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The Ghost In Daylight

Gravenhurst

The Ghost In Daylight

Fifth album of alt.rock from the Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Talbot

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
Warp
UK Release date
30/04/2012
US Release date
01/05/2012
  1. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    His songs initially appear to be gentle, rueful folk ballads on cursory listen but a decent pair of headphones reveals deep pools of shimmering reverb and a submarine world of echo
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Gravenhurst's most solid and unsettling work to date
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    An exquisite, unexpected gem. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Talbot’s created a uniquely potent blend of icy chill and soothing balm, and with it that rarest of things: totally cliché-dodging songwriting
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It adds up to a beautifully haunting set, and the sense that Talbot is surely among music's best-kept secrets
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  6. 8.0 |   Bowlegs

    Superficially unassuming, taken as a whole it’s really a bold, consistent collection
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    His best work since ‘Black Holes In The Sand’
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  8. 8.0 |   Blurt

    This is folk music going into unknown territory, braving dangers, making new footprints, and, in the process, changing into something else entirely
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    A melancholy beauty predominates. Print edition only

  10. 6.2 |   Pitchfork

    The mellotrons, optigans, and synthesizers employed here hang like a silvery mist atop the cyclical fingerpicking that makes up the majority of the album, which either soothes or lulls, depending on your predilection for such softness
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  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    A memory-haunted journey through the dead voices and deep narratives of Englands lost. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   NME

    Much of this record plays like a tribute to ’90s miserabilists Red House Painters, all phantom-like reverb over misleadingly comforting folk tropes
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  13. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    A reminder of just how great Gravenhurst can be when they’re on top of their game, which they are here more often than not
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  14. 4.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Ignorable background music and the lowest point of the Gravenhurst discography thus far
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