~Taken By Trees
Here comes another great CD, OPEN FIELD, in English by a group from Sweden. This time itâ€™s Victoria Bergsman and her solo project band, TAKEN BY TREES.
From 1995 to 2006 she was a founding member and lead singer of that well-established pop collective – the Concretes. She was also the female vocalist on the Peter Bjorn and John hit, “Young Folks”.
The vocals on this CD remind me of the Brazilian singer and bassist Isabel Monteiro of the cool 90â€™s British group, Drugstore, and also Mazzy Star – while the music has its own unique relaxed tempo as a result of the many (19) different musicians, and their instruments.
There is also a Chinese music influence in â€œCedar Treesâ€ which is really interesting. This lovely, and deceptively simply, and quiet, music made by this new collective – will make even the hard-hearted swoon.
GRAPHIC DESIGN BY OLOV SUNDSTROM
TAKEN BY TREES, OPEN FIELDS, copyright 2007 ROUGH TRADE RECORDS LTD
sample the music: TAKEN BY TREES/myspace