MORBID LATENIGHT SHOW
ALBUM EMI RELEASE: 1998 (NORWAY), MARCH 29, 1999 (SWEDEN), APRIL 20, 1999 (NORTH AMERICA), SUMMER, 1999 (SOME OTHER TERRITORIES) REVIEW: JUNE 1, 1999
1999 is apparently the year of young female Norwegian pop stars. Lene
Marlin has been occupying the radio waves for some time already. And
then there is Bertine Zetlitz. Her album and singles from 1998 is now released throughout the world. If you live in Sweden, you might have heard her in a SJ (a railroad company) TV commercial.
"Morbid Latenight Show"
is a collection of lush electronic pop songs. Elements of club culture and
coctail jazz have been elegantly fused into the straight melodic pieces
with Zetlitz' classically beautiful voice carrying the whole thing. Bel
Canto floats somewhere in the background and gives the music a mystical
Listening to "Morbid Latenight Show" is definitely a pleasant experience.
It does tend to get a bit shallow in the long run, though, not unlike a
light version of Björk.