Belbury Poly - The Owl's Map

The Owl's Map

Belbury Poly

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 11 tracks 14.95 Out of stock.
Download Album (flac) 12 tracks 7.99
Download Album (mp3) 12 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.99

Description

Belbury Poly - The Owl's Map

The Owls Map, pinpoints haunted roads, great days out and strange legends on a topography of melodic electronics.

The second album for Belbury Poly, first released in 2006. It’s music that is by turns, jaunty and dark and was inspired by TV soundtracks, folk and library music and 1970s electronic music technology. It established the mood and the imagined geography of Belbury, the fictional parallel-world setting for the record label itself.



This re-issue has been specially remastered by Jon Brooks for this first outing on vinyl. Ghost Box designer, Julian House has adapted the original CD artwork to the new heavyweight vinyl format. It includes a colour card inner sleeve with a visitor’s guide to Belbury and a free download code card.



Reviews

“The Owl’s Map...some of the most delightful electronica to arise in Britain since Aphex Twin, the Black Dog and Global Communication.”
The Sunday Times


"While it seems like everyone's soundtracking an imaginary world these days, in 2006 Jim Jupp's recycled 60s and 70s kid's TV themes, long-forgotten library jingles and British folk sounds that accompanied a sonic walkabout of a strange and wonderful fictional village, Belbury, was pioneering stuff. This, a vinyl re-issue of Belbury Poly's second LP, found him composing melodies on an array of vintage analogue synths, adding hand percussion, melodica, psaltery, bells, bongos and samples to illustrate 12 stops on his magickal mystery tour. Disembodied laughter, intrusively chirpy Minimoog and shimmering sci-fi FX lead you from 'Rattler's Hey' to 'The People' and 'Lord Belbury's Folly'. Memories stir as the InterCity 125 leaves 'The New Mobility' and we push aside the tangle of vines to reveal the Penda's Fen-like 'Pan's Garden'. It's not only chilling stuff, by day or night, but it's a now-seminal idea that's encouraged a new wave of folk horror dystopians from Scarfolk to Ben Wheatley to emerge."
Electronic Sound


Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GBX007LP)
  1. Belbury Poly - Owls and Flowers
  2. Belbury Poly - Rattler's Hey
  3. Belbury Poly - The Moonlawn
  4. Belbury Poly - Music, Movement & Meaning
  5. Belbury Poly - Wetland
  6. Belbury Poly - Tangled Beams
  7. Belbury Poly - The People
  8. Belbury Poly - The New Mobility
  9. Belbury Poly - Lord Belbury's Folly
  10. Belbury Poly - Scarlet Ceremony
  11. Belbury Poly - Your Way Today
Download Album (GBX007)
  1. Belbury Poly - Owls and Flowers
  2. Belbury Poly - Rattler's Hey
  3. Belbury Poly - The Moonlawn
  4. Belbury Poly - Music, Movement & Meaning
  5. Belbury Poly - Wetland
  6. Belbury Poly - Tangled Beams
  7. Belbury Poly - The People
  8. Belbury Poly - The New Mobility
  9. Belbury Poly - Pan's Garden
  10. Belbury Poly - Lord Belbury's Folly
  11. Belbury Poly - Scarlet Ceremony
  12. Belbury Poly - Your Way Today

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Owls and Flowers 4m 12s £0.99
2 Rattler's Hey 3m 40s £0.99
3 The Moonlawn 4m 17s £0.99
4 Music, Movement & Meaning 1m 26s £0.99
5 Wetland 2m 1s £0.99
6 Tangled Beams 3m 40s £0.99
7 The People 5m 2s £0.99
8 The New Mobility 4m 56s £0.99
9 Pan's Garden 4m 36s £0.99
10 Lord Belbury's Folly 3m 13s £0.99
11 Scarlet Ceremony 6m 11s £0.99
12 Your Way Today 1m 22s £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Owls and Flowers 4m 12s £0.99
2 Rattler's Hey 3m 40s £0.99
3 The Moonlawn 4m 17s £0.99
4 Music, Movement & Meaning 1m 26s £0.99
5 Wetland 2m 1s £0.99
6 Tangled Beams 3m 40s £0.99
7 The People 5m 2s £0.99
8 The New Mobility 4m 56s £0.99
9 Pan's Garden 4m 36s £0.99
10 Lord Belbury's Folly 3m 13s £0.99
11 Scarlet Ceremony 6m 11s £0.99
12 Your Way Today 1m 22s £0.99
Entire FLAC Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section