LONEY DEAR - Hall Music

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Something In Construction | Autor: JV

Emil Svanangen, who works creatively under the pseudonym Loney Dear, has toured a lot with chamber orchestras over the past two years. This has had a lasting influence on his songwriting. For there is no track on the sixth work of the Swedish multi-instrumentalist that is not arranged and orchestrated more opulently than the average pop song. The result are eleven appealing songs that revolve around the eternal themes of relationships and love - from hopelessly romantic as in the Celtic-sounding "Name" to yearning as in the solemn "I Dreamed About You". Powerfully the brass section pushes forward with "Durmoll", a song that is especially typical for the orchestral songwriting of the album. It does not reveal blatant weaknesses, but a curiosity: The inexplicably performed "D Major" with head voice sounds as if Robin Gibb had been locked up in a cellar vault, where he now sings a sad song and practises the nose flute alone.

Top track: Loney Blues

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