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An Autumn Mix from
Jon Brooks at Café Kaput

Applied Music: Plastics Today
by Jon Brooks
in the Belbury Music Shop

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.)

Ways of Seeing
by The Advisory Circle out now.

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.” 
Piccadilly Records

“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.” 
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The Advisory Circle
Radio Belbury mix

To celebrate the release of Ways of Seeing this week, Jon Brooks of The Advisory Circle hosts this melting, meditative mix for Radio Belbury.

Ways of Seeing is available to pre-order now. Released on Friday, 25th May on vinyl, CD and download. In luxurious gold foil packaging designed by Julian House. The LP comes with free download code card.

 

Ways of Seeing
Pre-Orders open.

Pre-orders open today in the Ghost Box shop for the new Advisory Circle album, Ways of Seeing. Due for release on 25th May on LP, CD and DL.

Two members of Friendly Fires make guest appearances; Ed Macfarlane on vocals on No Way Back, and Edd Gibson co-production on Scuba.

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.

 

Radio Belbury 16: The Pattern Forms Mix

A guest mix for Radio Belbury by Jon Brooks and Ed Macfarlane of The Pattern Forms.

Peel Awaythe Ivy

Peel Away the Ivy by The Pattern Forms is out 21st October on LP,CD and Download.

Pre-order now.

The Pattern Forms Pre-Orders Open Today plus Rough Trade In-Store Gig & Exclusive Colour Vinyl

Pre-orders are open today in the Ghost Box shop for the new album, Peel Away the Ivy by The Pattern Forms.

To launch the album there’ll be a live in-store performance at Rough Trade East, London on 21st October by The Pattern Forms and a DJ set from Ghost Box sleeve designer, Julian House (also the man behind The Focus Group).

There’ll also be a limited edition of 300 translucent green vinyl LPs with alternate sleeve art exclusive to Rough Trade stores worldwide (including on line).

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It’ll be 6:00 to 8:00pm and PLEASE NOTE this is a ticketed event . Wristbands are only available from Rough Trade with CD, LP or Colour Vinyl LP pre-orders or purchases on the day.

See Rough Trade’s page, here for full details.

Peel Away the Ivy this October

The new album from The Pattern Forms, “Peel Away the Ivy” comes out on 21st October. There’ll be clips and some special news about this later this week, here and on our other channels.

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The Apple Tree LP by Hintermass, Out Today

The first album from Hintermass, The Apple Tree is available now in the Ghost Box shop. On download, CD or  LP. (LP comes with free DL card).

Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle, Pattern Forms etc.) and Tim Felton (Seeland), conjure up meditative pastoral poptones to make your garden grow.


Direct your local record shop to the distributor’s details here: ghostbox.co.uk/contact.htm
The vibe is mannered psych-folk embellished with simmering electronics, recalling Super Furry Animals at their most reflective on “Patterns Somewhere”. here and there, meanwhile they abandon the song: the gorgeous “Luftglider”, in particular, imagining Klaus Schulze transported to a rural English idyll.
UNCUT
May 2016
Someone’s needed to do an album like this for a long time. Electronic but also multi-instrumentally organic in the way that a hook-up between Popol Vuh or Ash Ra Tempel and acid-folk dons The Incredible String Band might be if both those acts were current; but then washed with a poised, contemporary sheen of interpretive, skilfully referenced analogue futurism.
Electronic Sound
April 2016

PRE-ORDER THE APPLE TREE BY HINTERMASS

The new album by Hintermass, The Apple Tree is due for release on 18th March and Pre-orders open today in the Ghost Box shop .

Its the first LP from Hintermass following their Study Series single for Ghost Box in 2011. The duo comprises Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle) and Tim Felton (of Seeland and formerly Broadcast) who come together with an elegantly crafted pastoral pop album. Brooks beautiful production complements Felton’s rich vocal perfectly. Catchy songs with electronic and folk sensibilities are balanced by expertly handled abstract sketches and instrumental pieces.

Both artists cite the kosmiche music of Ash-ra and Popul Vuh and their simultaneous re-discovery of the music of Nico as strong influences on the album. The songs also have clear roots in both traditional and psychedelic folk.

Emotionally engaging and nostalgically transportive, ‘The Apple Tree’s golden-hued scenes and sketches should set you up nicely for the returning spring… a bittersweet paean to the half-remembered high summer tryst under the fruit trees that you never had.

Electronic Sound
March 2016

Pre-order now and available 18th March on CD or heavyweight vinyl in beautifully illustrated and tactile packaging and also on all download and audio streaming services. The vinyl version comes with a free download card inside.