Keywords: Weightlessness, Fragile and De-stressing
Intelligent play. Once buzzwords in the first years of primary school, but now a seal of quality if musical artists possess the ability to play intelligently. With effortless elegance Chorus Grant, the one man army and moniker of Danish singer-songwriter Kristian Finne Kristensen, succeeds with two of the most difficult elements of modern music: Simplicity and authenticity.
Beneath the surface his entire album, his entire space, is as vivid as the stories in one of those lovely american road-movies. The characters are always on the run from something, someone or to a paradise-like somewhere. This journey-like experience through joy and sorrow Chorus Grant manages to compress into fragile lyrics, fluctuating between presence and absence but always with a deeper meaning, always with a layer below – Top these lyrics with carefully chosen organic sounds and you will find the Space he aspires.
While this elegant and de-stressing sound space may be his strength, it may as well be where you find his only weakness. With thirteen tracks the monotone sounds moves on a knife-edge between the insidious boredom and revelation of the music. Therefore, don’t judge it on the first run. Give it time, let it come to life and you will see the endless underlying effects Chorus Grant has hidden beneath the obvious layer.
Overall one of the strongest and most prominent releases of 2014 so far. BUT you have to let the record spin for a while in order to get used to the peaceful universe Chorus Grant has created.
Experience Chorus Grant at both Spot 2014 and Northside 2014.