The new album by Belbury Poly, The Gone Away, is out today on LP, CD & Digital formats.
…this haunting, immersive album that it feels like a nod to Ghost Box’s roots: where Jupp, working alone this time, is a channel for ancient, rustic strangeness, passed through the filter of some long-forgotten children’s TV series.
A confirmed champion of the eerie, Jupp makes The Gone Away a kosmische one-man show of rare charm: eeriness has rarely sounded this seductive.
A lovely album, both charming and oddly affecting.
For Belbury Poly aficionados ‘The Gone Away’ will already be essential listening, for the uninitiated it is a perfect starting point; all of Belbury’s personalities and reference points are here, presented in these beautiful vignettes.
The Gone Away is a portal too, it’s a place of wonder and imagination, where the magical can be real, and the laws of our universe no longer apply.
With gorgeous evocative artwork by Julian House, the LP version comes with a
free download code card and the CD is packaged in a beautiful six panel digipak.
“For us, the Gentle People have no longer a life common with our own.
They have gone beyond the grey hills. They dwell in far islands perhaps where
the rains of Heaven and the foam of the sea guard their fading secrecies.”
The Winged Destiny
“…we shall only be delivered from our afflictions by sayings and doings
that are altogether irrational, paradoxical, and magical: the wild songs of
fairyland, sung to unearthly tones, are the only medicine for the heartache
and the headache of humanity.”
A Note on Ascetism (The Academy, 27th May, 1911)