Concrete Jingles by The Twelve Hour Foundation

Concrete Jingles by The Twelve Hour Foundation

You may remember The Lighter Side of Concrete by The Twelve Hour Foundation, a masterly homage to the Radiophonic Workshop’s John Baker and a popular Ghost Box Guest album. They have a new download album of jingles and library-esque pieces in the BBC tradition. It’s called Concrete Jingles and it’s in aid of a very good cause, as Jez Butler of the band explains…

“This mini-album / EP was planned following the news that our friend Robert Baldock had suffered a stroke. Robert (aka DJ Bongoboy) will be familiar to many as one of the two voices behind The Project Moonbase podcast, and has offered much support and encouragement to The Twelve Hour Foundation over the past four years: broadcasting our music, promoting us via social media, and, on one occasion, driving to a gig in Scotland to lend us a synth when our Moog’s power supply died. 

All proceeds from this album will be donated to The Charles Bell Pavilion (brain and neurological rehabilitation) the unit within the Astley Ainslie Hospital where Robert is currently undergoing various therapies. 

We wish him a speedy recovery!”

…as do all at Ghost Box

 

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THE LIGHTER SIDE OF CONCRETE AND CLASSROOM PROJECTS

The Parish Council would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Jez Butler (of Death by Chocolate) for his new album The Lighter Side of Concrete. Its a highly enjoyable and brilliantly executed homage to the work of the BBC Radiophonic workshop’s John Baker. Its out on CD on Disques Boum on 15th October and can be pre-ordered here and now. You can stream preview clips right here…

Also gratefully received from Trunk Records, Classroom Projects is a magical compilation of 60’s and 70’s school records. These gems  are much beloved by some of the longest serving Ghost Box artists and are in evidence here and there in their back catalogue. Fans of the Toys and Techniques blog will love this strangely beguiling selection ranging from the light and folksy to the darkest avant garde. Naturally enough Ghost Box are all over this one, its remastered by Jon “Advisory Circle” Brooks and cover art is by Julian “Focus Group” House. Available now with preview clips in the Trunk Shop, CD and DL only (the LPs are sadly all gone by now).