Thursday, August 16, 2007

Taken By Trees - Open Field

Taken By Trees is the new project from ex-Concretes fem-vocalist Victoria Bergsman, who quite unexpectedly left the group in 2006 following the success of their The Concretes in Colour LP. Since then she was of course involved in one of the biggest indie hits of the last year or so in the form of Peter, Bjorn and John's Young Folks. Her debut solo LP, Open Field, is an interesting and yet in my opinion not completely satisfying experience. Her voice is of course the main attraction, just as interesting and unusual as it's always been, but as for the songwriting I feel that maybe a little more time could have been taken. Indeed the LP was recorded in 6 days in as quick and spontaneous a fashion as possible, and part of me thinks that a little more time should have been taken, especially for a debut solo project. It IS still an enjoyable LP and well worth checking out if you're a fan of Bergman's, so have a listen and see what you think.

Taken By Trees - Tell Me
Taken By Trees - Hours Pass Like Centuries


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