Hozier – Unreal Unearth - 2023 Indie Folk Rock - Black Vinyl - Sealed 2LP

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Hozier - Unreal Unearth
Label: Columbia – 19658805581
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Lacquer Cut By – John Webber
Standard black vinyl
Barcode: 196588055812
Country: US
Released: Aug 18, 2023
Genre: Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
A1  De Selby (Part 1)
A2 De Selby (Part 2)
A3 First Time
A4 Francesca
A5 I, Carrion (Icarian)
B1 Eat Your Young
B2 Damage Gets Done
Featuring – Brandi Carlile
B3 Who We Are
C1 Son Of Nyx
C2 All Things End
C3 To Someone From A Warm Climate (Uiscefhuaraithe)
C4 Butchered Tongue
D1 Anything But
D2 Abstract (Psychopomp)
D3 Unknown / Nth
D4 First Light
''Unreal Unearth’ traverses a variety of styles from softer piano ballads like ‘Butchered Tongue’ to up-tempo folk-pop ‘Anything But’ and fuzzy-guitar rock stomp ‘Francesca.’ Despite their relative newness to the world of Hozier, synths add a welcome pulsing energy underneath indie-rock ‘Damage Gets Done,’ which features singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile.
Hozier not only navigates different genres on ‘Unreal Unearth,’ but chooses between moments of sparseness, like the minimalist ‘To Someone From A Warm Climate (Uiscefhuarithe)’ while also making space for expansive tracks. ‘Son of Nyx,’ a sprawling, three-minute interlude, marks a shift from energetic songs to sombre territory on ‘Unreal Unearth’. It sounds like a movie score, complete with swelling strings and haunting distorted vocals. ‘First Light,’ a soaring epic that layers a foreboding choir of voices with quick guitar picking and dramatic strings under a slower melody, is another spacious album highlight, serving as an impressive closing track.
Hozier’s vocal abilities are on full display across ‘Unreal Unearth,’ but much like the album’s instrumentals, it’s his understanding of when to give more understated performances, as on gentle ‘I, Carrion (Icarian)’ or to go full-force, like on the end of pared-back ‘Unknown/Nth’, that make the songs triumph.
‘Unreal Unearth’ is a product of going where the song takes you: whether that’s the synth-filled landscape of ‘De Selby (Part 2)’ the different parts of the world mentioned on ‘Butchered Tongue,’ or even to hell. As for what comes next, it’s clear that no matter where he goes, Hozier makes the journey worthwhile.'' (RollingStone)

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Color Black