A Perfect Friend
This is the debut self-titled release from Sweden's A Perfect Friend on the Stilll label. Members CJ Larsgården and Thomas Denver Jonsson's music could be ranked among the quieter moments of Sigur Rós, the icy electronics of Radiohead and the lyricsm of Johann Johannsson. It is more a story to live on its own than a family album, with its very own ways of seducing and choking our hearts. Their homespun mix of electronica, indie, post-rock and folk is a secret ready to be revealed. The album was recorded early summer 2006, partly inside the studio, partly outside on numerous field recording excursions, and the result is eight songs, from psychedelic folk tunes to deep suggestive electronica -- a 45-minute indietronic experience. Sweet pop melodies, purring cats, quacking ducks, glockenspiel and fingerpicked guitar stream through warm layers of organic and electronic sounds. A Perfect Friend is a full introspection into dream lights and slowcore shadows. A Perfect Friend: Thomas Denver Jonsson (glockenspiel, silvertone organ, accordion, electric and acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica, field recordings, handclaps, vocals) and CJ Larsgården (synths, field recordings, various electronics, loops, beats and samples, electric and acoustic guitar, whistle, handclaps, vocals, production and engineering).