Out in Denmark 01.07.2013 – on Hybris
One of the fascinating things about putting puzzles together is the feeling of getting all the pieces to fit so that not only the physical but also the visual images fit together. Swedish Postiljonen earlier (July 1st) released their debut album “Skyer” – We are talking genuine dream pop from the three band-members Mia Bøe, Daniel Sjörs and Joel Nyström Holm – 10 tracks in 35 minutes testifies short numbers, but this is not necessarily a negative thing!
Dreampop with capital D!
The record indeed starts out sovereign with numbers like “Help” and “We Raise Our Hearts” which starts the journey of dreams without waiting at the gate. The album as a whole is a long pastel travel accompanied by synthesizers as the loud friend in the seat next to you in the flight. It is quite obvious that they are inspired by the 80s and concern resolve pop on the dial which also has space for the edited cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”, which however, has been renamed in this new version as “All That We Had is Lost”. Here the fast-paced pop is replaced with something like a ambient dream universe, which actually fits superb with the rest of the tracks.
For fans of French M83 there will certainly also be segments to retrieve. First single “Supreme” With its 55,000 views also proves that we are dealing with a song which could be one of this summer’s beach hits – even with a catchy guitar solo included. The numbers as a whole are well produced, but it seems increasingly as if the virtual image is missing. The Puzzle pieces fit perfectly together, but the final image is missing some wildness. You almost get the feeling that the numbers are TO perfect, TO well-produced.
As a whole, the album offers you a fantastic dream trip, but unfortunately lacks the catchy number – the accrued travel experience that again and again can be discussed and talked about at the dinner table. Returning to my puzzle – when all the pieces are assembled the end result, however, is a bit monotonous and without quirks.