LORELEI DE LUX
ALBUM NANGIJALA RELEASE: SPRING 1999 REVIEW: MAY 22, 1999
After just a few seconds one can hear that this is something special. A beautiful female voice, that of Therese Nilsson, singing Swedish vocals with a credibility many other synthpop bands lack. Well, I don't really know if synthpop is the right way of describing Lorelei De Lux' music, it's so much more than that. One thing's for sure though, "Tigerkött" is an innovative journey through electronic pop music from start to end. Tor Sigvardson, the man behind the machines, does a very cool appearance in the title track, which fast became my favourite. But there are no bad tracks on the album. On the contrary, I'd say most of the tracks have potential to become your favourite. The music is light and atmospheric with early eighties synthpop roots, but I find it hard to compare Lorelei De Lux to any other band. Maybe they deserve a category of their own.
Finally I must add that with the vocals being sung in Swedish, the album might not appeal as much to foreigners as to Swedes, given the lyrics' very amusing character.