ALBUM REVIEW: Phosphorescent – Revelator | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Verve/Decca Records

Released: 05.04.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

The long-awaited return of Phosphorescent is everything you’d hoped it would be, beautiful, graceful and packed with instrumentation. Opening track Revelator sets the scene perfectly with Houck’s brand of laid-back Americana there for all to admire and enjoy, and Fences and Wide As Heaven fostering a meditative, cinematic mood.

However, there is a dark undercurrent to much of Revelator, Wide As Heaven, All The Same and The World Is Ending all being perfect examples of that. There is a modicum of hope in closing track To Get It Right, but even that retains a sense of introspective melancholy. Revelator is everything you’d expect and so much more from a Phosphorescent record though, and a very welcome return to form!

 

 

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