Review of Our House Is On The Wall [12k1061]

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The Swedish duo of David Wenngren (who also records as Library Tapes) and his partner, Ylva Wiklund, work distant, echoing vocals around attenuated drones that might originate in piano (Wenngren’s favoured instrument) or guitar notes. There’s something of the warm, fuzzed-over quality of early Múm to Murralin Lane that situates this partly comforting, partly disquieting album between the autumnal and the wintry. Wenngren and Wiklund’s great strength is their willingness to occlude the beauty of some of their compositions – as on the Grouper-like ‘When I Told You’, which swathes itself in chapels of reverb.

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