1 May 2019

Nojes Guiden reviews Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation's Sacred Dreams

They say:

Monotonin's suggestive power has always been central to  Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation , and it has become increasingly multifaceted and multicolored. They no longer need to force with muscle power and volume to achieve their powerful energy, and the new possibilities make full use of it. Instead of alarming, they whisper, as in hypnotic Only Lovers , who build their strength entirely on a lone silent guitar figure. 

The band's former psychedelic flirts are still traces of it, with instead of switching over to Interstellar Overdrive exits that they are now handled low-key and subtle for example in Let It Come . 

But it is with the new electronic dimensions that Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation celebrates the greatest triumphs. In Can Feel It is a pure Studio 54 disco hit, in the form of a respectfully updated variant of the krautdigital dance music that Giorgio Moroder achieved for Donna Summer 1977, and Desire is as smart a dance-friendly one . 

Some pure Velvet Underground moments are of course also here, shame would be it otherwise. Hey Little Boy is their own I'll Be Your Mirror , and the album's hardest moment Baby Come On takes the same bands Run Run Run on a ride with Spacemen 3. 

With such a comprehensive palette, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation has created its most powerful album so far. However, judging from where this breadth, dynamism and desire can bear, there is every reason to believe that it will already be surpassed by the band's next.

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