10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pulling back from the symphonic openness of 2011’s Hall Music, Loney Dear finds Emil Svanängen in a quieter, more elusive mood. The music here is—as always—intricately and imaginatively arranged, juxtaposing hushed folk and blippy R&B (“Humbug”), intimacy and abstraction (the Bon Iver-ish “There Are Several Alberts Here”), intensity and restraint (“Dark Light”)—an eclectic sound that makes an intuitive kind of sense.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pulling back from the symphonic openness of 2011’s Hall Music, Loney Dear finds Emil Svanängen in a quieter, more elusive mood. The music here is—as always—intricately and imaginatively arranged, juxtaposing hushed folk and blippy R&B (“Humbug”), intimacy and abstraction (the Bon Iver-ish “There Are Several Alberts Here”), intensity and restraint (“Dark Light”)—an eclectic sound that makes an intuitive kind of sense.

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