The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards comes out 9th March on LP, CD and DL.
A digital single, Aquarius, taken from the album is available now in the Ghost Box shop & on all download and streaming services.
Lisbon’s Beautify Junkyards effortlessly blend their love of English Acid Folk and Brazilian Tropicalia in a collection of songs that conjure up a warm and verdant faerie world. Delicate acoustic guitars evoke an autumnal England suffused with Iberian heat by other-worldly voices; the ethereal lilt of João Branco Kyron and the warm languor of Rita Vian. The production is tempered with a haunted electronic palette that anchors the band squarely in the world of Ghost Box. Their sound is further enhanced by newest member Helena Espvall ( formerly of Espers) on guitar and cello. With João Moreira on acoustic guitar and synth, Sergue Ra on bass and Antonio Watts on drums they are altogether an astonishingly talented group of people.
The Invisible World… will be the band’s third album and their first for Ghost Box, following on from their Other Voices single in 2016 (available in the Ghost Box shop). With artwork throughout by Julian House, the heavyweight vinyl LP version comes with free download code card. Pre-orders open 16th February.
(The Aquarius promo video was directed by João Pedro Moreira, see the rest of Beautify Junkyards fantastic video channelhere.)
Coming to Ghost Box in March 2018, The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards.
A beautifully out-of-time and otherworldly album.
Video and soundclips here in January.
Then in May we have a fantastic new album from The Advisory Circle.
We’ll also have Sharron Kraus guesting in our Other Voices series, along with vinyl and CD re-issues from our back-catalogue and more exciting new work from familiar Ghost Box artitsts.
Our thanks go to all those who have supported Ghost Box this year, we’d like to wish you a peaceful holiday and a happy new year.
The now annual event of a brilliantly baffling Moon Wiring Club release. In the Ghost Box Guest Shop now.
Double CD with artwork by Ian Hodgson.
Here’s what they have to say at Gecophonic Records: TANTALISING MEWS could well be the definitive MWC Compact Disc experience ~ 2xCDs packed with 44 tracks derived from one of those streets or lanes that you pass every day but never go down. The architecture doesn’t quite fit in, the trees are different to all the neighbouring ones and it looks a bit too swanky for the postcode.
Disc A 22 tracks of prime MWC tunes that display both rhythmic inventiveness and an ample eerie-ear for uncanny melody. Numerous dancefloor-friendly styles of music are co-opted to coax up a bewilderingly playful mix of synthwave-sinister eerie-step wyrd-funk favourites with ruminative interludes. There’s even a warehouse banger lurking in the shadows and the exact propulsive sound of a ghost processing fog.
Disc B Contains 22 tracks of drifty-dream environment and mildly mildewed melody, a sweet-smelling feathering fog of wistfully romantic and unsettling moods, prescribed as a unsettling sleeping draught taken underneath a much-loved lavender blanket. Long-form beat-free compositions conjured up from an alternative 1980s perfume ad nestle charmingly next to a gaslight spirit-web of sly disassociation and mnemonic trickery. Ghostly apparitions wave from far-away lilac window-frames, and the fancy figure forming out of midnight-mist in the apple orchard looks really weirdly familiar.
“…some of Moon Wiring Club’s best work yet. ”
Simon Reynolds, Blissblog
Some copies of the recent LP re-issue of Sleep Games have been packed with what looks like a DL card for Owl’s Map. The code is good for Sleep Games however. (It’s just the wrong artwork & URL !) So please redeem your code here instead :
In the Ghost Box Shop now, a heavy duty (8oz) canvas tote, with Ghost Box Records logo screen-printed in orange to both sides. It has very durable seams and is 37cm wide x 41cm high with a depth of up to 10cm.
In the Ghost Box Guest Shop now, The Myth of Violet Meek, the new album by Oliver Cherer, on the lovely Wayside and Woodland label on beautiful bone toned vinyl. Cherer is also known as Dollboy and under his Gilroy Mere alias recently released the brilliant Green Line LP on Clay Pipe Records.
If you go down to the Forest (of Dean) don’t dare to ask Who Killed The Bears?
Part fabrication, part reminiscence Violet Meek is the girl in the woods. It’s possible that she was killed by a bear. It’s certain that she was damned by her reputation and with this Cherer draws on, at times, awkward memories of his own youth living inside The Forest of Dean “rumours and fumbling, burgeoning sexuality in the woods between the rivers Wye and Severn”
“There is a true story, about the hounding of some travelling entertainers and their dancing bears and how the bears were killed by a mob in revenge for an invented attack on a local girl in the woods between Cinderford and Ruardean. This is at the heart of the whole record.” writes Cherer.
“…it’s the mysterious, melancholy atmosphere which haunts this record that lingers after the music’s stopped. Having also released the equally excellent Gilroy Mere album The Green Line this year, The Myth Of Violet Meek is yet further evidence of Cherer’s considerable songwriting talent.” Shindig