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The project of Sawyer L Gebauer, Brittsommar are a unique sounding proposition. Locations are a little confused, but we think he's originally from Sweden and has recorded in Berlin. The first Brittsommar album 'Day Of Living Velvet' was made there, in an abandoned synagogue, but forthcoming second album 'The Machine Stops' was recorded in the US with a host of musicians from Europe and America and is due for release on April 4th, preceded by current single 'Tell Me', an unusual piece of dark folk.
One for fans of Nick Cave and other deep-voiced gloom-mongers, 'Tell Me' is all baritone vocals set to a jangly beat that makes for a strange contradiction. The whole song is seemingly at odds with itself; a mixture of this spooky and disturbed mood with certain jaunty aspects, it's not quite like anything we've heard so far. Lyrics like "is the moon really there when you're not looking?" only serve to make this track all the more fascinating and in a world of its own.
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