Ed Harcourt 'Beyond The End' LP
‘Beyond The End’, which follows ‘Furnaces’, his 2016 album for Polydor, sees Ed Harcourt add another new string to his multi-faceted musical bow. Something of a left-turn after its busy, big- screen, somewhat under-appreciated predecessor, it sees the supremely versatile singer, writer and all-round instrumentalist bravely eschew vocals and lyrics and create a soft-spoken yet emotionally loquacious group of piano-led instrumentals.
With the piano accompanied on occasion by Ed’s wife Gita Langley’s violin and Amy Langley’s cello yet in some phases as minimal as ‘Furnaces’ was maximal, the album carries you through deceptively calm waters while nonetheless stirring up your stormiest inner passions. Reflective but never passive, it’s a quiet storm and a curveball which will gently woo you rather than boisterously bundle you over.
LP format includes digital download code.
Catalogue number: PODR003LP
Label: Point Of Departure