SISTA MANNEN PÅ JORDEN
LUFT
ALBUM SSC, PLAYGROUND RELEASE: MARCH 27, 2000 REVIEW: MARCH 31, 2000


When you hear Sista mannen pŚ jorden songs you canít help but wonder why front figure Eddie Bengtsson is wasting time making electrified rock as Page (the period after the "Glad" album, that is). It seems Eddie needs to be accompanied by analogue synth warmth and colleague Matts Wiberg in order to produce the best tracks, to display the fantastic melodies hidden within him.
"Luft" kicks off with the title track , a laid-back, atmospheric piece with a particularly cool chorus. "Tittar ner" comes next, and the more danceable, pop touched electronics featured here must be some of Bengtssonís best work to date. Iím impressed by the duoís way of varying their songs, but at the same time stay within their "genre". Itís quite astonishing that just analogue synthesizers and a sometimes fragile, sometimes powerful voice can generate so much emotion, mostly melancholia.
"Luft" is skilled song writing, bleeps, sweeps, genius melodies and sensitive vocals in sweet harmony. Itís also a twelve track soundtrack to abandoned astronauts lost in space.

NIKLAS FORSBERG


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