Belbury Poly

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Belbury Poly
Belbury Poly - Jim Jupp.jpg
Background information
LabelsGhost Box
Associated actsThe Belbury Circle
The Focus Group
The Advisory Circle
WebsiteBelbury Poly on Ghost Box
MembersJim Jupp

Belbury Poly is the studio band of Ghost Box Records co-founder Jim Jupp. Jupp is the main composer and producer and also plays synth, keyboards and guitar. Other members are session musicians, that have included: Christopher Budd on bass and lead guitar, Jim Musgrave on drums, James Allen on drums, David Sharp on acoustic guitar and Jon Brooks on piano.


Working with analogue electronics and wide range of unusual instrumentation and more recently supported by session players on drums and guitars, Belbury Poly's soundworld is characterised as a kind of upbeat, electronic and rustic prog rock. Influences, range from old library music and TV soundtracks to keyboard driven 70s prog rock, folk and Krautock.[1][2][3]

Jupp has spoken about Belbury Poly and the other artists on Ghost Box as sounding like the misremebered past of a parallel world,[4][5][6][7] as well as acknowledging a debt to the author Arthur Machen.[8] The name references a fictional institution, created by the author C.S. Lewis[9] in his novel That Hideous Strength.


Albums and EPs[edit]

Title Format Label Catalogue Number Year
Farmer's Angle 3" CD-EP Ghost Box GBX001 2004
The Willows CD/LP Ghost Box GBX003 2005
The Owl's Map CD Ghost Box GBX007 2006
From an Ancient Star CD Ghost Box GBX011 2009
Farmer's Angle (Revised Edition) CD/10" Ghost Box GBX014 2010
The Belbury Tales CD/LP Ghost Box GBX016 2012
New Ways Out CD/LP Ghost Box GBX024 2016

Seven Inch Singles[edit]

As Title Catalogue Number Year
Belbury Poly and Moon Wiring Club Study Series 01: Youth and Recreation GBX701 2010
Belbury Poly and Mordant Music Study Series 03: Welcome to Godalming GBX703 2010
Belbury Poly and The Advisory Circle Study Series 08: Inversions GBX708 2012
Belbury Poly and Spacedog Study Series 10: Message and Method GBX710 2013
Pye Corner Audio with Belbury Poly Other Voices 05: Machines are Obsolete/Pathways GBX715 2015


Track Title Original Artist Album,Single,EP title Label Catalogue Number Year
Taxi Negro (Black Cab Mix) Tre-molo Visitas Mil Records MRCD009 2008
Ghost Office (Remixed by Belbury Poly) Xylitol Xylitol Music as played by Other People self-released 2010
Escape Hatch Bernard Fevre The Strange World of Bernard Fevre Remixes Universal NJ9048 2010
And The Cuckoo Comes To Belbury The Advisory Circle Mind How You Go (Revised Edition) Ghost Box GBX013 2010
Lights And Offerings (Belbury Poly Mix) Mirrors The White EP Skint SKINT216ID 2011
Summerland (Belbury Poly Mix) John Foxx and the Maths The Shape of Things Metamatic META29CD 2011
If... (Belbury Poly Mix) Bill Ryder-Jones If... Remixes Domino DS061 2012
Hobby Horse The Memory Band Further Navigations Static Caravan Van 272 2014


  1. ^ Belbury Poly Interview, FACT magazine
  2. ^ Ghost Box Label feature, CLASH magazine
  3. ^ Interview with Jim Jupp, Cardboard Cutout Sundown
  4. ^ Reynolds, Simon. "Hauntology: Ghost Box label profile, Frieze magazine October 2005". Reynoldsretro. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  5. ^ Society of the spectral Archived 23 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine, The Wire no. 276, November 2006
  6. ^ Interview with 15 Questions
  7. ^ "Label Profile: Ghost Box".
  8. ^ page on Ghost Box Music site
  9. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)

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