The latest Ghost Box release, Mind How You Go by the Advisory Circle,
is worth £4.50 of anyone's money. The packaging alone justifies the
outlay. The standard elegance of the Ghost Box design is actually
heightened by being distilled and miniaturized on a dinky 3" CD. The
sounds are the by now familiar-strange Ghost Box signatures: slightly
angular analogue synths and a summer haze of voices (lifted from
public service films and children's records) benignly conspiring to
produce a convivial uneasy listening. The past as a shared dream.
'And the Cuckoo Comes', with its cut-glass intoning of a child's
rhyme, is my personal favourite; its faintly sinister refraining
reminiscent of the use of nursery lyrics in Sapphire and Steel.