Belbury Poly - The Path

The Path

Belbury Poly

Formats Tracks Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 13 tracks £17.95
CD Album 17 tracks £11.95
Download Album (FLAC) 17 tracks £7.99
Download Album (MP3) 17 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks From £0.99

Description

Belbury Poly - The Path


The Path is the latest album from Belbury Poly (aka Ghost Box records founder Jim Jupp). This time round Jupp has recruited a full band roster to expand his own unique electronica. He is joined by occasional Belbury Poly collaborator Christopher Budd on Bass and Guitar, Jesse Chandler (of Midlake, Mercury Rev & Pneumatic Tubes) on flute, clarinet and keyboards, Max Saidi on drums plus narration from author and poet, Justin Hopper.


Musically it takes as its starting point a particular moment of early 1970s British film soundtracks by the likes of Roy Budd and Roger Webb; a soundworld of easy-going jazz and funky rhythms gently coloured with pastoral strings and flutes. The Path, however, is unmoored from time or place thanks to Hopper’s narrative style, Chandler’s rustic flutes and keys, Budd’s soulful psychedelic guitars and Jupp’s production and electronics. Hopper's words form a loose, open-ended narrative and it's not just a continuous reading. The vocal passages are interspersed at intervals in a very musical way amongst the instrumental passages. It's very much an album with spoken word rather than a spoken word album.


Artwork by Julian House and liner notes by Justin Hopper, the vinyl version includes a free download code card. CD and digital versions also include four instrumental versions of spoken word tracks.


Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GBX043LP)
  1. Coordinates
  2. The Path
  3. Highways and Byways
  4. Pixie-Led
  5. The Exile Way
  6. Between Sea and Sky
  7. Sunrise at the Crossroads
  8. All That I Am
  9. Going, Gone
  10. Blind Alley
  11. The Wrong Spot
  12. You Won't Find Me
  13. Last Orders
CD Album (GBX043CD)
  1. Coordinates
  2. The Path
  3. Highways and Byways
  4. Pixie-Led
  5. The Exile Way
  6. Between Sea and Sky
  7. Sunrise at the Crossroads
  8. All That I Am
  9. Going, Gone
  10. Blind Alley
  11. The Wrong Spot
  12. You Won't Find Me
  13. Last Orders
  14. Highways and Byways (Instrumental)
  15. Between Sea and Sky (Instrumental)
  16. Going Gone (Instrumental)
  17. The Wrong Spot (Instrumental)
Download Album (GBX043DL)
  1. Coordinates
  2. The Path
  3. Highways and Byways
  4. Pixie-Led
  5. The Exile Way
  6. Between Sea and Sky
  7. Sunrise at the Crossroads
  8. All That I Am
  9. Going, Gone
  10. Blind Alley
  11. The Wrong Spot
  12. You Won't Find Me
  13. Last Orders
  14. Highways and Byways (Instrumental)
  15. Between Sea and Sky (Instrumental)
  16. Going Gone (Instrumental)
  17. The Wrong Spot (Instrumental)