We Be­come Our­selves Con­trol Freak Kit­ten Records

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSICREVIEWS -

★★★ First things first: hav­ing a song on your al­bum called Use My Body While It’s Still Young doesn’t bode well. Lin­guis­tic sub­tleties may not be Stock­holm­based Rebekka Karijord’s forte, but the Nor­weigian’s mu­sic fares a lot bet­ter. Hav­ing spent time as a sound­track com­poser, Karijord takes a min­i­mal­is­tic ap­proach on her third al­bum, al­though the fragility of these songs be­comes a lit­tle oner­ous af­ter a while. Still, the skele­tal frames of these 10 songs al­lows Karijord’s quirky, crys­talline voice the free­dom to swoop and soar over Oh Brother and dance lithely over the sharp vi­o­lin squeaks of Mul­ti­coloured Hum­ming­bird. Think Bat for Lashes, Natalie Mer­chant and Cat Power, with the hiss and crackle of tape record­ing and an ex­tra help­ing of pe­cu­liar­­bekkakar­i­ LAUREN MUR­PHY Down­load: Mul­ti­coloured Hum­ming­bird, Oh Brother

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