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Midsummer Night’s Photos

The Midsummer Happening was a huge success, thanks to all at state51 who put in so much work and gave up so much time to make it all happen. Thanks also to Dotan and Harry our excellent sound crew. And thanks to Lois Gray for photography:

Sharon Kraus & Justin Hopper

Chanctonbury Rings

Dan the Mangle and the first one off the press

Wisbey & Trunk’s Soundtrack Wheel of Fortune

Wisbey

Julian House controls all

Soundcarriers and Friends

Paul “Pish” Isherwood, Barrie Cadogan, Luke Foster

Robin “the Fog” Warren and Steve Beresford, The Kirchin Tape Lab

Joao Branco Kyron provides some lush sounds for Pan’s Garden

Pye Corner Audio

The TV Chamber

Woodland sign post

 

A Midsummer Night’s Update

Preparations are in full swing for The Midsummer Night’s Happening and state51 are working flat out on set dressing and installation. There’s a few exciting additions to the line up too…

Steve Beresford will now be performing on upright piano with the Kirchin Tape Lab. Jonny Trunk and Robin the Fog will be playing out reels created by Basil Kirchin for improvisational performances just like this.

João Branco Kyron of Beautify Junkyards will be coming over from Lisbon to give us one or two Tropicalia flavoured DJ sets in Pan’s Garden.

Barrie Cadogan of Little Barrie (and pretty much everyone else) will be joining Soundcarriers to provide some extra guitar and voice to their improvised set accompanying Julian House’s psychedelic film.

And Jonny Trunk and Wisbey are promising some kind of Wheel-of-Fortune device.

A Midsummer Night’s Happening

SOLD OUT

A solstice celebration hosted by state51, Ghost Box and Trunk Records. Both record labels have invited a variety of artists and friends to perform at this very special party. There’ll be live music, artwork, film and merchandise spread across three specially designed and themed interiors: Pan’s Garden, The Youth Club and The TV Chamber.

The Midsummer Night’s Happening is a private party open to a limited number of invited guests and friends. To receive your exclusive invitation, pre-order the limited edition print of Julian House’s event poster from either the Ghost Box or the Trunk Records shops.

The evening will start in with a live performance of Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus’s  Chanctonbury Rings, accompanied by visuals by photographer Wendy Pye. The evening also marks the release of the album.

Then Wisbey will take the stage, he of Dirty Fanmail fame and, who could forget, The Ladies Bras. He’ll be asking the audience to request their favourite soundtracks, which he’ll perform on the home organ in his own inimitable style.

Another Trunk Records performance follows next, The Kirchin Tape Lab with Jonny Trunk and his OST co-host (and member of radiophonics outfit Howlround), Robin “The Fog” Warren. They’ll be playing out live tape reels from the as yet, unheard archives of Basil Kirchin.

Next is a very rare chance to see the Soundcarriers. They’ll be in instrumental mode to perform a live soundtrack to a film by Ghost Box co-manager and graphic designer Julian House.

Pye Corner Audio will headline the evening with a live set of Martin Jenkin’s unique haunted dance music and submerged sci-fi epics.

There’ll also be…

An exhibition of Frances Castle’s Clay Pipe Music artwork,
DJ sets from Ghost Box, Trunk & Clay Pipe Music throughout the evening and later,
Join The Mangle to screenprint your own Julian House designed Midsummer Night’s Happening T Shirt.
A state51 shop with merchandise and records from all those taking part.

All this and fresh cooked food!

It’s All Happening at The state51 Factory, 8-10 Rhoda St., London, 21st June 2019, 6:30 until late.

Prints and invitations will be sent before the event.

One invitation admits one person, please bring it with you on the night.

For more info and updates follow: facebook.com/thestate51conspiracy

 

ENTROPICALIA LP BACK IN STOCK

The Soundcarriers, Entropiclaia LP has been repressed and is back in stock in the Ghost Box shop.

https://ghostbox.greedbag.com/buy/entropicalia/

Heavy weight vinyl, luxurious Julian House designed packaging and free download code.
Full album info and clips here.

 

SOUNDCARRIERS INTERVIEW IN SHINDIG

http://www.shindig-magazine.com/
 
There’s a feature on The Soundcarriers and review of Entropicalia in the new edition of Shindig magazine (no.39.)
 

 
 
 
 

 

ENTROPICALIA AVAILABLE NOW

Available on LP, CD and download now, in the Ghost Box shop, your usual online retailers and finer record shops around the world. The LP version is on heavyweight 180g vinyl and comes with a free download code. The CD includes a bonus track and comes packed in a beautifully designed and textured 8 panel digi pack. Artwork by Julian House and sleeve notes by Ben Graves of Toys and Techniques.

PRE-ORDER THE NEW SOUNDCARRIERS LP

https://www.ghostbox.co.uk/products/product_entropicalia.htm
You can pre-order Entropicalia at the Ghost Box shop right now on CD, LP or download
And to mark the launch of the album here are two free, printable, hi-res, A4, Julian House posters. 

THE SOUNDCARRIERS – ENTROPICALIA

Entropicalia is the new album from The Soundcarriers, a band new to the world of Ghost Box records. Its due out on 20th May and to launch its release here’s a video by Julian House for the track Boling Point.


 
The Soundcarriers switched on sounds are filmic, fantastic and authentically psychedelic. The rock solid rhythm and bass of songwriters, Adam Cann and Paul Isherwood provide a jazz inflected, motorik groove for Dorian Conway’s guitar and the whirling keys and sunshine voice of Leonore Wheatley.

Jesse Chandler of Midlake guests on Hammond and flute on two tracks. Also guesting, is movie actor Elijah Wood to talk the listener through a mathematically guided trip on the extended wig-out This is Normal.
 

 
Sumptuous packaging for both CD and Vinyl is designed by Julian House with liner notes by Ben Graves (of  Toys and Techniques).
 
Released 20th May on LP, CD and Download. Pre-order here from Friday 25th April.