Tuesday, February 09, 2016

PSYCH PANTS


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

ASSEMBLED MINDS - CREAKING HAZE IN THE GHOST BOX GUEST SHOP


Available in the Ghost Box Guest Shop now. Creaking Haze by Assembled Minds (CD). Its the work of Matt Saunders, formerly one half of  Magnétophone (4AD). Its a brilliant distillation of lost nights out and the ghosts of dead raves. Like the sounds in your head the day after, when you're vainly attempting to sleep, but the rhythm won't stop.

This is the debut  on Saunders' own label, Patterned Air, which we understand has some exciting releases ahead.  So make sure you take then opportunity to grab AIR-001 while you can.



Getting plenty of air play on BBC6 from both Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft, it comes lovingly packaged with artwork inserts and a hand tied leather thong. 


Friday, January 22, 2016

PASTORAL NOIR - WOOD ST. GALLERIES PITTSBURGH

An exhibition opens today in  Wood St. Galleries, Pittsburgh, entitled Pastoral Noir. It features work from Ghost Box RecordsTessa Farmer, Jem Finer, Tony Heywood & Alison Condie, Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton and Semiconductor it examines both real and imagined British landscapes and folklore.

A space devoted to Julian House's work for Ghost Box will be screening a continuously rolling film retrospective as well as a smaller video installation, print work and a display of artefacts from Ghost Box's parallel world.


The exhibition runs January 22nd to April 3rd, more information here.
Here's how Wood St. describe the show...

Guest curated by Justin Hopper. Artists: Tessa Farmer, Jem Finer, Ghost Box Records, Tony Heywood & Alison Condie, Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton and Semiconductor
Through their visual, sonic and sculptural investigations into the English landscape, the artists in Pastoral Noir have discovered a dark and eerie place. Using science and language, memory and myth, these works immerse the viewer in uncanny landscapes both real and imagined.

Friday, January 08, 2016

HOWLROUND - TALES FROM THE BLACK TANGLE LP IN THE GHOST BOX GUEST SHOP


Over the holiday period we managed to secure the last few copies of the majestically beautiful new album from master tape manipulators, Howlround. . We have only 15 vinyl only copies of Tales From the Black Tangle in the shop and they're expected to fly out.



Following a busy summer that has seen them touring with Disintegration Loops legend William Basinski and securing commissions from a Portuguese funeral parlour, a cavernous former reservoir beneath Copenhagen, The Kensington Olympia and a profile on BBC 6 Music’s The Freakier Zone; tape loop wranglers Robin The Fog and Chris Weaver are delighted to announce the launch of their fourth LP as Howlround. As with previous albums and their increasingly spectacular live performances, this latest work was created entirely by manipulating acoustic recordings on a trio of vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with all additional effects and artificial reverb strictly forbidden. Distant trains, industrial sirens, foghorns, seawash, ship to shore distress signals, even a BBC microphone cradle in need of some oil all are folded into the duo’s darkest and most eerily compelling work yet.

Uncanny, mesmerising, difficult & sublime – The Quietus
Strange and wonderful glory – The Wire
The last piece of true Radiophonics? It’s QUATERMASSIVE! – Ghost Box
Aural Ectoplasm: ☆☆☆☆ – Record Collector Magazine

Friday, December 11, 2015

GHOST BOX ORIGINAL PETER RECORD BAGS

Ghost Box in association with Trunk Records have commissioned a super limited edition of beautifully handcrafted Original Peter record bags. Available now only in the Original Peter shop.


Only ten of these beautiful bags have been produced based on the classic Original Peter navy blue 12" bag. Hand made in the UK from double bonded waterproof canvas with high grade leather, brass and military webbing.

The front flap logo and text, designed by Julian House was intended to reproduce a moiré effect in embroidery. This required two embroidered patterns sewn in over each other, an unusual and surprisingly complex technique, but the overall effect is superb. 

The Ghost Box bags also come with a pair of bespoke record stiffeners in canvas plus a a copy of "In a Moment... Ghost Box" the new compilation LP marking ten years of Ghost Box records. 


Friday, December 04, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

PRE-ORDER OTHER VOICES 06 AND 07 NOW

Pre-orders for the new Other Voices singles by Cavern of Anti-Matter and ToiToiToi are open today in the Ghost Box Shop .




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

RADIO BELBURY 15



Featuring forthcoming tracks by Cavern of Anti-Matter, ToiToiToi and Hintermass. 

Friday, November 06, 2015

OTHER VOICES 6 AND 7

Available 4th December on heavyweight 7" vinyl or download. Preorders in the Ghost Box Shop from 20th November.




Wednesday, November 04, 2015

GHOST BOX FEATURE IN ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE

There's a special feature on Ghost Box records in Electronic Sound magazine this month. Jim Jupp and Julian House talk about the history and background of the label as it marks its tenth anniversary with the new compilation In a Moment... Ghost Box.

Monday, November 02, 2015

THE STONE TAPE


Nigel Kneale's classic directed for BBC Radio 4 by Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, Duke of Burgundy) with music & sound by Broadcast's James Cargill.

Friday, October 30, 2015

NEW GHOST BOX MERCHANDISE FOR AUTUMN

Heavyweight cotton Long Sleeve T Shirt. 
(light grey ink screen on grey fleck fabric).

Tough cotton tote bag.
 38cm x 43 cm (x 10cm gusset). 
Ideal for records,groceries or PE kit.

Friday, October 16, 2015

NEW LP FROM KEITH SEATMAN IN THE GUEST SHOP TODAY


Gorgeous wintry electronics. A Rest Before the Walk blends the radiophonic atmosphere of bygone TV horrors with an icy, digital folk sensibility.

The fourth self-released album from pscycho geographical electronics investigator Keith Seatman. This outing was inspired by walks  and sessions at the Devon studio of folk singer Douglas E. Powell, who provides vocals on two tracks here (Powell's new album Good Men Get Lost at Sea also comes highly recommended)

The album has been getting extensive airplay on BBC6 music. Its officially released next week but there's a batch  available in the Ghost Box Guest Shop right now. 


It’s far from easy listening, but it washes over you like a fever dream and captivates the senses.
Shindig

Friday, October 09, 2015

IN A MOMENT... GHOST BOX OUT TODAY

Marking 10 years of Ghost Box records the 31 track compilation In a Moment... is available now in the Ghost Box shop. On download, luxurious double CD or hefty double vinyl LP.


More info and downloadable poster here.




Direct your local record shop to the distributor's details here: ghostbox.co.uk/contact.htm


Wednesday, October 07, 2015

BY OURSELVES



The Parish Council very much enjoyed  a screening of Andrew Kötting's By Ourselves in the Belbury New Spirit Hall yesterday. A psycho-documentary-drama about the poet John Clare's 80 mile asylum escape from Essex to Northamptonshire in 1841.

Our parishioners should be persuaded by the involvement of the following remarkable people:
Iain Sinclair, Freddie Jones, Toby Jones, Alan Moore, Jem Finer, Macgillivray, Stewart Lee and a straw bear.

The film can be seen in selected cinemas and online here now.

Friday, September 25, 2015

GHOST BOX POSTERS AND FLYERS

It has been brought to our attention that some of the links to downloadable Ghost Box posters and flyers on this blog are no longer active on some older posts. It maybe worth pointing out that they are all still available to download, from this page buried deep within the labyrinth of the Ghost Box website.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BEAUTIFY JUNKYARDS IN THE GUEST SHOP

The Parish council unanimously recommend this second LP by Lisbon's Beautify Junkyards. The Beast Shouted Love is an incredible album that deserves to be a huge success and its available on vinyl in the Ghost Box Guest Shop right now.


A kind of pan-European folky electronic pop that somehow simultaneously conjures Broadcast, Nick Drake, Heron, Belbury Poly and Os Mutantes. A  beautifully crafted  instrumental palette of acoustic and electronic sound with delicate male and female vocals in both Portuguese and English.

Beautify Junkyards have enjoyed enormous critical acclaim (see below) and Ghost Box are very excited to be releasing a single by them next year as part of the Other Voices Series.



"positively spellbinding...beautiful and freaky."
SHINDIG MAGAZINE

"intriguing and lovely"
Mark Radcliffe BBC RADIO 2

“All at once breathless, beautiful and bewitching”
GOD IS IN THE TV (UK)

"ethereal magic... Beautify Junkyards have a consistency of sound and vision."
OCEAN SUNRISE BENDER (USA)

“it’s one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time"
STRANGE BREW (UK)

"...a bold and creative statement from a group with exceptional taste"
ACTIVE LISTENER (UK)

Beautify Junkyards are
João Branco Kyron (voice, synthesizers)
João Paulo Daniel (acoustic guitars, synthesizers)
Watts (percussions),
Sergue (omnichord, xylophone, bass)
João Moreira (acoustic guitar, electric organ)and Rita Vian (voice, electric organ)

Friday, September 18, 2015

IN A MOMENT... GHOST BOX AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW


To mark 10 years of Ghost Box records a new compilation In a Moment.... is available to pre-order in the shop now. Its released on 9th October on double CD or vinyl LP and download.


More info and downloadable poster here.



and finally some LP packshots care of DJ Food...




Wednesday, August 19, 2015

IN A MOMENT... GHOST BOX

http://www.ghostbox.co.uk/products/product_in_a_moment.htm

To mark the label’s tenth anniversary Ghost Box have compiled a double album of highlights from the back catalogue. Thirty one especially re-mastered tracks and extensive sleeve notes by music writer, Simon Reynolds.



Available on double digi-pack CD with booklet insert or on heavyweight vinyl double gatefold LP with free download code. Both physical formats are lavish packages designed by Julian House, and celebrate the fact that graphic design has always played a central part of the label’s ethos.
Full track list and audio clips here.

You can also download a high res version of this free A3 poster here.

http://www.filedropper.com/inamomentgba3

Available on 9th October 2015, (pre-orders in the Ghost Box shop from 19th September).

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

GHOST BOX AT GREENMAN

Ghost Box will be providing a little parallel world afternoon ambience in The Talking Shop tent at the Greenman Festival  next week in the Brecon Beacons.


Label owners House and Jupp  (aka Focus Group and Belbury Poly), will be playing a selection of library music, soundtracks, weird folk, ancient electronics, kooky psych  and even some Ghost Box tunes and sound effects. Accompanied this year by a selection of archival and in house film clips.

Timings are fluid at the moment but you can expect to catch them on Friday from 2:00 to 2:30pm and on Saturday at 2:30 to 3:00pm (ish).