UNCUT - - New Al­bums - GREG COChRANE

Tank Town STRANGERS CANdY 6/10 Dis­lo­cated Scan­di­na­vian dream-pop de­but

Matl­ida Mård swapped Stock­holm for the less fraught sur­round­ings of the in­dus­trial town Bor­länge to make her first LP. In her head, though, she was in­hab­it­ing “Tank Town”, a metaphor­i­cal place that cap­tured a feel­ing of be­ing stuck in the past, not par­tic­i­pat­ing in the present. That de­tach­ment runs through this qui­etly af­fect­ing col­lec­tion. The sparse, soft elec­tronic beds and trem­bling gui­tar­work ache with dis­lo­ca­tion. So too does Mård’s voice, par­tic­u­larly on The xx-y stand­out “Bony Shel­ter”. Not un­like the Lost In Trans­la­tion sound­track – 15 years old now – she makes un­be­long­ing, cheer­less as it can be, feel ro­man­tic.

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