Boomkat Product Review:
The Advisory Circle return with a new album and a much darker sound with 'From Out Here', the enchanted follow-up to the pastoral ambience of 'As The Crow Flies'. Masquerading under this guise, Jon Brooks reveals what is quite possibly his strongest work to date; an 18 track suite drifting from brassy cosmic warning signals to ancient-futurist miniatures reminding of the fragile motifs in Actress' 'R.I.P.' album. The common theme is undoubtedly Brooks' exquisite sound design, uniting a series of individual themes that add up to what Ghost Box describe as "a Wyndham-esque science fiction story, where bucolic English scenery is being manipulated and maybe even artificially generated by bizarre multi-dimensional computer technology". It's all super hi-Q nostalgia for a pioneering age, capturing the spirit of intrigue and curiosity in a range of shape-shifting forms, from radiophonic vignettes sounding like Conet Project transmissions thru the joyfully self-explanatory 'Experiment!', the stoic development of 'Discipline Before Data' or the eldritch synaesthetics of 'Sine Seeing'. It's a deeply rewarding listen, begging to be curled up with on short winter days on long nights.