Dec 7, 2014

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Gravenhurst, Warp Records artist, dies aged 37
Nick Talbot, the experimental, folk and alt-rock musician known as Gravenhurst, was about to embark on a European tour to mark 10 years with the record label

“We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst has passed away aged 37,” Warp’s statement reads. “An immensely talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and journalist, he will be hugely missed. Nick’s family and friends request privacy at this difficult time.”
Talbot, from Bristol, released five studio albums during his career, the last being 2012’s The Ghost in Daylight. He was scheduled to mark 10 years with his label with a 2014 and 2015 tour of UK and Europe.
Alongside his career as an eclectic recording artist, he was a freelance writer, composed an original soundtrack for the German film Ein Freund von Mir, and co-founded Silent Age Records, which helped gain exposure for artists such as SJ Esau, War Against Sleep, Mole Harness and Exercise One.
His manager, Michelle Hilborne, described him as “the finest, most extraordinary and inspirational songwriter, singer and performer, and a remarkable producer and journalist”.
“Nick’s work has deeply affected so many people all over the world. Outstandingly intelligent, compassionate, fascinating and witty, Nick was the dearest friend and his absence brings indescribable sorrow.”
The cause of death is yet to be disclosed.
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