Thursday, 20 November 2014

Bags, Badges, Prints and the Independent Label Market

On Saturday 29th November Clay Pipe Will be taking part in the Independent Label Market at Spitalfields, London. (Sharing a stall with WIAIWYA, Fika, and Gare De Nord). I will have four new Risograph prints, a new enamel badge and a record/tote bag for sale. (As well as a selection of Clay Pipe market-only rarities).  After the market on Monday 1st of December they will be available on line.

The prints are all Risograph prints and were printed at Ditto Press, unlike digital prints they are not direct copies of the original artwork, each colour is printed separately and overlapping inks of different transparencies are used to create extra, or modify existing colours - because the colour pallet is very limited Risograph prints have a distinct charm all of their own.

They are printed on Munken Pure 170mg paper, signed and numbered, 40 copies of each. They will cost £20 each.




Jon Brooks 52 Sleeve design.





Illustration from the Tyneham House booklet.



 


Illustration from the Tyneham House booklet.




Illustrations from The Hardy Tree booklet.




Enamel Badge



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Tote record bag - with flap and adjustable strap.

Friday, 14 November 2014

London Independent Label Market

On Saturday 29th of Nov, Clay Pipe will be taking part in the London Independent Label Market, at Spitalfield's Market. I'll be sharing my stall with WIAIWYA and Fika records. I'm hoping to dig deep and find some 'sold out' goodies to sell. I'm also hopping to have 4 new Risograph prints for sale. More info HERE



Thursday, 16 October 2014

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who bought a copy of Jon Brooks '52', unfortunately it is now all sold out. There will however been another edition, so if you missed it please put your name on the mailing list and I will let you know when they are available again. Please don't be temped to spend the crazy sums that some people have started asking on Discogs and Ebay, it WILL be available again at a reasonable price.

Jon has a new Advisory Circle record coming out on 5th December on Ghost Box called From Out Here

 The next release on Clay Pipe will be a vinyl LP by Sharron Kraus, called 'Friends and Enemies; Lovers and Strangers'. It is a series of eleven haunting folk songs based around  the ancient Welsh Mabinogion tales.






Monday, 6 October 2014

Jon Brooks "52" available to pre-order.


Jon Brooks '52' is available to pre-order .
LPs will be dispatched on or about the 13th of October.

SOLD OUT




500 hand numbered copies, on beautiful reverse mat board with a download code inside the sleeve.

Jon Brooks returns to Clay Pipe after 2012's sell out 'Shapwick'. '52' sees Jon taking a gentle side step away from his Advisory Circle work for Ghost Box, into more personal and reflective territory.
Inspired by his Grandmothers' house, synth-laden and atmospheric '52' contains 14 aural memories of the house and garden.

“... will you stop tearing up that newspaper? It’s making a mess down here”. I sat quietly and watched the pieces float from the mezzanine, through the railings, down to the floor
below. I was reminded of late autumn, when dried seed helicopters from the trees were
abundant - their free-flowing nature always a reminder of our life cycles. It was an early
meditation; something to help focus the restless mind.

Silence broke eventually. “They all come from Leafield. They head from there with the
purpose of making our lives difficult!”. I wasn’t entirely convinced, but I let it go. I thought of
their colonies, their families, the way they moved and went about their business - it was a
fascinating other world, where everyone looked out for each other. Always a lucky escape
for them, through the hum of a summer evening.

“Doctor of Philosophy. That’s what it means, it’s an abbreviation”. I wondered, as I pulled
another thick rubber band around the arm of the sofa. The structures I made seemed to
serve no purpose at all; they didn’t need to.

“... I’m resting up for the weekend”. I always noticed that. The pencil sharpener, the cuckoo
clock, everything in its’ place. The way the dust fell in the late afternoon sun. I wouldn’t
leave.

On the way back up the hill, we passed the three monkeys. “Do you think you’ll go to
college?”. “I think so”, I answered, not really knowing why I’d chosen that reply. The words
flutter-echoed through the stone and brick, in the heat of the day; all the way past Mr
Mulberry’s, Mrs Viner’s, Mrs Mouser’s.


SIDE 1
Morning Window
The Mezzanine
Fibre Optics
Pond i
Hothouse
All The Way From Leafield
December Trees

SIDE 2
The Back Room
Lichen
Walk In Store
Pond ii
Wax Lemons
Whispering Glass
End Of The Corridor










Friday, 3 October 2014

Pre-Order from Tuesday

Jon Brooks "52" will be available to pre-order from Tuesday morning,(7th Oct) with the release date being the 13th October. It'll cost £15 + P&P.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Jon Brooks '52'



Jon Brooks' new album '52' will be released on the 13th Oct 2014, with pre-orders available a couple of weeks before. Limited to 500 vinyl copies with download code.

The album was inspired by his Grandmothers' house where he lived as a child, and contains 14 aural memories of the house and garden.

“... will you stop tearing up that newspaper? It’s making a mess down here”. I sat quietly
and watched the pieces float from the mezzanine, through the railings, down to the floor
below. I was reminded of late autumn, when dried seed helicopters from the trees were
abundant - their free-flowing nature always a reminder of our life cycles. It was an early
meditation; something to help focus the restless mind.


Silence broke eventually. “They all come from Leafield. They head from there with the
purpose of making our lives difficult!”. I wasn’t entirely convinced, but I let it go. I thought of
their colonies, their families, the way they moved and went about their business - it was a
fascinating other world, where everyone looked out for each other. Always a lucky escape
for them, through the hum of a summer evening.


“Doctor of Philosophy. That’s what it means, it’s an abbreviation”. I wondered, as I pulled
another thick rubber band around the arm of the sofa. The structures I made seemed to
serve no purpose at all; they didn’t need to.


“... I’m resting up for the weekend”. I always noticed that. The pencil sharpener, the cuckoo
clock, everything in its’ place. The way the dust fell in the late afternoon sun. I wouldn’t
leave.


On the way back up the hill, we passed the three monkeys. “Do you think you’ll go to
college?”. “I think so”, I answered, not really knowing why I’d chosen that reply. The words
flutter-echoed through the stone and brick, in the heat of the day; all the way past Mr
Mulberry’s, Mrs Viner’s, Mrs Mouser’s.



SIDE 1
Morning Window
The Mezzanine
Fibre Optics
Pond i
Hothouse
All The Way From Leafield
December Trees

SIDE 2
The Back Room
Lichen
Walk In Store
Pond ii
Wax Lemons
Whispering Glass
End Of The Corridor



Friday, 4 July 2014

London Independent Label Market

I shall be selling some Clay Pipe wares at the Independent Label Market at Spitalfields London, on Saturday 12 July. I've been kindly asked to share the WIAIWYA stall, I should have some rarities and handmade download code cards of previous releases. The London Brewers market is taking place at the same time so it looks to be a good day out.