A new album of poetry, prose, music and song from:
Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with Belbury Poly
A spoken word and music project by writer Justin Hopper and folk musician Sharron Kraus. It also features Ghost Box’s own Belbury Poly. Based on live performances of Hopper’s 2017 book The Old Weird Albion , it’s a poetical, autobiographical and psychogeographical account of his experiences at Chanctonbury Ring on the West Sussex Downs.
The album is a blend of folk, electronic music, poetry, prose and environmental sound. Kraus’s electro-acoustic soundscapes and songs interweave with Hopper’s rich, intimate narration. With Belbury Poly contributing music and production throughout and bookending the work with a memorable theme tune.
On LP, CD & Digital. Pre-orders available in the Ghost Box Shop from 10th May.
An earlier collaboration from 2014 between Justin Hopper and Belbury Poly, Ley Line, which featured Shirley Collins among others , is available in its entirety here…