hmmm yea This is the debut album from Danish singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Soren Lokke Juul, Their is no doubt that this album has moments of utter beauty that stand out and make the hairs on your arm stand up. So much so that I felt a bit underwhelmed when I finished listening to the whole album. I really wanted to love this album and for all the elements to come together but it just doesn't quite make it all the time (other times it does succeed). Opener "New" builds and bellows with subtle emotional nuances that are intriguing but left me yearning for something more. Most of the time I felt like just popping in a sigur ros CD. The next song "Birds" has a pleasent piano melody accompanied by some nice sounding synths. The HIghlight for me is "lips,lips,lips" where the melody is covered in melancholy as the singer reaches out repeated phrases which really work together beautifully in this song.
The second half of the album starts to add meat to the skeltons on these songs. "Reality Sublime" and "La Femme" have fairly standard drum machine tracks that actually give a bit of mojo to these songs. I got out of my chair and did a couple of stretches at this point. The closing track "somewhere else" is sparse and based around his vocals and a delay pedal. This is a nice subtle, debut that left yearning for a bit more. That being said I am excited to see what else indians has to offer because their is a lot of potential in this songwriter and think that he may have a bright future in front of him.
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