Thursday, 13 December 2012

Lovesong: John Grant: Pale Green Ghosts

Many thanks to Nick Baker for bringing this to my attention:
After his resurgence with 'Queen of Denmark' (Mojo's 'Album of the Year' in 2010) John Grant resurfaces next year with 'Pale Green Ghosts'. 
Judging by the title track his music is no longer informed by the luxurious folkerama of Midlake. John's gone all electronica on us and, by my beard, it works a treat.
According to his label Bella Union the album was "recorded in Iceland , featuring Sinead O’Connor on guest vocals. The brilliant “Pale Green Ghosts” adds sublime notes of dark, gleaming electronica to the anticipated velveteen ballads, calling on all of Grant’s influences and tastes, presenting an artist at the peak of his powers…" which makes him sound like an expensive single malt.
Two questions:
What's he burying (or digging up)?
Does he remind anyone else of Eddie Izzard?

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