Paul Weller In Another Room Not sure if we'll see any of this one, for now click the Notify me button, just in case! Ghost Box is very proud to present a new EP by Paul Weller. The eclecticism of his career goes without saying and in Ghost Box Weller finds the perfect home to explore his interest in experimental tape music and early electronics. The four tracks here though are more than just experiments. Tape manipulation, field recordings and instrumental passages are artfully arranged to create a gently uncanny and psychedelic atmosphere. During the final piece Rejoice the abstraction starts to resolve into a more conventional and joyful group sound. No sooner has the melody taken shape when it suddenly collapses, deepening the magic and mystery of the whole work. In part this is musique concre?te in the tradition of Pierre Schaeffer. The “sonic art” of Trevor Wishart being perhaps a closer parallel. Unlike the mid-century pioneers of avant garde music, Weller introduces subtle melodic elements and ghostly fragments of song. Pianos drift in from next-door rooms with an atmosphere not unlike the work of Virginia Astley. The resulting impression is melancholy and reflective with a dreamlike sense of loss. Ghost Box
Peter Broderick Piano Works Vol. 1 Comes with a download code. The first publication of piano pieces by Erased Tapes composer and musician Peter Broderick features 20 works and an exclusive album of recordings plus unique notes from the composer. In this, his first volume of sheet music, Peter Broderick collects 20 works for solo piano alongside exclusive new recordings. Taken from his piano-led records such as Docile, Float, How They Are, Partners and Grunewald, some are original solo works while others have been stripped back and arranged for solo piano for the first time. The collection also includes the composer’s performance and repertoire notes. “Ever since I started releasing records of piano music back in 2007, it seems that every few months I get an email from a stranger, asking me if I have sheet music for my piano songs. Sometimes people even write to me assuming that the sheet music already exists, asking in regards to a particular song, “Where can I find the sheet music?” My response to all these requests has been always been the same . . . “Unfortunately the music is only written in my head and in my fingers, but I do hope that maybe one day I’ll be able to write some of it out and publish a book of sheet music.” And finally, ten years later, that day is here! I am very proud to announce that Piano Works Vol. 1, my first book of piano sheet music, will be available in mid-June. Thanks to my dear friends at Erased Tapes and Music Sales for helping this come to fruition.” – Peter Broderick Erased Tapes CD
Regina Spektor Live On Soundstage With a collection of compositions, both old and new, singer-songwriter Regina Spektor played an intimate show to about 400 fans at WTTW's Grainger Studio, Chicago on the 29th July, 2016. The stunning visuals, intimate setting, and above all, Spektor’s soaring vocals and joyous, heartfelt performance will resonate strongly with audiences, making for a magical viewing experience. BMG
Flexipop! The Book FLEXIPOP! Was the most bizarre pop magazine that ever made its way onto a newsagent's shelves. Eventually we got found out and it was banned. But for three years from 1982-83 we had fun, fun, fun 'til our daddy took the T-Bird away. So open up this time capsule of love with its flexible red vinyl (Spandau Ballet - 'Gold (Live 1983) and Marc Almond - 'Sleaze') and check out the dark musicalal styles that flourished in the 1980's. Flexipop!
Lewis Bootle The Seed EP The second EP from the English singer-songwriter Lewis Bootle, recently hand-picked to support Frank Turner at the union chapel, he's definitely one to watch with his soft and catchy sounds. Drawing influence from the likes of Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson and Jamie T, Lewis has developed his own brand of acoustic storytelling. He talks about personal experiences with both seriousness and humour, twining lyrical wit with classic melodies and an unmistakable folk-infused charm. 1. Confused 2. Goldfish 3. Festival Band (feat. Gecko) 4. Price of It All 5. The Seed
Mumford & Sons Live In South Africa: Dust And Thunder We also have the Gentleman Of The Road deluxe edition available. Chronicling the first meeting of South Africa with its favourite British band, Mumford & Sons, award-winning director Dick Carruthers gets to the very heart of what makes Mumford & Sons such a special act. Filmed live against the beautiful Pretorian outback, the band performs their most recent material and classic hits in front of an exhilarated crowd. Filmed in stunning 4K and presented in DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and Dolby Atmos. Eagle Rock
Communions Blue The debut album from the Copenhagen band, Communions. Twang-tinged indie-rock with some synths in the background. For fans of Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Cure. ‘Blue’ makes the most of everywhere Communions have been. Through all of this the stakes have changed but the sensitivity and craft with which the band takes risks has bloomed. An eloquence now shines through and you can take it or leave it Discarding some of the moodiness found in their previous recordings, ‘Blue’ tells us what was always natural to Communions. It’s about love and taking chances. It’s about trying something and it still doesn’t matter if there’s apprehension. Fat Possum
Club Night Our weekly dose of indie-anthems and dancing every Thursday at Pryzm More often than not we have live bands playing from around 10pm and then the club night starts after their sets. Just to name a few, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Jamie T, Passenger, Justice, The Kooks, Slaves, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, Interpol, Jorja Smith and plenty more have performed at New Slang. You can expect to hear staples from artists such as The 1975, Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Chvrches, Frank Turner and many more of course. Pryzm is an 18+ venue. A valid Passport or Drivers License MUST BE SHOWN. New Slang is held at Pryzm, 154 Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QP