This time around the drum machine has been replaced with spacious soundscapes of...
Jack Smith 2002
Slow Motion is the second album from DavidGray since the lo-fi genius of White Ladder. This time around the drum machine has been replaced with spacious soundscapes of glacial instrumentation, string sections, brass and harmonicas.
The songs are layered, polished and occasionally breathtakingly powerful. However, it can take time for his lyrics to cut through the textures.
Reassuringly the trademark steady piano chords remain. Gray stands up straight and walks tall. It's still him, just more ornate and less immediate.