Phantastes inhabits an ethereal realm and explores the parallels of the seminal C19th fantasy novel of the same name by George MacDonald and the beginnings of Nick's own love story from 1982.
The album was recorded, and is performed live on solo electric guitar, simultaneously triggering percussive electronic soundscapes. This is the dream-like backdrop to a coming-of-age story set on the edge of an ancient magical forest and a year-long journey that culminates in a kiss.
‘Harper has so much musicianship in him it just leaks out all over the place.’ —The Times.
‘He deserves to become a major figure in his own right’—The Guardian.
‘Dylan for the iPod generation...Betjemen with a guitar.’ —Guitarist.
‘My musical discovery of 2016!’ —Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music.
‘One of the finest guitarists of his generation’ —Mojo.
‘Acoustic Hendrix!’ —Guitar Magazine.
‘Hey, the boy is good!’ —Robert Plant.
‘That boy is too good.’ —Bert Jansch.