ALBUM REVIEW: James Johnston & Steve Gullick – Everybody’s Sunset | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 18.11.22







Everybody’s Sunset builds on the excellent Johnston & Gullick debut We Travel Time, also released on the wonderful God Unknown Records. This new set leans into the minimal/classical feel of its predecessor and at times reminds me of Louisville acts like Rachel’s or someone on the Constellation roster, but also modern composers like Gorecki or Part.

The prevailing mood is a heavy melancholy, although tracks like A Fear Of Everything and Medieval Death Song shift the album into something darker and more foreboding. Johnston’s mournful voice is used sparingly throughout, perhaps most effectively on the closing title track, the latter half of which could be the soundtrack to a beautifully shot slo-mo apocalypse at the end of a harrowing art house movie.


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