Gravenhurst The Ghost In Daylight

Gravenhurst The Ghost In Daylight
When it comes to consistency, Warp has no one better on its roster than Gravenhurst. Nick Talbot's band have carved out a very particular place for themselves with their ghostly folk music and The Ghost in Daylight sees them continue in that vein. It's a quieter record than its predecessor, often just Talbot, a strummed guitar and a spot of percussion, with some other subtle sounds washing in and out. He uses the dynamic shift from quiet to not-so-quiet incredibly effectively, much like fellow Bristolians Flying Saucer Attack, so even when it does get louder (in a comparative kind of way), there's a purpose to it. Take, for instance, "The Prize," which spends its first half threatening to do something and then the second half delivering on that threat with layer upon layer of strings and guitar. Sometimes he overreaches ― some songs get stretched out for too long and lose their impact as a result ― but it's a small complaint. The Ghost in Daylight is yet another impressive offering from a band incapable of making anything else. (Warp)