Swedish multi-talent Måns Wieslander has made a cozy album of slightly folksy sunshine pop with this one, a foray into the West Coast of the mid-’70s that still carries the torch of 1990s bedroom acoustics with it. Tracks like “Rhinos” and “Roadkill” stand out without actually trying to, while “Freezer Burn” manages to be funky, but not too obvious about it. Impressive. “Evil Eye” is absolutely beautiful, a stunning, free flowing track, and “Unsound” manages to add another dimension to the album, no doubt helped by the outside musicians brought in. Yet is an album of wistfully melancholic melodies vaguely hidden beneath inventive, lush arrangements. A lovely soundtrack for the coming seasons.
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