Monday, September 8, 2008

Fredrik — Na Na Ni

Fredrik is yet another fine Swedish musical export. Na Na Ni is another beautifully packed release from The Kora Records. And the sextet's music is another superb example of post-millennial folk.

But Fredrik certainly shouldn't be written off for being "just another" anything... Their debut is a gorgeous collection—understatedly luscious melodies framed with lushly layered analog and synthetic sounds. A subtle but brilliant take on British Isle-style folk rock, Na Na Ni sometimes sounds like an Unhalfbricking produced by Jim O'Rourke. It all sound like a bunch of cardigan-ed young intellectuals out in the Nordic wilderness with literary journals and laptops...or something...

Here, see hear for yerself:

"Black Fur" (download)








"Alina's Place"








"1986"








"Na Na Ni"









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