Boomkat Product Review:
Jim Jupp revises his 2004 Belbury Poly EP "Farmer's Angle" once again, adding a fresh remix of 'Cool Air'.
Originally released on CDR in 2004, "Farmer's Angle" was the introduction to Ghost Box co-founder Jim Jupp's Radiophonic Workshop-inspired project. Jupp repackaged the album over a decade ago in 2010, adding a couple of extra tracks and a remix from Advisory Circle, but this new edition cans the extras, instead revisiting 'Cool Air' with a short, sharp 2022 rework.
If you've heard Jupp's more recent work you should know what to expect. The title track is a statement of intent not just for Jupp's solo material but for the Ghost Box label in general, conjuring up fond memories of vintage British TV themes and Raymond Scott records. Elsewhere, 'The Eleventh House' touches Pye Corner Audio's dark dancefloor styles, prettying the mood with haunted flutes and plasticated harpsicord twinkles.