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ARTIST
TITLE
Born to Be Free
FORMAT
LP

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SHAKE 015LP SHAKE 015LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/20/2012

LP version. Since long before his debut album Celebrating Life (MORR 080CD/LP) was released in 2008, Borko has been one of the most influential stalwarts in Reykjavík's boiling music scene. He has been a key member of many Icelandic bands (Rúnk, FM Belfast, Skakkamanage, to name a few) but it is in his own music that he really emerges from the undercurrent with his distinctively personal brand of expressive pop music. The nature of this particular beast lies in Borko's keen sense of melodic sensibility, but what set's it apart from the pack is the infectious charm, which is something anyone who has ever seen him play live can attest to. Borko has toured the world with both múm and Seabear and is known for his warm-hearted and downright neighborly stage presence. His newest handiwork is Born to Be Free. It offers everything one could ask of Borko. This album manages to be both calm and complex at the same time without having to tread any thin line. Songs like the title song and "The Final Round" are an energetic comment on urban life, while the final song "Sing to the World" is a universal anthem. There is a sense of charismatic vibrancy which juxtaposes perfectly with the intricate nature of Borko's carefully-crafted music. Includes mp3 download.