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Sondre Lerche - Please


posted by Emmanuel on 03.04.15 13:16 in Music Reviews Print  

SCORE: 1 HUZZAH!*
As far as pop music is concerned, with all its strengths and limitations, Please is a really consistent record, definitely one of the best from last year, perfectly mixing its expressive content with a much varied approach to sound. He offers the rare example of a songwriter constantly willing to go forward and has perfectly understood the mechanism of pop expressionism. I am really looking forward to hearing what he will bring on next.


OK, the so-called break-up album. Björk just offered us possibly the most enjoyable one, honest, crude, intense, diaristic, extremely moving, and – most importantly perhaps – with no concession to form and material. If it is about giving a voice to one's inner vulnerability, then she did it pretty much like Rousseau, who wrote he had to "invent a language as new as [his] project" of writing about himself in his Confessions. If the nine tracks on Vulnicura are still songs, they offer treasures of invention in structure and arrangements, recalling another solo artist who had to find new ways of dealing with the complexity of his feeling in the same break-up situation, something pop music with its conventions could not offer him anymore. In Blemish, probably his rawest piece of work to date, David Sylvian explored drones and guitar improvisation to find a ground upon which laying down his ...

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* The DPM Rating System
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