Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Modular Minitronics

Fresh from mastering the new Belbury Poly album , The Belbury Tales (more on this soon),  Jon Brooks gets to grips with his newly built modular synthesizer. In another self imposed creative exercise,  Jon has limited this work to simple overdubs using only the modular system with no multi-tracking or post-production. A remarkably lovely and fully realised piece of work it is too.

I think 03 is my favourite at the moment (I have to say though you could have tried harder on those titles Jon).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ghost Box Badge Pack A

Get this first in a series of packs of 25mm Ghost Box badges, only in the Ghost Box shop, now.

I did have a spare pack to give away but it seems to have gone missing since the verger came in to dust the other day.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Autumnal Activities and Way of The Morris

First of all a reminder that Study Series No. 7 "Autumnal Activities" by Pye Corner Audio (feat. The Advisory Circle) is released today. Its in the Ghost Box shop and many of the usual stockists now on 7" vinyl or download.

Secondly there's the exciting news that Jonny Trunk has set up a sister label to Trunk Records. Its called OST and it will be dedicated to contemporary scores and soundtracks. Jonny kindly sent the first release to the vicarage.

Its Adrian Corker's beautiful soundtrack to a new documentary film called Way of the Morris by Tim Plester. A delicate blend of electronics, traditional instruments and field recordings its not at all what you might expect. It also features performances from amongst others, the Adderbury Village Morris Men and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention. Highly recommended.

Friday, November 11, 2011

John Foxx and The Maths Belbury Poly Remix

Following on from Interplay earlier this year, John Foxx and The Maths have just released The Shape of Things. It has a slightly different feel to Interplay and features songs that are more melancholic and introspective. There's also a selection of beautiful analogue instrumental miniatures.

This special edition is so far available only in the official John Foxx store, and comes with a bonus CD of remixes, including one of the Interplay track, Summerland by Belbury Poly. Here's a clip...

Meanwhile work continues on the forthcoming collaboration between Belbury Poly, The Advisory circle and John Foxx. More news on this very exciting project early next year.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Study Series 07 Pre-orders Open

Study Series no. 7 by Pye Corner Audio (featuring The Advisory Circle) is available on pre-order at the Ghost Box shop right now. Release date 18th November.