Gravenhurst - The Ghost In Daylight

His best work...
Gravenhurst - The Ghost In Daylight
Nick Talbot's Gravenhurst project exists in the shadows. His doomy urban folk songs inhabit darkened underpasses and trolley-filled canals you really don't want to linger by for too long. Where previous records have flirted with psych and indie, this returns to the finger-picked sound of his first two albums. It doesn’t feel like a backwards step though - instead, ‘The Ghost In Daylight’ is suffused with hiss, drone and ambient noise. At its most pronounced, the glacial ‘Islands’, it sounds like My Bloody Valentine produced by Burial, while ‘The Prize’ ends on a blossoming climax of strings. His best work since ‘Black Holes In The Sand’.

8/10

Words by Will Salmon

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