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Dark Days + Canapés


Artist: Ghostpoet
Label: Play It Again Sam
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 18 August 2017

Dark Days + Canapés is Ghostpoet's most defining album to date. It proves a record that captures the sense of unease felt by so many in recent times. After receiving recognition for the beat-driven arrangements of his first two albums, third album Shedding Skin initiated a more alt-rock sound that saw Ghostpoet Mercury nominated for a second time. New album Dark Days & Canapés is produced by Leo Abrahams, best known for his work with Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins, and delves even further into a more full, guitar-driven sound...

Don't expect to pick this up and enjoy it right away. This needs uncorking and left to breathe for a while. In fact, it took me an entire week of almost constant playing before I felt confident enough to give this the review it deserves.

There's a slow build to the album, which hits a peak in the middle with tracks 'We're Dominoes'; 'Freakshow'; and 'Live_Leave'. The album contains 12 songs (43 min, 16 sec). It's a thoroughly enjoyable listen and is certainly an album you'll get months of pleasure out of... just don't expect to full appreciate its mainly layers on the first play through.


Nick Smithson

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