ToiToiToi – Im HagOut Now

Im Hag by ToiToiToi is out today on LP, CD or download. As always the beautiful CD and LP packaging is designed by Julian House. (The 180gm vinyl LP includes a free download card.)

Im Hag is the debut Ghost Box album for Berlin based Sebastian Counts’ ToiToiToi, following on from his single for our Other Voices series in 2015. It’s very detailed and lovingly produced music, crafted from electronic, synth, sampled and acoustic sources. Its a wunderkammer of an album crammed with original ideas. All at once managing to be witty, spooky, melodic and abstract.

The music and design explores the polarities of folklore vs modernity, and wilderness vs civilization. It’s an album about German culture but it pre-empts a nostalgia for the vanishing concept of internationalism, once exemplified by town twinning. It’s also a warm-hearted record, hopefully a tiny  morale booster against Europe’s resurgent spectres.

 

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STASIS RE-PRESS

Pye Corner Audio’s Stasis was a runaway success and the vinyl version sold out on the day of release. We are re-pressing this but vinyl lead times mean that it won’t be available until November. It’ll be a small run available exclusively from the Ghost Box shop. It’ll be sold first come first serve with no pre-orders so watch here, sign up for our newsletter or follow our Facebook page for news on this.
  
Until then we’d urge you not to pay the artificially inflated second hand prices. The CD is still available here and in better record stores worldwide. 

PEEL AWAY THE IVY by THE PATTERN FORMS OUT 21st OCTOBER

The debut album from The Pattern Forms, collaborative project between Ed Macfarlane and Edd Gibson of Friendly Fires and Jon Brooks of The Advisory Circle, is due out 21st October 
 

Following on from the Other Voices 03 single in 2015, this is an album that perfectly melds blissful pop with more exploratory electronics, its roots lying in the artists’ shared love of soundtracks and electronic library music of the 70s and 80s. It should appeal to fans of both bands.

On DL, CD, and heavyweight LP, with luxurious packaging designed by Julian House. There’ll also be a special coloured vinyl version exclusive to Rough Trade Records. Pre-orders will open early October.

Edd Gibson and Ed Macfarlane (Jon Brooks is Elsewhere)

 

More news on this here and on our other channels soon.

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THE PATTERN FORMS PR-ORDERS OPEN TODAY PLUS ROUGH TRADE IN STORE GIG & EXCLUSIVE COLOUR VINYL

Pre-orders are open today in the Ghost Box shop for the new album Peel Away the Ivy by The Pattern Forms.

To launch the release of , there’ll be a live in-store performance at Rough Trade East, London on 21st October by The Pattern Forms and a DJ set from Ghost Box sleeve designer, Julian House (also the man behind The Focus Group).

There’ll also be a limited edition of 300 translucent green vinyl LPs with alternate sleeve art exclusive to Rough Trade stores worldwide (including on line).

It’ll be 6:00 to 8:00pm and PLEASE NOTE this is a ticketed event . Wristbands are only available from Rough Trade with CD, LP or Colour Vinyl LP pre-orders or purchases on the day.

See here for full details:
https://www.roughtrade.com/events/the-pattern-forms

 

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.