Sleep Games

We are very proud to announce the forthcoming LP on Ghost Box.

Titled ‘Sleep Games’, it will be available as a 14 track LP, a 16 track CD, and a digital download version.

The entire package is going to look amazing, with design by Julian House (of course) and a very interesting missive discovered by Mark Fisher (k-punk). The audio has been beautifully mastered for stereo reproduction by Jon Brooks.

Eager beavers can listen to selected highlights over on the Ghost Box Soundcloud page. All being well, the release date is slated to be 19th October 2012. Put that in your diary/calendar/smartphone/wherever.

Track listing:

1. Sleep Games
2. The Black Mill Video Tape
3. Print Through
4. Deep End
5. Into the Maze
6. Experimental Road Surface
7. Yesterday’s Entertainment
8. The Mirror Ball Cracked
9. Palais Spectres
10. Remanence
11. A Door in the Dry Ice
12. A Non-Place
13. Underneath the Dancefloor
14. Nostalgia Pills
and on CD/download:
15. Chlorine
16. Nature Reclaims the Town

 

Two things..

Black Mill Tapes Volume 3…

…is now available for purchase at our bandcamp site for the sum of £5.99.

The Outer Church

Our Head Technician will be performing a live set at this esteemed organisation on the 17th February. Newly installed at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, the prospect of an interesting night is assured. Performances from Old Apparatus and slurtronic folkster (it says here) Kemper Norton mean this will be an amazing event.

Also featured are not one, but two documentaries about Warren Ellis (not an Australian musician) and Grant MorrisonCaptured Ghosts and Talking With Gods give an insight into the lives and careers of these visionary writers.

Advance booking is highly recommended. Tickets are available here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/152811 for £5.


All Pathways Open…

Right then, our Head Technician has sworn that he will have the next instalment of Black Mill Tapes ready for us by the end of January.

Volume 3:All Pathways Open comprises a further twelve tracks lovingly transferred from those now fabled 1/4″ and cassette tapes.

The Advisory Circle kindly lent a hand and retransferred ‘Electronic Rhythm Number Eighteen’ for which we are very grateful. Our Head Technician tells us this particular segment had been giving him a fair bit of trouble, so the help was appreciated.

Once again it will be available for purchase on our bandcamp page for the sum of £5.99.

Previews will be going up on the SoundCloud page in due course.

UPDATE: Release date now confirmed as 23rd January 2012.

An apology.

For those awaiting the next instalment of the Black Mill Tapes, we’re afraid you will have to wait a little longer…

We were assured by our Head Technician that he would have something for us by the 31st October, the anniversary of our first release. He clearly isn’t going to make that deadline, and has been reprimanded accordingly. He blames the workload that we place on him, but we know he’s been moonlighting, producing illicit remixes and even lining up releases on another label.

We have, however, managed to secure a piece that was destined for Volume 3. HT won’t reveal his reasoning for leaving this track off the (hopefully) forthcoming LP, but we think it’s rather good. Please find relevant material here.

Once again, as part of our continued quality control procedures, please make us aware of your thoughts on this, and all, matters.

Study Series 07 ‘Autumnal Activities’

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We are very honoured to be included on the latest Study Series single from Ghost Box.
Titled ‘Autumnal Activities’ and featuring a collaboration with The Advisory Circle, it is scheduled for release on November 18th.

Now that the nights are drawing in, it will make for the perfect fireside listening experience.

For further information, audio previews and kind words visit The Belbury Parish Magazine and the Cafe Kaput blog.

Thanks to JB, JJ and JH!

A good old-fashioned youth club disco!

Gulp! The Head Technician has only gone and agreed to play a live set for Belbury Youth Club at The Outer Church!

Please show your support by not pelting him with rotten fruit and soggy copies of TapeOp magazine…

A fascinating night is guaranteed with the presence of Moon Wiring Club, deejaying from the Ghost Box top-bods, and fine visual treats…

…and yet the sun still rises…

Here is the track-listing for our Weird Tales for Winter mix as broadcast by Resonance FM on 29/1/11. It’s now available to download here.

The House In The Woods – Serverton
Broadcast and the Focus Group – The Be Colony
Pye Corner Audio – Theme Number Four
The Future/The Human League – Last Man On Earth
Shogun Kunitoki – Daniel/Moon Wiring Club – Marmalade Sun
Pye Corner Audio – Electronic Rhythm Number Three
Jackal’s Doom Disco – Do You Hear Them?
Broadcast and the Focus Group – how do you get along sir?/ The Moontrekkers – Night of the Vampire
oOoOO – Burnout Eyess
Black To Comm – Traum GmbH
The Black Neon – Ode To Immer Wieder
Oneohtrix Point Never – Physical Memories
Espers – Dead Queen
Pye Corner Audio – Untitled Arpeggio
Grouper – Way Their Crept
The House In The Woods – Sunlight On Rusting Hulk

Our sincere thanks go to Jonny Mugwump for giving us the spot, and for curating such an amazing series of programs.

What does the New Year bring?

Just a little heads-up on what to expect in 2011. We promise to keep the Head Technician hard at work – he may be allowed out briefly for a little bit of Christmas tucker, but that will be all…

Work on the second volume of Black Mill Tapes is well underway. Entitled “Do You Synthesise?”, expect it to land in February/March.

He’s completed a mix for Exotic Pylon, which will be aired in January as part of the “Weird Tales for Winter” launch night. More details here…

That sneaky Head Technician has some super secret shenanigans going on right now, we hope he’ll be able to tell us more about that in the New Year…he’s being very tight lipped so far.

There’s also exciting news regarding related project “Jackal’s Doom Disco” (hint: vinyl EP coming early 2011) Of course, you’ll be the first to know the who, the when and the where.

…there may be a little seasonal remix out there somewhere as well!

This will be the last post for 2010, so have a Merry Xmas and a lovely New Year!

See you all in 2011!