As one-half of the Gothenburg-based, Yazoo-influenced duo, Alison, Karin Bolin Derne is known for having a vocal presence that can fill clubs and conquer dancefloors. Now, she’s effectively adapted the Dogme 95 rules to music, eschewing studio craft for a raw and direct recording technique. “90” is described parenthetically as “raw” because it isn’t yet polished by engineers, but it’s actually a good description of the emotional force of Bolin Derne’s material. This song is dedicated to her father, and it is delivered with the intensity of an exposed nerve. It’s a beautiful thing, but just try not to flinch as it touches you.
Karin Bolin Derne – 90 (raw)