Farmer’s Angle Re-issue
Farmer’s Angle by Belbury Poly is out now on 7″ vinyl EP, CD, Downloads and Streams.
A complete series of Ghost Box re-issues starts today with the very first release on Ghost Box records from January 2005. Originally on 3″ CD-R (now on regular sized CD !), it was also the debut for Belbury Poly, the alias of label co-founder Jim Jupp. Joyfully naïve yet oddly sinister electronica that very much set out Ghost Box’s stall with its strong roots in library music, TV soundtracks, folk and psychedelia.
Packaged in the original sleeve art by Julian House that was to establish the label’s strong visual identity. Drawing influences from library music albums and Penguin Books of the 60s and 70s with a classic British modernist aesthetic, House’s work for Ghost Box predated the eventually ubiquitous use of paperback book visuals in popular commercial graphic design.
Farmer’s Angle was included in an Electronic Sound magazine feature, A History of Electronic Music in 75 Records.
Here’s the original burn-on-demand 3″ CD-R that launched the label:
“…some of the most delightful electronica to arise in Britain since Aphex Twin, the Black Dog and Global Communication.”
The Sunday Times
“…electronica rarely comes as intriguing and atmospheric and laden with weirdly unshakable tunes.”
“…Jim Jupp’s past-haunted electronic eccentrics is a beautiful, eerie thing – a piped gateway to false memories of a time when the benevolent nation state commissioned young men to re-score English folk songs with government issue analogue synthesisers.”
“…a turning point for modern electronica: inventiveness pushing right up against the boundaries, made accessible through a door left ajar to memories.”
“…Belbury Poly summons a genuinely spectral presence.”
“A cunning mix of 1980s TV, addled Prog folk and science fiction, a very literary music.”
27th October 2022