ALBUM SLASK RELEASE: OCTOBER 27, 2000 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 30, 2000
We proudly present to you this year's official autumn release: Lloyd Parker! The jury has chosen this record among dozens of soft, melancholic recordings as the one most efficient in soothing the mind of a stressed out, cold and depressed listener.
The composer of the record, Markus Gylling, has been nominated for this very same autumn award previously, when he released the celebrated "Live in Poland" record with his then band, Doris Days in 1996. At that time, the autumn jury members were crying their hearts out to Mazzy Star, but now Markus is back with a vengeance.
Says one jury member:
- The vocals of singer Marina Andersson are so delicate you fear they'll fall apart if you start talking loud.
- This is one of very few records in this electronic mellow tradition that doesn't either borrow extensively from Portishead or end up totally devoid of identity. Listening to Lloyd Parker is like floating gently among the clouds...
The Release Autumn Music Award Committee would like to clarify that this jury member has not been using drugs. He is merely explaining the calming sensation of listening to Lloyd Parker. At 38 minutes, "Faster" is a concentrated masterpiece of subtle, nuanced electronica with a definite organic feel to it. The early recordings of Stina Nordenstam spring to mind.
The jury recommends that pharmacies stock this product for the purpose of preventing suicides and violence in their local area.