Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - Chanctonbury Rings

Chanctonbury Rings

Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly

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CD Album 16 tracks £11.95 Available 21 June 2019
12" Vinyl Album 16 tracks £15.95 Available 21 June 2019

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Description

Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - Chanctonbury Rings

A spoken word and music project by writer Justin Hopper and folk musician Sharron Kraus. It also features Ghost Box’s own Belbury Poly. Based on live performances of Hopper’s 2017 book The Old Weird Albion , it’s a poetical, autobiographical and psychogeographical account of his experiences at Chanctonbury Ring on the West Sussex Downs.



The album is a blend of folk, electronic music, poetry, prose and environmental sound. Kraus’s electro-acoustic soundscapes and songs interweave with Hopper’s rich, intimate narration. With Belbury Poly contributing music and production throughout and bookending the work with a memorable theme tune.



Sleeve design by Julian House and liner notes by Justin Hopper. The LP comes with a free Download code. As well as individual album tracks the digital versions include two continuous “album side” versions as the piece was intended to be heard.

Reviews

"So much of what we love about Ghost Box is encapsulated here, on this supremely evocative piece of psychogeographic storytelling."

Electronic Sound

Tracklisting

CD Album (GBX033 CD)
  1. Belbury Poly - Chanctonbury Rings (Intro)
  2. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Dawn
  3. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - The Thinnest Place
  4. Justin Hopper and Belbury Poly - Changebury
  5. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Slow Air
  6. Justin Hopper and Belbury Poly - On the Downs
  7. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - Bonny Breast Knot
  8. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Layers
  9. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - Breath
  10. Sharron Kraus - Wanderer
  11. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - Winnie's Song
  12. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - The Devil & St. Dunstan
  13. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Out of Body
  14. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Outside the Ring
  15. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Hal-an-Tow
  16. Belbury Poly - Chanctonbury Rings (End Title)
12" Vinyl Album (GBX033 LP)
  1. Belbury Poly - Chanctonbury Rings (Intro)
  2. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Dawn
  3. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - The Thinnest Place
  4. Justin Hopper and Belbury Poly - Changebury
  5. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Slow Air
  6. Justin Hopper and Belbury Poly - On the Downs
  7. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - Bonny Breast Knot
  8. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Layers
  9. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - Breath
  10. Sharron Kraus - Wanderer
  11. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - Winnie's Song
  12. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly - The Devil & St. Dunstan
  13. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Out of Body
  14. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Outside the Ring
  15. Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus - Hal-an-Tow
  16. Belbury Poly - Chanctonbury Rings (End Title)