I’m delighted to announce that the new Gravenhurst album The Ghost In Daylight will be released on 30th April 2012 on Warp Records.
Album track ‘The Prize’ is available to listen to now at the Gravenhurst Facebook page.
So what’s the album like? I went back to my old way of using different guitar tunings to come up with new ideas, listening to lots of Richard Thompson and Brian Eno, writing song structures on the guitar, while carving out a sonic space for them by manipulating organs, optigans, mellotrons and synthesizers. I find the divine in drone, dissonance and noise so there is a near-religious amount of controlled chaos beneath the close harmonies and finger-picked guitars. So this album is at once deep in acoustics and heavy in electricity; an emergent contrapuntal sonic phenomenon occupying four to five-dimensional phase-space. It’s a bi-limbic, stereotactic sub-caudate trachtotomy of an album and it’s a real pleasure to finally be able to present it to people who have been waiting so patiently for it for so long.
Over the next few months there will be gig news including a Bristol and London launch party for the album, festival appearances and a European tour. ‘The Ghost In Daylight’ will be performed in a new three-piece ensemble, as a duo, and also select solo shows.
Bye for now folks!