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THLMS18: MATTHEW REVERT – “The Honey Dodger”

“Matthew Revert is not a singer, but his voice is the center of The Honey Dodger. There are all kinds of interesting sounds happening here, but none of them subsume Revert’s calm, stirring whispers. His breaths, pauses, and stoic tone make each track grippingly suspenseful. On “Rest Now,” echoing percussion adds accents to his speech, while during “Your Hands” windy tones brush through his words like gusts dispersing dead leaves. As The Honey Dodger progresses, Revert’s musical approach remains tantalizingly alien, culminating in “This Will Always Be Your Home,” with dark echoes and disembodied voices as scary as any horror film.”