Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A Bit of Kurt Rowland

A Bit of Kurt Rowland, what more do you need? Still missing a few of these.
But amazing what you pick up on your travels.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

BBC 6 Music Freak Zone 11th & 18th June

Stuart Maconie played left behind or lost & dropped from all hold hands and off we go
two Sundays in a row 11th and 18th June on Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
So a big massive nod and thank you to Mr Maconie.

Friday, 2 June 2017

All 5 albums for £15 a mighty digi discount

As from today you can now download and get all 5 Keith Seatman albums
for £15 from here
all hold hands and off we go
A Rest Before the Walk
Around the Folly and Down Hill
Boxes Windows & Secret Hidey Holes 
Consistently Mediocre and Daydreams
A Mighty bargain if ever there was.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Alan Sutcliffe EMS SYNTHI AKS IMPROV 1972 - 1973

A superb Limited edition (50 copies) 30 minute white cassette tape in soft plastic box with insert card featuring early computer graphics by Alan Sutcliffe. 
It was then that we were contracted by 20th Century Fox to provide computer graphics for Ridley Scott's ‘Alien’. Alan's key contribution was the terrain model for the landing site for the Nostromo space ship. We had a styrofoam model made and Alan digitised that for the 3D representation on the flight deck computer screens as the spaceship landed. A real complement to Alan's creation was a query we had from some intelligence agency in the US as to whether we'd had access to some of their on going work on terrain models because the screen representation was very similar to theirs (they said, but we heard no more)
George Mallen
Includes digital pre-order of EMS SYNTHI AKS IMPROV 1972 - 1973. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released. Available from Buried Treasure

For more info on Alan Sutcliffe go to here

From The Furthest Signals

Artifact Report #22/52a: From The Furthest Signals – Clips Online

From The Furthest Signals-clips landscape image-2
File Under: Encasments / Artifacts – Artifact #3a
From The Furthest Signals album clips are online for listening to.
Visit them at our Soundcloud Mark II Ether Victrola.
Pre-order 13th June 2017. Release date 27th June 2017.
From The Furthest Signals-album cover art-A Year In The CountryAudiological explorations by Circle/Temple, David Colohan, Sharron Kraus, A Year In The Country, Time Attendant, Depatterning, Field Lines Cartographer, Grey Frequency, Keith Seatman, Polypores, The Hare And The Moon, Pulselovers and Listening Center.
Further details on From The Furthest Signals can be found here.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Some nice things said about the new one

 Some rather nice things said about the new album: 
Surreal retro analogue visions slide in and out of haunted fever dreams in this woozy, uniquely psychedelic, Radiophonic-flavored concoction that's suffused with ambivalent subconscious.
Carl Griffin Electronic Sound Magazine 28 (April 2017) 

Unsettling pastoral electronica on this 5th CD album from Keith Seatman.
He’s joined on two tracks by vocalist Douglas Powell.
Jim Jupp (Ghost Box Records)

Odd In A Nightcap And Cup’ and ‘Please, Is It You’ very much recall Broadcast, ‘Tap Tap’ could be The Human League Mark One doing incidental music for Blake’s Seven and once again, Devon-based folky Douglas E Powell contributes some Syd-esque vocals on the haunting ‘Mr Metronome.
Jon Mojo Mills Shindig Issue 67 (May 2017)

The mixing and seamlessly combining and bringing together of atmospheres that you would not normally connect with one another is probably one of the defining aspects of the album; this is an unsettling, playful, warm, comforting, distant, familiar, experimental work with an intriguing pop edge.
A Year in the Country (April 2017)

Strange exotica, repeated samples and a sense of quiet adventure are found on Keith Seatman‘s all hold hands and off we go.
A Closer Listen (April 2017)

An album length sonic journey into the surreal, the strange and the sinister, a psychedelic pseance populated by waking dreams, nocturnal nightmares and supernatural forbearance, a melodic map of discovered Barrett-esque continents and hitherto beyond the eye magick lands. Trippy stuff.
The Sunday Experience (Jan 2017) 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Cold War Colossus

Air Vents
Telephone Exchange
P.A Systems valve amplifier
The BBC Broadcast...........all is well
Prime Ministers Bathroom

The Burlington Bunker was also known as Site 3, Stockwell, Subterfuge, Turnstile and Hawthorn Central Govenment War Headquarters. Burlington was built in 1956 and finished in 1961. The simple purpose of this place was to house The British Govenment in the event of a Nuclear War. The Bunker could accomodate up to 4,000 Government ministers, Military, Intelligence and Security bods, plus support staff. Definitely not for Joe Public. For us it was time to paint the windows white and lean the doors up against the wall (see Protect and Survive or The 1984 BBC Drama doc Threads).

Burlington was between 60 and 130 feet below ground and was 1km long and 200 metres across. To get round this underground labyrinth there was a fleet of electric buggies. At the time of impending Crisis/Nuclear Attack, 4,000 essential workers would assemble at a Check Point. This Check Point was Warminster and from there a fleet of army vehicles would have to transport the staff to the Burlington site. The problem was that it was believed the Soviets had targeted Burlington so even though it was blast proof, it could not have withstood a direct hit from an ICBM. So the bunker was pretty much obsolete not long after it was built.

The Burlington Bunker is now up for sale. With the size and the scale of the place the chance of it ever being open to the public is very slim which is a great shame. Sadly with the way things are, some of these underground giants might be used again.
© Crown Copyright: images reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

The Quiet Man

Many many years ago the In The City Fanzine produced a book called Ultravox Past Present and Future. Naturally being a fan of Ultravox/John Foxx I ordered a copy. I still have that copy and had a good old read of it recently. Apart from the usual (Band forms as Tiger Lilly, 1st album 2nd album, Steve Shears goes, Robin Simon replaces etc etc) it had the John Foxx short story The Quiet Man. So for your reading pleasure here is John Foxx's The Quiet Man.

Friday, 5 May 2017

all hold hands in the Ghost Box Guests shop

As from today a limited number of all hold hands an off we go will be available to purchase from the Ghost Box Records Guests shop. Digital and CD copies of all hold hands, and previous albums can also be purchased from Bandcamp.

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Restless Field (A Year in the Country)

Pre-order available now 10th April 2017. Release date 2nd May 2017. Audio clips available here at Soundcloud.
Available via our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether Victrola and at Norman Records.
Audiological contents created by Field Lines Cartographer, Vic Mars, Bare Bones, Assembled Minds, Grey Frequency, Endurance, Listening Center, Pulselovers, Sproatly Smith, Polypores, Depatterning, Time Attendant, A Year In The Country and David Colohan.

The Restless Field is a study of the land as a place of conflict and protest as well as beauty and escape; an exploration and acknowledgment of the history and possibility of protest, resistance and struggle in the landscape/rural areas, in contrast with sometimes more often referred to urban events.
It takes inspiration from flashpoints in history while also interweaving personal and societal myth, memory, the lost and hidden tales of the land.
References and starting points include: The British Miners Strike of 1984 and the Battle Of Orgreave. Gerrard Winstanley & the Diggers/True Levellers in the 17th century. The first battle of the English Civil War in 1642. The burying of The Rotherwas Ribbon. The Mass Tresspass of Kinder Scout in 1932. Graveney Marsh/the last battle fought on English soil. The Congested Districts Board/the 19th century land war in Ireland. The Battle Of The Beanfield in 1985.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Test Transmission Archive Reel 29

Starting off this time we have a bit of Nuts in May, followed by all sorts of audio goodness like Renaldo and the Loaf, Simon Heartfield, The Comit is Coming, Basil Kirchin, Carl Orff, Gong, Belbury Poly & Moonwiring Club, Shirley Collins, Tongues of Fire, Deep Purple, Dudley Morre Trio and plenty more. Have been working on ideas for Test Transmission Archive Reel 30 recently. To celebrate reaching 30 this will be a TV Themes and OST only Test Transmission. So until then (Summer) sit back and enjoy a bit of Keith and Candice Marie.