So, this is going to be an interesting one.
Again I won’t pretend I know more than I do. Scandinavian producer chap release well reviewed singles, gets criticised for sounding like elevator music and then drops ‘Johnny and Mary’ cover with Bryan Ferry and everyone starts paying attention.
If truth be told, if it wasn’t for that cover then we probably wouldn’t be here with this as album of the month. If you’re expecting 10 tracks out of the Johnny and Mary mould then you may be disappointed. What you do get is a relatively odd mix of tracks, all instrumental other than the cover. Some stand by themselves as tracks but all do meld together as an album.
If you can approach this as a complete work rather than singles & album tracks then I think it hangs together well. It makes me smile. It ticks all the boxes in terms of being playable whenever (work, evening, in the car, Silvia likes to dance to it). I’d say get right in and spend some time with it. It does give a lot back.