"Let’s Away" : New light, drifting and beautifully twisted album from Danish / Swedish Lampshade.
’Let’s Away’ – The second album from Lampshade – came to being under rather unique circumstances. The band Lampshade stradles a couple different borders both by way of nationality and by style of music. Band members come from Denmark and Sweden, there's men and women, there's a mix of pop and arty pop.
The largest part of the songs on the album are written by the charismatic lead singer Rebekkamaria, and the sound of the album was born in the crossing of the band being partial to grandiose Nordic sound, singer/songwriter music and Swedish pop music – an inspiration the two new guitarists carry with them from their native country. In this way the music stretch from light and obliging melodies to rhythmically founded pop songs and grandiose beautifully noisy explosions of sound. The title of the album is inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and reflects the narrative in the lyrical universe that involves English, Danish and Swedish.
One of the guest-acts on the album is the American singer/songwriter Damien Jurado, who has released a great number of albums on SUB POP and Secretly Canadian. The album is recorded at Lydkraft Studiet in Denmark and mastered by John Golden (Sonic Youth etc.) in California.
It's got some of the nordic sound we've come to expect from artists like Bjork or The Sundays and some of the pop of Sweden. It's a grand combination. Add to that the fact that the new record, Let's Away.
File Under : Danish / Swedish Indie-Pop
Title of Album: Let's Away
Year of Release: 2006
Genre: Alternative Pop/Rock, danish, scandinavian, indie pop, dream pop, nu folk
Bitrate/Quality: 320 kb/s