Release Date: Mar 8, 2019
Record label: Kobalt
Working with producer Ben De Vries, David Gray deepens and sharpens his folk-electronic fusion on 2019's Gold in a Brass Age. The main difference between Gold in a Brass Age and its predecessor, Mutineers -- a 2014 album helmed by Andy Barlow, one of the founders of the trip-hop group Lamb -- is that Gray pushes soul to the forefront here. Soul can be heard in the elastic rhythms, which split the difference between a swinging live section and the precision of drum loops, and within his dusky, nuanced vocal phrasing.