Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Words by Gareth Thompson American author Justin Hopper once attended a May morning ceremony at Chanctonbury Ring on the Sussex Downs. In his mystic travelogue The Old Weird Albion he wrote, “It was raining, chilly… almost no one was watching. By earthly standards, not a great gig.” Hopper, though, knew this wasn’t the point. The … Continue reading Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

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Live review: Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus at Cafe Oto

Ghostbox Records present: Beautify Junkyards, Sharron Kraus & The Focus Group (DJ) at Cafe Oto (London) 26th October 2018 Live photographs by Alice Peillon Words by Gareth Thompson In her essay, Tactile Sensibility, the renowned weaver Anni Albers stated: ‘All progress, so it seems, is coupled to regression elsewhere.’ Writing back in 1961, Albers feared we were becoming insensitive and should … Continue reading Live review: Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus at Cafe Oto

Album review: Sharron Kraus – Joy’s Reflection Is Sorrow

  Words by Grey Malkin Sharron Kraus should be a name that is familiar to all lovers of psych and modern acid folk. For the last 16 or so years she has tirelessly been releasing classic and timeless wyrd folk both under her own name and with contemporaries and friends such as fellow United Bible … Continue reading Album review: Sharron Kraus – Joy’s Reflection Is Sorrow