GRANT,JOHN - GREY TICKLES BLACK PRESSURE
Limited edition colored (orange and Lavender) double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve, includes CD. John Grant's third album, the invitingly titled Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, is a veritable tour-de-force that further refines and entwines his two principal strands of musical DNA, the sumptuous tempered ballad and the taut, fizzing electronic pop song. There are newer musical accomplishments across it's panoply of towering sound, like the title track's new steely demeanor, while the ominous drama of "Black Blizzard" echoes both John Carpenter and Bernard 'Black Devil Disco Club' Fevre's beautiful and icy synthscapes. The contagious, gleeful "You And Him" marries buzzing rock with a squelchy electronic undertow, while orchestral drama swathes the bad-dreamy "Global Warming" and the album's gorgeously aching widescreen finale "Geraldine." Grey Tickles, Black Pressure was recorded in Dallas with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand, Swans).