The Swedish songstress, Anna Öberg, returns with a pop number for the delayed summer. “Njut en minut” [EN: “Enjoy a Minute”] bounces with energy and verve just as the Sun starts to reappear.
SIlicon Teens once asked, “Why walk on the moon / if you could fly to the Sun?”
Twice a Man’s polymath, Karl Gasleben, is half way there. A Vessel Out of Here, the second solo album from Gasleben &Electric Friends, is an ark constructed with a frame of taught, tense rhythms. Around them, a scaffolding of synthetic textures supports vocals from collaborators, Anna Öberg, Peter Davidson and Daniel Kaufeldt. The result is a trip to the stars, powered by electricity and guided with a critical eye.
Out now on Bandcamp.