After years of ruthless introspection and three experimental albums, Ghostpoet turns its gaze away from the widely-trumpeted reality and, much to his surprise, finds out that everything is even worse than he thought. This is a bad time to be alive. But the musician, whose real name is Obaro Ejimiwe and who twice already has come close to winning the Mercury Prize, this time has used his disappointment to carve out an album that is perfect in every way, starting with its title. In Dark Days + Canapés, gloominess is optimistically balanced out by tarts. Thanks to the contribution of producer Leo Abrahams, electronic sounds are swapped for phosphoric strings and disfigured guitars. Jazz rhythms and funky props make a comfortable background for his emotional music.
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