Sonic Magazine 8/10
If you want to hear exquisite Swedish space kraut psych, point your wallet towards Bristol, because there, on 37 Phillip Street is the record label Rocket Recordings. And Rocket Recordings is the home of bands like Goat, Hills, Flowers Must Die and Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation. Their instincts are something else.
"From the first second to the last it is a hyper focused, personal and relentless space kraut psych colossus, and it glows ecstatically red. ‘»The State (I’m In)« sounds like a meeting between Faust's ‘Krautrock' and Mark and The Mysterians. The sister tracks 'In Madrid’ and 'Rainbow Lollipop’ bring Suicide out in to the deep space of Hawkwind. »Rushing Through My Mind« is the best lullaby that Neu never wrote. »Sister Green Eyes« is Air’s »Sexy Boy« filtered through the most romantic radio show of the Middle East.
‘In other words I can not get enough of Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation and I love it. If they keep this up they will soon be labeled a drug....
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It feels like Josephine Öhrn + The Liberation has been around a long time, but it's actually not even a year since his debut Horse Dance came.
The sequel shows up even now is actually a minor sensation. Other plate is traditionally much more time to cobble together, after you have emptied the store of song ideas before the debut. Horse Dance was also acclaimed, which may have increased the pressure further.
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation seems to have turned any pressure to their advantage. Greatly.
Everything - and I mean all - the Mirage's seven voyages better. The Flood-scented production is magnificent. The songs feels incredibly elaborate and more as a unit than on the debut. Josefin Öhrn also has fully found his voice and feels extremely stable...
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