Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Moto Boy - Lost In The Call

We all know by now that a significant part of Swedish music has a special thing for melancholic and dreamy melodies, so it should come as no surprise that Oskar Humlebo's second album as Moto Boy is so rich in heart-breaking pop songs that seem always on the verge of falling apart.
With just a few sparse elements - and a very special mention should be made to the wonderful strings section that takes most of these tracks to a whole new and beautiful place -, this is an album that seems like the definition of all things delicate, due to its overall sound and topics addressed. But on the other hand, the songs in here are no less intense because of that, just on the contrary. Each piece oozes emotion in abundance, actually making the experience of hearing Lost In The Call quite a huge one.
True, sometimes you can feel it's all too much, especially when you're not in the mood to be taken by the deep melancholic feelings of a man that seems to have too much of them. Or maybe the concept of expressing too much honest emotions is actually an absurd one that shouldn't really be discussed, and we're all just immersed in a constant state of irony to be fully moved by pureness when have it in our faces. Either way, there's no denying that the nightly atmosphere of this music is all too pretty to ignore. For a complete taste of it, the album is fully available for download here. (7/10)

Moto Boy - Heart Is A Rebel (mp3 via

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