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LISTEN: Jon Brooks - Pocket Fire
Alex Robert Ross , May 13th, 2015 13:34

Hear a track from the Oxfordshirian's subtly haunting new record

The ever-prolific Jon Brooks has only been gone a couple of months. This past December, as The Advisory Circle, he released From Out Here, a record intimately concerned with the past, displaying Brooks' interest "in taking the hidden forks in the road missed when the route was first traveled."

Brooks has now returned with Walberswick, an album under his own name, and it marks something of a departure both from his work as The Advisory Circle and as his "disco alter-ego" Georges Vert. The album's creation on a Buchla Electric Music Box still sees him taking that fork-in-the-road view of history, but here Brooks' ambient electronics create a soft buzz designed to haunt through melancholia rather than nuclear synesthesia. There's space to chill, but occasionally it gives you the chills.

The album will be released on More Than Human on May 19 with 300 vinyl copies available before the digital release comes out on June 2. In the meantime, have a listen to 'Pocket Fire', a cut from the record, above.

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