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Repress of this early Hapna release. Magnus Granberg: guitar, piano and vocals. Henrik Olsson: drums and cymbals. "Deconstructing the music we know as rock, just leaving the essentials -- a chord, a phrase, a simple drum figure -- and repeating it till something else appears...Swedish duo Sheriff works with limited material and creates a world of their own. The intimate recordings create a restrained atmosphere where every beat on the guitar strings and strike on the drums is heard and vital to the whole. Their use of repetition suggests a link to minimalist composition, but is totally outside the academic world. Comparisons could be made to Palace Brothers, Gastr del Sol and others working in the field of low-key rock, but Sheriff has a strong integrity of their own. These seven quiet and skeletal pieces, with the setting of just guitar, drums and sometimes piano and vocals, together provide an insight into these two uncompromising musician's minds. Drummer Henrik Olsson is one third of Swedish improvising trio Gul 3 (debut album
on the Crazy Wisdom label) while Magnus Granberg has a background as a sax player. Both of them are living in Gothenburg, Sweden."
Sail, Sail, Sail Away!
KNING DISK (SWEDEN)
"Beauty in slow motion! Sheriff take their highly concentrated and electrically vibrant music to new magical heights on this, their second CD release. Those of you who take time to dive into the warm ocean waves of the Sheriff music will be richly and greatly rewarded. As always, whispers say much more than a scream. Guitar, piano and vocals by Magnus Granberg. Drums, cymbals, bowls and stringed bass drum by Henrik Olsson." Previous CD was on Hapna.
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