Culture in memoriam – Rest In Pieces (record review)

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Culture in memoriam – Sisters (video)

Références musicales : Bedrooms Eyes, The Beach Boys

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Too much bubble-gum. Too much sugar. Swedish pop music is usually too mellow. But sometimes a band comes with an elegant sound and makes the difference. Culture in memoriam, for instance, aka Victor Håkansson and his buddies. 100% sugar free. The kind of music which is more trendy suit than sweat suit. A little bit like Bedroom Eyes, one of my true favourite, also signed on the great label A West Side Fabrication,

Released last week, Rest in pieces, their third album, might feature only seven songs, but those are seven gems. From the the violins of Run Emelie to the little bells of Lost at sea, CIM builds a fragile atmosphere. With all their funny ideas (just listen to the voices in Death Of Jimmie) and this very particular voice, the band gives us an album with a strong personnality and one of the best pop record of this year. A secret Christmas fairytale that sounds like no other one.

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