After over a year of planning, and long walks on the Southdowns, the Seatman And Powell (Featuring Belbury Poly) 10 inch has arrived. The original plan for this release was conceived 18 months ago late one night in North Devon. Myself and Doug, decided to release a 7 inch single containing two vocal tracks. These tracks were from the albums all hold hands and off we go and A Rest Before the Walk. Doug and I would re-master and re-work these 2 tracks and release them as a very limited run. Then the idea moved on a bit to a 7 inch ep. Months went by and I discussed this project with Jim Jupp at Ghost Box. Way back in early 2018 myself Jim, Doug and our friend Russel went for a very long walk along the South Downs. It was when sitting in a very snug pub in Lewes that Jim said he would be interested in releasing the single but taking it up to a 10inch on colour vinyl and full colour artwork. Not to be released on Ghostbox but released through his own Belbury Music. I said yes to this and months down the line here is the final product.
The EP has 5 tracks with Broken Folk remixed by Belbury Poly.
The 4 other tracks have been re-worked by myself and Doug.
All tracks re-mastered by Jim Jupp, and all artwork by Jim Jupp at Belbury Music.
Broken Folk Excerpts Soudcloud
An EP of collaborations with folk singer Douglas E. Powell selected from Keith Seatman’s last two albums. It opens with a remix of the title track Broken Folk by stalwarts of British pastoral electronica Belbury Poly.
Melancholic and subtly psychedelic, these songs are redolent of supernatural short stories and winter afternoons out on English landscapes. They are dark rustic reveries, occupying the overlapping territory between haunted electronica and wyrd folk.
Seatman builds a dense collage of electronics, fragmented melody and found sound, around which Powell weaves his dreamlike lyrics.
The tracks have been remastered for the EP by Belbury Poly’s Jim Jupp and the 10” is pressed on translucent green vinyl with sleeve art by Jim Jupp. It’s released on Seatman’s own label
KS Audio in conjunction with Jupp’s Belbury Music.
The Broken Folk vinyl ep can be purchased from the
Belbury Music Shop
The Digital version is available from Bandcamp.