Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pre-Order Study Series 5 and 6 now

The next in the Ghost Box Study Series singles will be released on download and 7" vinyl on the 8th April and can be pre-ordered now at the Ghost Box shop.  Listen to clips here.

Study Series 5, "The Open Songbook", is by Hintermass a new collaboration between Jon Brooks of The Advisory Circle and Tim Felton of Seeland on vocals and guitar. For the first time pop music comes to Ghost Box, in the form of rich, melancholy song underpinned with haunting analogue electronics.

Number 6 is "Le Train Fantôme" from Jonny Trunk, the head of re-issue label Trunk Records and natural ally of the world of Ghost Box. On this single Trunk plays with a wonderfully woolly palette of electronic sound reminiscent of grainy old stop motion animation soundtracks.

Jonny borrowed the title "Le Train Fantôme" and the cover image from the fabric designs in the beautifully realised world of the same name by Fanja Ralison, Julian House's partner. Visit Fanja's blog and shop here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Strange Attractor in The Belbury Village Shop

The Belbury Village shop re-opens today (if you need directions - its a little way down on the right hand column on this blog). We're very proud to be stocking the long awaited fourth number of Mark Pilkington's Strange Attractor Journal, with cover art by Ghost Box's Julian House.

From Haiti and Hong Kong to the fourth dimension and beyond: discover the secrets of madness in animals; voodoo soul and dub music; ancient peacock deities; Chinese poisoning cults; the history of spider silk weaving; heathen mugwort magic; sentient lightning; Jesuit conspiracy theories; junkie explorers; Dali’s Atlantis; the resurgence of Pan (in London’s Crouch End); anarchist pirates on Madagascar; an ancient Greek Rip Van Winkle; French anatomical waxworks; Arthur Machen’s forgotten tales and the full text of Alan Moore’s unfinished John Dee opera.

Featuring written and visual contributions from:

Richard Barnett, Mark Blacklock, John Cussans, Erik Davis, Paul Devereux, Roger Dobson, Joanna Ebenstein, Stephen Grasso, Gyrus, Ken Hollings, Mike Jay, Phil Legard, David Luke, Eleanor Morgan, Alan Moore, Steve Moore, Michael Neve, Andy Sharp, Robert Wallis, Sean Walsh.

Artwork by Joel Biroco, Julian House, Phil Legard, Eleanor Morgan, Arik Roper & Nathalie Tayton

320 page illustrated paperback - the first forty copies in the village shop will ship with a free postcard version of the Julian House cover art. Please remember to select your shipping destination before you click "Buy Now".

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Belbury Youth Club at The Outer Church, Brighton

Live sets from Moon Wiring Club and Pye Corner Audio, Ghost Box & Outer Church DJs a screening of Julian House's short film Winter Sun Wavelength, Public Information Films, lost television and other odd visuals.

Thursday 14th April7.30pm - 12.00midnight

Tickets £7
Box Office: 0845 293 8480
Resident Records: 01273 606 312