Release Date: Jul 8, 2011
Record label: Ghost Box
Past recordings by the Advisory Circle sometimes felt like long-lost Cold War transmissions held in reserve in case the British government needed a reason to assure the general public that everything was okay. Jon Brooks, who has functioned under this moniker since the mini-album Mind How You Go in 2005, plugged into the fear and paranoia induced by such declarations. If you feel the need to assure people that everything is alright, they're going to wonder what caused you to tell them that in the first place.
Nostalgic acts of idyllic creation. Spencer Grady 2011 The recent closure of the Central Office of Information (COI), announced in June 2011, was mooted as an effective and essential means of governmental cost-cutting. But it also brought about the sad dismissal of a weird and mysterious authoritarian figure, affixed in the memory of a certain generation; an obsolete and creepy uncle with a firm and distinctly clammy grip.