide Guitar, Neal Heppleston on Bass, Oliver Parfitt on Synths, Nancy Wallace on Backing Vocals and Guy Whittaker on Drums.
Available now, exclusively from the new Belbury Music Shop. The first in a series of limited records made in association with Belbury Music and a variety of associated artists and labels.
“Applied Music: Plastics Today” by Jon Brooks is the first physical release from his Café Kaput label. It comes on heavyweight translucent orange vinyl, with a free download code. Sleeve art and video are by Ian Hodgson. (NB: The free vinyl card will often be tucked inside the lining of the inner sleeve, please check carefully.)
The new album from The Advisory Circle, Ways of Seeing is out now on LP, CD & DL.
The CD & LP packaging is designed by Julian House. The elegantly simple artwork and typography, reminiscent of 80s photographic manuals and magazines, is rendered on metallic gold foil packaging. The heavyweight vinyl LP includes a free download card.
Two members of Friendly Fires make guest appearances; Ed Macfarlane on vocals on No Way Back, and Edd Gibson co-production on Scuba.
“A mindblowing tour-de-force once again from The Advisory Circle, and one that will be on my record player for some time to come. Stunningly immersive, beautifully produced and stunningly packaged. Album of the year material, for sure.”
“Ways of Seeing is another excellent transmission of library music recreated for meandering minds. A vivid audio hallucination that feels like its been buried deep in our collective memories past but now brought up to be soaked in the psychedelic sunshine of The Advisory Circle’s unique sound world.”