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Penguins – The Perfect Christmas Gift

WWF recently produced a TV ad for their penguin adoption scheme with specially commissioned music by Belbury Poly. They currently have a micorsite  for the scheme that hosts a version of the ad minus voiceover, here

Mind How You Go (Revised Edition)

Over at Ghost Box we’re currently putting together Mind How You Go (The Revised Edition) by The Advisory Circle a new lp length version of the 2005 mini album. This will be available in February 2010, on vinyl and download only.
As well as all the original tracks it will include:
Mind How You Go Now, The Advisory Circle’s mesmerising motorik reworking of the original title track.
The new Advisory Circle track, Seasons, a pastoral reverie in the vein of the original public info film inspired material.
Osprey’s Odyssey a beautiful instrumental track inspired by the TAC tune Osprey, by special guests Seeland ( moonlighting from Lo Records)

And The Cuckoo Comes to Belbury a lumpen proggy cod-medieval reimagining of the Advisory Circle original by Belbury Poly.

For a limited time only you’ll find some preview clips here.

Not there ? Then you’re too late sorry, but check on the Ghost Box site soon.

Jozin z bazin

It seems that this has been a massive viral hit so I may be a little behind the times, but I’ve been obssessed  by this You Tube film since I saw it a few months ago on Robert Popper‘s website. Apparently the singer, Ivan Mládek is something of a national treasure to Czechoslovakians and the song instantly familiar to millions of mittel European folk of a certain age. I even came across a Facebook group dedicated to spreading Jozin z bazin to the entire world. Ivo Pesák‘s dancing is an absolute joy, I certainly hope you’re all doing it at home.

A translation that I can in no way vouch for runs like this:

I’m driving Skoda 100 to camp here on Orava.
That’s why I’m hurrying, taking a risk – going through Moravia.
The monster lives there comes out of the bog.
Who eats mainly Prague citizens, his name is Jožin.
Jožin from the bog creeps through swamp,
Jožin from the bog closes in on the village.
Jožin from the bog edges it’s teeth,
Jožin from the bog bites, strangles.
To defend against Jožin from the bog, who could imagine-
Only works an crop-dusting airplane.
 I crossed through the village of Vizovice
The village mayor greeted me, and said to me over some slivovitz
The one who brings Jožin in dead or alive
I’m going to give him my daughter as a wife as well as half of a collective farm
I said: give me an airplane and powder, mayor,
I’ll bring you Jožin, I see no trouble about that
The mayor helped me, in the morning I went up in the sky
The powder from the aircraft prettily fell on Jožin.
Jožin from the bog is already all white
Jožin from the bog is escaping from swamp
Jožin from the bog hit the stone
Jožin from the bog it is the end of him
I caught him, I’m keeping him
Money is money, I’ll sell him to Zoo

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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