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The Advisory CircleWays Of Seeing

The Advisory Circle - Ways Of Seeing album cover
Label:Ghost Box – GBX031 CD
Format:
CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Abstract

Tracklist

1Ektachrom Logotone
Written-ByBrooks*
0:08
2Be Seeing You!
Written-ByBrooks*
5:06
3The April Interval
Written-ByBrooks*
4:02
4Flight Capture
Written-ByBrooks*
3:37
5Time Shapes The Lens
Written-ByBrooks*
2:16
6Skyways
Written-ByBrooks*
4:09
7A Mechanical Eye
Written-ByBrooks*
2:17
8Airborne Seeds
Written-ByBrooks*
2:57
9High Climber
Written-ByBrooks*
5:00
10Scuba
Electronics, UkuleleEdd Gibson*
Written-ByGibson*, Brooks*
5:21
11The Soft Dissolve
Written-ByBrooks*
3:17
12Tidewatch
Written-ByBrooks*
4:29
13No Way Back
VocalsEd Macfarlane*
Written-ByMacfarlane*, Brooks*
4:39
14New Wave, New Energy
Written-ByBrooks*
3:17
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Notes

Gold foil laminate 6-panel "Digipak style" packaging, with the CD housed in a central black plastic tray.

Recorded in the UK, 2016-18

(P) Ghost Box 2018
(C) Ghost Box 2018
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 056198 965169
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5056198965169
  • Matrix / Runout: E32710 DISC MANUFACTURING SERVICES IFPI LD02 IFPI 5J93
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5J93

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Ways Of Seeing (LP, Album)Ghost Box, Ghost Box, Ghost BoxGBX031 LP, GBX031, Ghost Box 31UK2018
New Submission
Ways Of Seeing (14×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Ghost BoxGBX031 DLUK2018
New Submission
Ways Of Seeing (14×File, WAV, Album)Ghost BoxGBX031 DL2018
New Submission
Ways Of Seeing (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Gold)Ghost BoxGBX031 LPCUK2020

Reviews

  • patina's avatar
    patina
    personal taste always seems so clear and right to one's self, doesn't it? i mean, my taste is better than almost everyone else's. that's what we ALL think. but i think we CAN agree when music sounds 'different' most of the time. 'mkruszek' commented below that this album is the weakest advisory circle album to date. then someone else replied in horror: "WEAKEST?" and so it goes. but the album 'ways of seeing' is different in my opinion to all the advisory circle albums that came before it. just listen to them in sequence. the experimental nature of each album decreases slightly with each release until, with 'ways of seeing,' there is little left. play 'other channels' back to back with 'ways of seeing.' in addition, there is a real 'song' with real singing on the new album. granted, it wasn't written by the advisory circle, but it WAS included on the album. it just has a different feel to it than the previous albums. so my guess is that if you like the odd, experimental advisory circle, you won't care much for the newest release. it's more 'standard', offbeat pop/electronica if you will. i don't care for it, even though i enjoy all the previous ones and think that the advisory circle releases are amongst my favorite on ghost box.
    now, ghost box itself is another example; man, have they changed! too bad. anyway, in my opinion: yes, the weakest to date.
    • CTR's avatar
      CTR
      I admit I'd still take any of the KOW releases over his Ghostbox output - including this.
      • kholkhoz's avatar
        kholkhoz
        Ghost Box label strikes again. This time, The Advisory Circle’s Jon Brooks transposes the reference points from 1979 to 1986. But the overall constellation guiding the ship remains unchanged; generic electronic music soundracks. Like late last year’s Outward Journeys from The Belbury Circle (of which Brooks is one half), Ways Of Seeing resurrects the timbres of mid-’80s digital FM synthesis. It’s a particular sound that also distinguished the soundtrack for Stranger Things season two from season one. Ways of Seeing offers a pleasing collection of instrumental tunes. It’s the sort of album whose DX7 nostalgia fluctuates between unease and easy listening.

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