October 28, 2005

The past as a shared dream

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The latest Ghost Box release, Mind How You Go by the Advisory Circle, is worth 4.50 of anyone's money. The packaging alone justifies the outlay. The standard elegance of the Ghost Box design is actually heightened by being distilled and miniaturized on a dinky 3" CD. The sounds are the by now familiar-strange Ghost Box signatures: slightly angular analogue synths and a summer haze of voices (lifted from public service films and children's records) benignly conspiring to produce a convivial uneasy listening. The past as a shared dream. 'And the Cuckoo Comes', with its cut-glass intoning of a child's rhyme, is my personal favourite; its faintly sinister refraining reminiscent of the use of nursery lyrics in Sapphire and Steel.

Mind How You Go is available from the Ghost Box website, where you will also be able to find a couple of try-before-you-buy mp3s available for download.

Posted by mark at October 28, 2005 08:38 PM | TrackBack