Saturday, 22 December 2012

20 Best Albums of 2012: #17

17. Evening Hymns, Spectral Dusk

Spectral Dusk, written after the death of frontman Jonas Bonnetta’s father three years ago, explores loss, memory and grief without ever becoming too mawkish or precious.
Bonnetta’s richly timbered voice and a gorgeously atmospheric production come together to create an album filled with quiet urgency and power, as such songs as ”Cabin in the Burn” and the intimate “Asleep in the Pews” demonstrate. Spectral Dusk is an intensely personal and entirely relatable work, and this particular quality is what makes it so remarkable.


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