THOMAS DEN­VER JON­S­SON

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The Lake Acts Like an Ocean Kite Records

Funny the hold the US of A holds over Scan­di­na­vian mu­si­cians, par­tic­u­larly the deep thought­ful types like Thomas Den­ver Jon­s­son. This is his third album (the pre­vi­ous two fea­tured the likes of Rosie Thomas and Damien Ju­rado) of whis­pered folky in­ti­ma­cies and rich lyri­cal sketches, en­cased in muted gui­tar-led set­tings that have much in com­mon with such lu­mi­nar­ies of the Amer­i­can indie folk move­ment as South San Gabriel. Neil Young’s more in­tro­spec­tive spirit is also ref­er­enced in the 14 tracks, but it is Jon­s­son’s Swedish fel­low coun­try­man, the di­rec­tor Ing­mar Bergman, who comes most to mind in th­ese del­i­cate re­flec­tions on light and shade (The Border and Like Friends Fall­ing in Love) and quiet unas­sum­ing in­stru­men­tals (Sacha Dis­tel). www.thomas den­ver.com

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