Hear The Track HereAnother review request now from the Rebel Riffs blog, this time a track from another unknown (to me) band from Scandinavia, Denmark to be precise. The question is just how many unknown musicians do these northern European countries contain. I suspect several million because since I have been online some of the best musicians I have found have been from this small group of countries. It was even more so back in the early MOD days but that was before the Americans/Canadians really got the musical internet bit between their teeth. These days it's a fairly even field, there isn't any particular area that is more fruitful than the other, and that's a really good thing.
So, snowgear on? Ski's ready? Then let's be off... Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Deflatables are a two piece band, Benjamin plays instruments and messes with electronics. Thomas sings and plays instruments and Superstar is but one of their tracks on offer. Apparently, according to the blurb, it features finger picked guitars with 'Weltschmerz'. Imagining that the band were about to put me on to some new way of playing only to discover that this meant world weary and you KNOW I have enough of that for everybody. Tasteful and refined are two words I have often applied to music coming from Scandinavian countries, something they seem to soak up with their mothers milk.
It is no use, therefore, to go looking for things wrong with the track - there just won't be. It's a hallmark and one I have become well aware of. Therefore, the only thing you have to decide is whether you like it. Actually, scrub that, listen to the track and you will like it, it's that kind of track. Beautifully put together, and as complex as a Swiss (Ed: not Scandinavians) watch, Superstar is the kind of track that insinuates itself into the very core of your being if you let it - and you will let it. If tracks like this are an indication of what 2011 has in store for us, look out world.
Well smart Weltschmerz. MUST HAVE indie.