Belbury Poly: New Ways Out LP
The eagerly awaitied fifth album from The Belbury Poly, the work of Ghost Box co-founder Jim Jupp. Jupp and his loose ensemble of session musicians create a unique kind of upbeat spookiness. They meld krautrock, glam, faux folk and ancient TV soundtracks across eleven joyous, slightly camp and oddly unsettling instrumentals. On one hand these are light, escapist mood pieces, but as ever with Ghost Box records there’s an eerie sense that these sounds are bleeding through from a strangely familiar otherworld moving in a very different time stream. The lavishLP packaging is designed by Julian House (Ghost Box’s other owner) with additional artwork by Jim Jupp. The 180gm LP includes a free download card.