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The Andersen Tapes: As I write “Today” ten times (2011), Fraction Discs

 

Decir que As I write “Today” ten times (2011) es el disco de debut de Amanda Aldervall es un poco arriesgado. En realidad Amanda es una chica veterana ya en estas lides que se inició en el mundillo musical en los primeros años de la década de los dos mil, con Free Loan Investments. Formó parte de otros proyectos hasta que en 2008 la discográfica Cloudberry Records le editó su primer single comoThe Andersen Tapes. En este disco de debut, se resumen más o menos lo que han sido sus últimos cinco años compositivamente hablando, y el resultado no puede ser más agradable: a la dulce voz de Amanda se le unen los acompañamientos Pop precisos. Instrumentación adecuada y arreglos justos. Si la semana pasada posteábamos a Two if by Sea como referentes del Pop más dulce y de mirada caleidoscópica, con The Andersen Tapes tenemos que referirnos en términos semejantes. Amelia Fletcher no es la única en facturar Pop delicado con toques Twee y bellas melodías. Temas como Clap Clap Clap, Smartypants, Visual explanations, Cross country, The problem is the solution, Turn to speak… no hacen reconfortarnos con nosotros mismos y con el Pop de toda la vida. La fórmula perfecta que muchos grupos suecos parecen redescubrir constantemente pero que no nos cansamos de disfrutar. As I write “Today” ten times ha sido publicado por el sello sueco Fraction Discs, responsable, entre otros de The Electric Pop Group, Celestial, Happydeadmen, Liechtenstein… es decir, garantía de calidad y compromiso con el buen Jangle-Pop.

The Andersen Tapes – As I write “Today” ten times (2011)

“The indiepop year 2010 has barely come to an end up when it’s time to kickstart 2011 with the much longed-for debut album by The Andersen Tapes! The woman behind the project, Amanda Aldervall, was part of the Swedish indiepop scene during the early ‘00s, when she started the band Free Loan Investments together with Roger Gunnarsson (Nixon, The Garlands, Cloetta Paris). After releasing a few singles and a mini album, and playing a few live shows in the UK and the US, the band split up. During this period Amanda also released two singles as The Busy Band – a duo consisting of her and Samuel Petersson (The State Of Samuel, Goblin Universe). Then five years followed… and it was a big surprise when vital American indiepop label Cloudberry released the debut single by The Andersen Tapes, “Smartypants”, in 2008.
We were thrilled to learn that Amanda had been recording songs during this whole period and the result, ”As I Write ’Today’ Ten Times”, is ten amazing pop gems that sum up the years 2005-2010. Those familiar with the earlier projects of Amanda are also familiar with her ability to write catchy pop songs. The Andersen Tapes is no exception, but these songs display a greater variation in expression and instrumentation. From the infectious “Clap Clap Clap” and “Cross Country” to the dreamy vocal harmonies of “Riksgränsen” and the guitar symphony “The Problem Is The Solution” we are taken along on a pop journey where handclaps, keyboards and melodica brighten the guitar pop of The Andersen Tapes.
”As I Write ’Today’ Ten Times” is both serious and playful, vivid and dreamy, without for a moment giving an ambivalent impression. On the contrary, this is a work that grows for every time you listen to it, a work that promises future great achievements. We dare forecast a new exciting indiepop year 2011, and this debut album, and the fact that The Andersen Tapes will play the eminent London popfest in February, constitute the first signs” (fractiondiscs.se)

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24 febrero, 2011 Posted by | The Andersen Tapes | Deja un comentario

   

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