Full Circle: Double 10" Vinyl LPGBX042LP
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Label: Ghost Box
Release Date: 30th September
Like a mid-century brutalist's mixtape, like music from an old educational science video, the future of music on a piece in Tomorrow's World, 'it's called a "computer" and experts expect it may be able to make a full lasagne meal one day but at the moment it is focusing on reinventing pop music' and that computer would probably make music like The Advisory Circle. We love their romanticism in the human-made and the dreams of a utopian future made possible with technological advancements. A naive beauty.
Full Circle is the sixth album by long time Ghost Box roster member, The Advisory Circle. Self-avowed synaesthesiac, Cate Brooks conjures a very visual fantasy in four acts (the vinyl version across four sides of a luxurious gatefold double 10”). Her tracks evoke human dramas played out against the timeless backdrop of a utopian built environment, where leisure, luxury, elegance and romance are always in fashion.
Brooks' music is by turns ambient, dramatic, upbeat and melancholic. It's instrumental electronica of the very highest calibre, an expert and masterly manipulation of electronic equipment both old and new. Light touches of acoustic and electric instrumentation and flourishes of both tape and digital sound manipulation add colour throughout.
This long running solo project is saturated in 70s and 80s TV and library music influences, and in some ways Full Circle is a call back to the 2005 debut EP Mind How You Go. However, the music and production have evolved over the yers, into a distinctively rich and three dimensional soundworld. The album wears its influences and sonic components proudly, but feels contemporary, cool, and fresh. Brooks' music career predates and now transcends the world of hauntological electronica that it inspired.
1. Full Circle 2. Wait Hear Now 3. Time Immemorial 4. Autres Voix 5. Russian Doll 6. Blueprint 7. Recovery Process 8. Just a Dream 9. Fit for Purpose 10. Away Days 11. Inner Activity 12. Situation One 13. The Architecture 14. Sky Court 15. The Luxury Spectrum 16. Full Circle Logotone