Belbury Poly - Farmer's Angle

Farmer's Angle

Belbury Poly

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD EP (2022 Re-Issue) 4 tracks £6.00
7" Vinyl EP (2022 Re-Issue) 4 tracks £8.95
Download EP (2022 Re-Issue) (FLAC) 4 tracks £3.96
Download EP (2022 Re-Issue) (MP3) 4 tracks £3.96
Download individual tracks From £0.99

Description

Belbury Poly - Farmer's Angle

The first in a complete series of Ghost Box re-issues, starts with the 2004 EP Farmer’s Angle by Belbury Poly. The debut release for label co-founder Jim Jupp was joyfully naïve yet oddly sinister electronica. It very much set out Ghost Box’s stall with its strong roots in library music, TV soundtracks, folk and psychedelia.



Farmer’s Angle is re-issued for the first time on 7inch vinyl, CD and all digital channels. 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.

Reviews

"...some of the most delightful electronica to arise in Britain since Aphex Twin, the Black Dog and Global Communication."
Bethan Cole,
The Sunday Times

"...electronica rarely comes as intriguing and atmospheric and laden with weirdly unshakable tunes."
Alexis Petridis,
The Guardian

"…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."
Andrew Male,
Mojo

"...a turning point for modern electronica: inventiveness pushing right up against the boundaries, made accessible through a door left ajar to memories."
Jason Draper,
Record Collector

"...Belbury Poly summons a genuinely spectral presence."
Simon Reynolds,
Frieze Magazine

"A cunning mix of 1980s TV, addled Prog folk and science fiction, a very literary music."
Clive Bell,
Wire

Tracklisting

CD EP (2022 Re-Issue) (GBX001CD)
  1. Belbury Poly - Farmer's Angle
  2. Belbury Poly - Wildspot
  3. Belbury Poly - The Eleventh House
  4. Belbury Poly - Cool Air (Cool Air 2022 Remix)
7" Vinyl EP (2022 Re-Issue) (GBX001EP)
  1. Belbury Poly - Farmer's Angle
  2. Belbury Poly - Wildspot
  3. Belbury Poly - The Eleventh House
  4. Belbury Poly - Cool Air (Cool Air 2022 Remix)
Download EP (2022 Re-Issue) (GBX001DL)
  1. Belbury Poly - Farmer's Angle
  2. Belbury Poly - Wildspot
  3. Belbury Poly - The Eleventh House
  4. Belbury Poly - Cool Air (Cool Air 2022 Remix)