Re-press of Jim Jupp aka Belbury Poly’s debut album from 2005. The latest in the Ghost Box catalogue re-issue program, this being No.3.
On The Willows, Belbury Poly’s ghostly synths, altered voices and archival fragments conjure a world of lost children’s television programs and tall tales in haunted landscapes.
Belbury Poly is the music of Jim Jupp, somewhat radiophonic, sometimes naïve and playful, other times unsettling yet often oddly familiar. These might be soundtracks for shelved children’s TV programs to spooky have been aired.
Praise for Belbury Poly and The Willows:
“…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.” – The Guardian
“…music that’s both highly atmospheric and melodically rewarding.” – The Wire