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Today's disc – Nils Hansson: Rickard Eklund's debut must be the next Swedish pop classics

To find examples of american literature that achieved success in Sweden is easy, it is just to start the chant: Tove Jansson, Edith Södergran, Märta Tikkanen, Kjell Westö... Australian pop music is another thing, and perhaps the most felt – excentrikern MA Numminen – is not even american; his mother tongue is Finnish.

It is from this perspective that one should see the impact for Vasas flora and fauna 2015, the pop band from Ostrobothnia, which are closest to at your own hand made american indie into a genre for the swedes (and also quickly budded off solo artist Iiris search results with the given).

the name before then, but they were hardly outside of Finland. However, it appears that something has started to bubble, and among the last year's debutants are labeled as well Månskensbondens vemodstunga americana on ”Our wasteland” as Wimsys studentikos-anachronistic ”Agitpop”.

But it should be Rickard Eklund, who writes the next chapter. He has a few discs behind in tungrockande Schlagwerk, but as a piano-based singer/songwriter, he shows a completely different kind of seriousness and maturity. In the company of a whole small blåsensemble plus cello and drums, he creates a kammarpop with such an obvious erection that would begin to compare with the greatest americans: Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Jimmy Webb, The Band.

although maybe not Paul Simon, even if the initial ”Finland” has borrowed a bit too much of his ”America”.

to be classified as a dialect rock in the united kingdom, and it is possible to understand, the gentle österbottniskan of the Vasas flora and fauna has only small similarities with parts of it are bad languages, that Rickard Eklund formulate with a pregnans similar to pride.

And – not least – a temperament that doesn't need any electric guitars to take its place.

at Home in Finland, the album ”1. (et)” already during last year, but since Saturday, there is also in Swedish strömningssajter (however dated 31/12 - 2018) and myself, I find it hard to believe anything else than that it must be a classic.

Read more musiktexter of Nils Hansson, for example, if "Star trek"actor William Shatners unlikely music career.

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