A long time in the making, revered local songwriter Trev Gibb’s first solo album finally gets a release. Opener Illustrious Mover, layered with glittering poppy synths, is deceptively at odds with the rest of the album as a whole and lets an otherwise perfect record down.
Thankfully the synth pop is laid to rest and we’re back to spine-tingling acoustic leanings and stunning instrumentation. Skinny Arms is wonderfully understated, allowing Gibb’s rich vocals (by far the most powerful instrument amongst many used here) to take the lead, while Primitive Horses is deeply textured and hypnotic. Can’t Stop Thinking Of You is without a doubt Nucleotides’ jewel, almost tear-jerking in its delicate beauty with every instrument perfectly placed around Gibb’s heart-swelling voice. An astonishing talent.