The Advisory Circle - As The Crow Flies

As The Crow Flies

The Advisory Circle

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 17 tracks £12.95 Out of stock.
CD Album 19 tracks £10.95
Download Album (mp3) 19 tracks £7.99
Download Album (flac) 19 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

The Advisory Circle - As The Crow Flies

This third album from The Advisory Circle is an exploration of the passage of time and the traditional wheel of the year. Achingly beautiful and melancholy melodic analogue electronics, the trademark Advisory Circle sound palette is broadened to include some traditional acoustic instrumentation. One of Julian House's strongest Ghost Box covers so far with beautiful sleeve notes courtesy of Professor Ronald Hutton, Head of History at Bristol University and author of the monumental work on the traditional British calendar, Stations of the Sun.

Reviews

On this exceptional album’s inner sleeve, a sixties bypass bisects a prehistoric earthwork, and the folklorist Ronald Hutton discusses seasonal rites. Within, a set of tuneful, tonal, slices of clean and cold electronica hums with post-war optimism, warped by echoes of the transcendentally bland music that underscored Seventies architects’ pitches for concrete car parks. The comforting irony cloud, that shadowed earlier Ghost Box label experiments in emotionally manipulative nostalgia, has evaporated. Without anything so prescriptive as lyrics, The Advisory Circle offers a disarmingly sincere, pellucidly beautiful, and hauntingly disorientating exploration of your civilisation’s problematic relationship with the landscapes of its past.
Stewart Lee, Sunday Times

Inspired by the sounds of 70s ‘polytechnic’ TV - Open University, Public Information Films, Play For Today - Jon Brooks’Advisory Circle tap into a collective nostalgia for a post-war paternalistic Britain. His 2008 album, Other Channels, was an eddying, whisper of ghostly broadcasts, the family telly as portal to otherworlds. Blending chiming folk acoustics with wistful analogue electronics, As The Crow Flies feels like a more personal work, both a soundtrack to dreamlike childhood summers and an imagined government guide to the cycles of the seasons, complete with linernotes by historian and folklorist Ronald Hutton. With the current government’s attempts to strip the country of its libraries, forests and broadcasting corporation, anything that reconnects us with richer ideas of nature and culture should be cherished. As such, imagining a departmental handbook on the primal power of the pagan year feels positively revolutionary.
Andrew Male, Mojo

All told, this is arguably The Advisory Circle’s most fully-realised set to date (accompanied by a typically eye-catching sleeve by Ghost Box’s in-house designer, Julian House), exhibiting a stronger sense of (dis)place(ment) than before and, as such, constitutes the perfect entry point for anyone looking for a way into Brooks’ enchanting, wistful realm.
Spencer Grady, BBC Music Website

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GBX015LP)
  1. The Advisory Circle - Logotone I – Decisions
  2. The Advisory Circle - Now Ends The Beginning
  3. The Advisory Circle - Here! In The Wychwoods
  4. The Advisory Circle - The Patchwork Explains
  5. The Advisory Circle - Everyday Hazards
  6. The Advisory Circle - Ceridwen
  7. The Advisory Circle - As The Crow Flies
  8. The Advisory Circle - Innocence Elsewhere
  9. The Advisory Circle - Logotone II - The New Traffic Signs
  10. The Advisory Circle - Modern Through Movement
  11. The Advisory Circle - Learning Owl Reappears
  12. The Advisory Circle - Further Starry Wisdom
  13. The Advisory Circle - We Cleanse This Space
  14. The Advisory Circle - Beyond The Wychelm
  15. The Advisory Circle - Logotone III - Eyes Inside You
  16. The Advisory Circle - Route Along 18 Corners
  17. The Advisory Circle - Wheel Of The Year
CD Album (GBX015CD)
  1. The Advisory Circle - Logotone I – Decisions
  2. The Advisory Circle - Now Ends The Beginning
  3. The Advisory Circle - Here! In The Wychwoods
  4. The Advisory Circle - The Patchwork Explains
  5. The Advisory Circle - Everyday Hazards
  6. The Advisory Circle - Ceridwen
  7. The Advisory Circle - As The Crow Flies
  8. The Advisory Circle - Innocence Elsewhere
  9. The Advisory Circle - Logotone II - The New Traffic Signs
  10. The Advisory Circle - Modern Through Movement
  11. The Advisory Circle - Learning Owl Reappears
  12. The Advisory Circle - Further Starry Wisdom
  13. The Advisory Circle - We Cleanse This Space
  14. The Advisory Circle - Beyond The Wychelm
  15. The Advisory Circle - Logotone III - Eyes Inside You
  16. The Advisory Circle - Route Along 18 Corners
  17. The Advisory Circle - Wheel Of The Year
  18. The Advisory Circle - Unforgotten Path
  19. The Advisory Circle - Lonely Signalman
Download Album (GBX015)
  1. The Advisory Circle - Logotone I – Decisions
  2. The Advisory Circle - Now Ends The Beginning
  3. The Advisory Circle - Here! In The Wychwoods
  4. The Advisory Circle - The Patchwork Explains
  5. The Advisory Circle - Everyday Hazards
  6. The Advisory Circle - Ceridwen
  7. The Advisory Circle - As The Crow Flies
  8. The Advisory Circle - Innocence Elsewhere
  9. The Advisory Circle - Logotone II - The New Traffic Signs
  10. The Advisory Circle - Modern Through Movement
  11. The Advisory Circle - Learning Owl Reappears
  12. The Advisory Circle - Further Starry Wisdom
  13. The Advisory Circle - We Cleanse This Space
  14. The Advisory Circle - Beyond The Wychelm
  15. The Advisory Circle - Logotone III - Eyes Inside You
  16. The Advisory Circle - Route Along 18 Corners
  17. The Advisory Circle - Wheel Of The Year
  18. The Advisory Circle - Unforgotten Path
  19. The Advisory Circle - Lonely Signalman

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Logotone I – Decisions 14s £0.99
2 Now Ends The Beginning 3m 28s £0.99
3 Here! In The Wychwoods 3m 9s £0.99
4 The Patchwork Explains 2m 53s £0.99
5 Everyday Hazards 2m 49s £0.99
6 Ceridwen 1m 16s £0.99
7 As The Crow Flies 4m 26s £0.99
8 Innocence Elsewhere 1m 31s £0.99
9 Logotone II - The New Traffic Signs 6s £0.99
10 Modern Through Movement 2m 38s £0.99
11 Learning Owl Reappears 3m 54s £0.99
12 Further Starry Wisdom 2m 34s £0.99
13 We Cleanse This Space 2m 37s £0.99
14 Beyond The Wychelm 4m 35s £0.99
15 Logotone III - Eyes Inside You 8s £0.99
16 Route Along 18 Corners 2m 51s £0.99
17 Wheel Of The Year 5m 2s £0.99
18 Unforgotten Path 2m 26s £0.99
19 Lonely Signalman 4m 33s £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (19 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Logotone I – Decisions 14s £0.99
2 Now Ends The Beginning 3m 28s £0.99
3 Here! In The Wychwoods 3m 9s £0.99
4 The Patchwork Explains 2m 53s £0.99
5 Everyday Hazards 2m 49s £0.99
6 Ceridwen 1m 16s £0.99
7 As The Crow Flies 4m 26s £0.99
8 Innocence Elsewhere 1m 31s £0.99
9 Logotone II - The New Traffic Signs 6s £0.99
10 Modern Through Movement 2m 38s £0.99
11 Learning Owl Reappears 3m 54s £0.99
12 Further Starry Wisdom 2m 34s £0.99
13 We Cleanse This Space 2m 37s £0.99
14 Beyond The Wychelm 4m 35s £0.99
15 Logotone III - Eyes Inside You 8s £0.99
16 Route Along 18 Corners 2m 51s £0.99
17 Wheel Of The Year 5m 2s £0.99
18 Unforgotten Path 2m 26s £0.99
19 Lonely Signalman 4m 33s £0.99
Entire FLAC Download Album (19 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section