GRAVENHURST FLASHLIGHT SEASONS

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Sometimes the Twin-Peaks -esque bleakness of his lyrics has been augmented by muscular full-band instrumentation, such as on the brilliant Fires in Distant Buildings , and The Western Lands. The experience of witnessing those songs unleashed if songs which are looped and finger-picked can be unleashed in a tiny room has stayed with me for nearly ten years. Satisfyingly drear and drone-like instrumentation and that angelic voice given space to conquer by stealth. Sonic Youth – Nurse. There are, too, four instrumental pieces of great beauty. It is a corker and stands strong to this day. It is this period we are dealing with here on this ten-year anniversary re-issue.

Sometimes the Twin-Peaks -esque bleakness of his lyrics has been augmented by muscular full-band instrumentation, such as on the brilliant Fires in Distant Buildings , and The Western Lands. Satisfyingly drear and drone-like instrumentation and that angelic voice given space to conquer by stealth. Stevens was promoting his brilliant Seven Swans album and was, I recall, spellbinding and transcendent, all whilst wearing a Robin Hood hat these things stick in the mind. James Yorkston – The Route to the Harmonium. This feels like an album in which Gravenhurst as a concept was being worked out. Flashlight Seasons , also presented here, and released earlier in , which marked Gravenhurst’s first full-length foray on to the scene. Whilst Black Holes in the Sand stands out for my ears, listening to the three releases in context gives an exciting glimpse of a developing artist who was to go on and exceed the wildest limits of his potential. One reason for this is that I first encountered him on a night in Nottingham, at a tiny club called The Maze, where he was supporting Sufjan Stevens.

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If Gravenhurst is a new name to you, this is an ideal opportunity to experience something truly special.

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Stevens was promoting his brilliant Seven Swans album and was, I recall, spellbinding and transcendent, all whilst wearing a Robin Hood hat these things stick in the mind. James Yorkston – The Route to the Harmonium.

Flashlight Seasons

It is a corker and stands strong to this day. The Gtavenhurst Brothers Flashlight Seasonsalso presented here, and released earlier inwhich marked Gravenhurst’s first full-length foray on to the scene.

The opportunity to hear those songs, alone, is enough reason to invest in this re-release. Ariana Grande – thank u, next.

Black Holes in the Sand builds on the slightly less oppressive. Five albums of creative, sometimes cathartic, sometimes almost soporific in a good wayvery English folk have been released by Talbot under this moniker. Satisfyingly drear and drone-like instrumentation and that angelic voice given space to conquer by stealth.

One reason for this is that I first encountered him on a night in Nottingham, at a tiny club called The Maze, where he flashpight supporting Sufjan Stevens. Really, this album features everything you would hope for in a Gravenhurst release. Sometimes the Twin-Peaks -esque bleakness of his lyrics has been augmented by muscular full-band instrumentation, such as on the brilliant Fires in Distant Buildingsand The Western Lands.

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Gravenhurst Flashlight Seasons

This feels like an album in which Gravenhurst as a concept was being worked out. Whilst Black Holes in the Sand stands out for my ears, listening to the three releases in context gives an exciting glimpse of a developing artist who was to go on and exceed the wildest limits of his potential.

Robin Hoods or Robbing Gits? Yann Tiersen – ALL. Burn, Piano Island, Burn. Teeth of the Sea – Wraith. Gerard Way and Gaz Coom Warp Records Release Date: There are, too, four instrumental pieces of great beauty.

It is this period we are dealing with here on this ten-year anniversary re-issue. The experience of witnessing those songs unleashed if songs which are looped and finger-picked can be unleashed in a tiny room has stayed with me for nearly ten years.

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