Imagine a combination of The Incredible String Band and Boards of Canada and you won’t be far off….The Belbury Tales is infused with a deep vein of paranoia, a palpable fear, an attempt to reconcile the imminent unknown (evoking a reimagined or never experienced past).
BBC Music Review
A cunning mix of 1980s TV, addled Prog folk and science fiction, a very literary music.
The Belbury Tales is stranded somewhere between the abstract work of Jupp’s past and the fuller sound of the live instrumentation he is applying, making this feel like his most pleasingly open-ended release so far.
…one of the most rewarding and fully realised projects in the Ghost Box catalogue and that’s high praise indeed.
Record Collector Magazine
Weird analogue synths? Rural symbolism? Artwork like a John Wyndham paperback? If you’re into all three then The Belbury Tales is Christmas…Nostalgia doesn’t often feel as good as this. Prepare to feel both spooked and studious.
Drowned in Sound