Howlround ‎– The Ghosts Of Bush

The Fog Signals ‎– THEFOGSIG002
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Numbered


A1 Cantonese Subs / Fog At 5am
A2 The Resonating Stairwell
A3 Cold Space And Peeling Oxide
B1 London Ta Ke Kira
B2 Shortwave Fishtank
B3 The Haunted Handle / Stairwell Reprise

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Bush House, the iconic home for over seven decades to the BBC World Service, closed its doors for the final time in July 2012. This album was produced entirely at night, using only the natural acoustic sounds of empty studios, corridors, stairwells and other hidden corners, which were then mixed and edited in the building's rapidly disintegrating basement studio using two of the surviving reel-to-reel tape machines. No artificial or electronic effects have been added. These are simply the sounds of the space. The sounds the building makes when it thinks no one is listening.

When talking of historic structures, the old clichéd approach is to wonder what one might hear if the 'walls could speak'. I like to think that with 'The Ghosts Of Bush' we come closer to hearing them sing: One last song about the passage of time and the impermanence of all things, with the ghosts of the machines joining in. The last hurrah of a bygone era, of obsolete equipment and of a studio that has since fallen silent forever.

File under 'Radiophonic' if I may be so bold...

Limited pressing of 200 numbered copies.

Produced and edited on site in Studio S6, January-June 2012.

© The Fog Signals 2012.

In memory of Chris Millward.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): THEFOG'S 002A MPO
  • Matrix / Runout: THEFOG'S 002B CURVED MPO

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September 9, 2016
Not that I am much an edition freak, but is there anyone who can tell what colour the vinyl from the limited first edition is? I got a numbered transparent green one, so it is most likely the limited second edition, unless the first was transparent green as well.


February 24, 2013
Thought some of you might be interested to know that a very, very rare test pressing of this is currently being auctioned off with all proceeds going to help keep Resonance FM on air. Bidding closes on 27 Feb, 2013 15:46:24 GMT. Really great cause too! Find it here -


October 16, 2012
I have had my copy sat around waiting until i was able to buy a new cartridge for my turntable- came to open/play it today and i was surprised by the lack of inner sleeve. Even though my copy was well packaged (thanks to Boomkat for an excellent service) the record itself has numerous scuff marks where its moved around the outer sleeve. Plays fine fortunately but its not aesthetically pleasing :( Ami just unlucky or did they all come without inner sleevs?

As for the sounds- it's a wonderful album and will no doubt be on my daily playlist for some time to come


October 15, 2012

I like teh wooshing noise.