ALBUM DIESEL, ETERNITY RELEASE:
MAY 5, 2003 REVIEW: JUNE 3, 2003
so it is time for former vocalist of Swedish alternative pop act Fidget
- Nina Natri - to step into the stage light again. This time around, she
doesn’t do it accompanied by distorted guitar sound, though. No,
this time her laid back and somewhat passive-aggressive voice is heard
against a backdrop of mixed playful electronic melodies, dub and disco.
If "Music Box" had been released in the winter, I probably wouldn’t
have listened to it a lot. Now I do. The sound and songs of Homy breathe
summer and demands to be played loud on every party you attend this time
of year. They probably will, too, and a good thing that is. Homy - Nina
Natri, Anders Lennartsson and Jesper Hörberg (from synthpop act Saft)
- make wonderful tunes that heighten the sense of sun and fun - somewhat
in the vein of other Swedish act Dub Sweden. It doesn’t matter that
the dub of Homy sounds somewhat stale and artificial - the songs manage
to produce nodding heads and smiles anyway.
too bad that "Music Box" doesn’t leave more of an impression
on the listener. Apart from small MTV-hit "Bus Stop" only "Beck
& Call" and "Cannonball Queen" (with French rapper
Chilly Dog) manage to stick. But still a nice record to play at your barbecue
or late night garden disco.