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Love Is Magic
Artist
John Grant
Label
Partisan Records
Catalogue Number
BELLA825V
Release Date
12 October 2018
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“Each record I make is more of an amalgamation of who I truly am,” declares John Grant. “The more I do this, the more I trust in myself, and the further along I go.”

Even when the Michigan-born man released his debut solo album Queen Of Denmark in 2010, Grant laced sumptuous soft-rock ballads with an array of spacey, wistful synthesizer sounds, increasingly adding taut, fizzing sequencers, nu-synth-disco settings and icy soundscapes to the mix on 2012’s Pale Green Ghosts and 2015’s Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, the latter The Guardian described as, “variously agonizing, hilarious, uplifting and moving: another bravura display from a unique songwriting talent.”

Now, with his fourth solo album, Love Is Magic, Grant has continued evolving, creating his most electronic record yet, in collaboration with Benge (Ben Edwards), solo artist, analogue synth expert/collector and a member of electronica trio Wrangler, Grant’s collaborators earlier this year under the collective name of Creep Show (on the album Mr Dynamite).

Produced by Grant, and engineered by Benge at his Cornish studio, the diamond-hard, diamond-gleaming Love Is Magic, “is how I’ve always wanted my records to sound, but I didn’t know how until now,” Grant says. He also called on Paul Alexander of Denton, Texas maestros Midlake, renewing a working relationship that began on Queen Of Denmark.

CD + DIGITAL TRACKLIST

01 Metamorphosis

02 Love is Magic

03 Tempest

04 Preppy Boy

05 Smug Cunt

06 He's Got His Mother's Hips

07 Diet Gum

08 Is He Strange

09 The Common Snipe

10 Touch and Go

2XLP TRACKLIST

SIDE ONE

  1. Metamorphosis
  2. Love Is Magic

SIDE TWO

  1. Tempest
  2. Preppy Boy

SIDE THREE

  1. Smug Cunt
  2. He’s Got His Mother’s Hips
  3. Diet Gum

SIDE FOUR

  1. Is He Strange
  2. Common Snipe
  3. Touch And Go

Released on October 12, 2018

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  7. 7 07 Diet Gum John Grant   Buy
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