23 Nov 2015
Dayz of Purple and Orange reviews 'Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – Horse Dance'
First up is Josefin Ohrn & The Liberation, a band from Sweden who have graced the stage with the likes of Goat and Les Big Byrd (as well a nomination in the Swedish Grammys). Their album 'Horse Dance' has been released by the veritable Rocket Recordings and is a joyous mix of influences both old and new. The intro to opener 'Dunes' smacks of Suicide (the band, not the....well, you know) and evolves into a motorik stomper with some beautiful vocals from Josefin. The rest of the album follows suit, taking cues from the old (the motorik rhythms and of Can and Neu!) and more contemporary artists (the trance inducing guitar drones of Loop). Josefin's vocals veer from the ethereal to Siouxsie-like stridency. It is a fantastic album, and one that I'm sure has passed underneath some people's radar, which is a real shame. It is psychedelic, but not in the 'turn the amps up to 11 and fuzz out' manner -it has a more refinement and imagination than that; it has an elegance and a fragility that endears it to the listener. 'Horse Dance' can be purchased via the Rocket Bandcamp page.
Read the full piece here: Dayz of Purple and Orange