Monday, 18 February 2013
Albums for Life: 49: Duncan Sheik: Phantom Moon
'Phantom Moon' is more melancholic. Here he slows things down; the songs feature lyrics written by New York playwright Steven Sater.
There are pianos, strings and occasional, understated drums, the music Sheik puts around Sater's poetic stories is austere and quietly beautiful. There is occasionally a sense that Sater has tried a little bit too hard with poetry that doesn't always work as lyric, but I find myself listening to this often; the sound of the album is everything here.