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Fredrik - The Shape and Colour of Things Gone Blind
Published:
Mar 22, 2011
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It's not easy to describe Fredrik's upcoming LP FLORA in one simple word. It's a majestic album, one that could be playing as you find yourself lost in a deep, enchanting forest, surrounded by creatures and scenery that come to life. It's just the right amount of haunting and eccentric, and you'll definitely want to listen to it all in one sitting. The album is set to be released April 12, but we were lucky enough to preview a track as Song of the Day on Indie Shuffle. Now, we're coming at you with a full album preview!

This Swedish trio mixes ominous beats with intense, harmonious voices to make a moving album that is very hard to compare to any other band. Some of the more electronic tracks like "Vattenfront" and "The Shape and Colour of Things Gone Blind" bear a resemblance to Radiohead. Yet the majority of the album is unlike most heard before, which is understandable after reading on the band's website that they "create music in a secluded 19th-century garden shack with the help of "˜darkness, voices, quiet instruments, curiosity, nightmares, melodies and terrible weather.'"

After reading that Fredrik makes their music in a tucked away garden, similarities to the instruments they use and the sounds of nature is the best comparison I can draw from the new LP.  "Chrome Cavities" and "Inventress of Ill (and Everything)" are two of the most eerie and nature-inspired tracks. They are two of the only songs where you actually hear the trio singing, and are both sinister yet charming, reminiscent of a fairy tale.

FLORA is bound to give you goosebumps every time you listen. It's bone-chilling and electrifying in the best possible way, and will definitely have you planning your next big adventure into the wilderness.
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