Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Last year Jon Brooks of The Advisory Circle took a break from his native Ghost Box  to record an album called Shapwick for Clay Pipe Records. Clay Pipe is a marvellously inventive boutique label run by Frances Castle, who specialises in beautifully hand made limited edition CDs.

Shapwick sold out of its first run of 110 overnight, so if you missed out the first time round, now is your chance to get it again, not the handmade CD unfortunately but this time its on Vinyl (with a free download code inside) and its in the Ghost Box shop right now. Once again though its only a limited edition.

Shapwick was inspired by a night drive through the countryside of England's West Country and is in similar territory to the Advisory Circle's melodic and melancholy, rustic electronics but taking in more elements of acoustic instrumentation and found sound. A perfectly self contained mood piece and as elegantly produced as any Brooks project.

UPDATE: This sold out in a matter of days again ! Clay Pipe tell us there may be another edition at some point - we'll let you know. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


The long awaited fourth album from the Focus Group is due out on 10th May on Vinyl, CD and Download.