The Advisory Circle - Full Circle

Full Circle

The Advisory Circle

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10" Vinyl Album 16 tracks £18.95 Available 30 September 2022
CD Album 16 tracks £11.95 Available 30 September 2022

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The Advisory Circle - Full Circle



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 & 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. The album wears it’s 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 originally inspired.


Designed by Julian House, the vinyl LP version comes on double 10” packaged in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, with a free download card. The CD version is designed as a miniature replica of the gatefold vinyl.

Reviews

...Brooks has gone back to basics. The synths are starker, the tape hiss darker. ‘Time Immemorial' is clearly the theme to some long-lost BBC Two science show, Just A Dream feels perfect for a hard-hitting documentary about glue-sniffing. And the upbeat melodies of The Architecture' suggest the heart-breaking optimism of 1980s out-of-town retail parks.
It's an album of double-edged nostalgia for both her own fractured childhood memories and the label's inaugural experiments, and Brooks knack of investing melodic electronica with affectingly raw emotion remains unparalleled.

Electronic Sound

Brooks' productions are more refined, with a diamond-sharp clarity... Homely music for overactive, bittersweet imaginations.
UNCUT

Chock full of the synth harmonies that so deftly typify The Advisory Circle, it incorporates a musical vision and narrative that places the synaesthesiac Brooks above most of her contemporaries... this is a joyous and multisensory expolration of sound.
SHINDIG

Tracklisting

10" Vinyl Album (GBX042 LP)
    1. The Advisory Circle - Full Circle
    2. The Advisory Circle - Wait Hear Now
    3. The Advisory Circle - Time Immemorial
    4. The Advisory Circle - Autres Voix
    5. The Advisory Circle - Russian Doll
    6. The Advisory Circle - Blueprint
    7. The Advisory Circle - Recovery Process
    8. The Advisory Circle - Just a Dream
    1. The Advisory Circle - Fit for Purpose
    2. The Advisory Circle - Away Days
    3. The Advisory Circle - Inner Activity
    4. The Advisory Circle - Situation One
    5. The Advisory Circle - The Architecture
    6. The Advisory Circle - Sky Court
    7. The Advisory Circle - The Luxury Spectrum
    8. The Advisory Circle - Full Circle Logotone
    CD Album (GBX042 CD)
    1. The Advisory Circle - Full Circle
    2. The Advisory Circle - Wait Hear Now
    3. The Advisory Circle - Time Immemorial
    4. The Advisory Circle - Autres Voix
    5. The Advisory Circle - Russian Doll
    6. The Advisory Circle - Blueprint
    7. The Advisory Circle - Recovery Process
    8. The Advisory Circle - Just a Dream
    9. The Advisory Circle - Fit for Purpose
    10. The Advisory Circle - Away Days
    11. The Advisory Circle - Inner Activity
    12. The Advisory Circle - Situation One
    13. The Advisory Circle - The Architecture
    14. The Advisory Circle - Sky Court
    15. The Advisory Circle - The Luxury Spectrum
    16. The Advisory Circle - Full Circle Logotone