Tuesday, 22 January 2013

New music: 'Pale Green Ghosts (No Ceremony Remix)' by John Grant

On John Grant's new album, due out on 11th March via Bella Union, he's ditched the assistance of Midlake and gone for a more electronic-tinged sound. From what I've heard of it so far the combination of his rich, sonorous voice with darkly-tinged keyboards works even better than the folk-tinged backing of 'Queen of Denmark'.

By way of an introduction to the album here's a remix of the title track. I particularly like the bit just after 2 minutes when the strings kick in and it sounds like the soundtrack to Wallander, The Killing or another Scandinavian programme - maybe the result of recording the songs in Iceland?

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