Occasionally whining does pay off. Some friendly bloke read my frustrations concerning the decision of not releasing the recent Larsen & Furious Jane album Zen Sucker on CD, and he has been so kind mailing me the songs as a small consolation. My expectations were, judging from the 3 promo tracks (posted below), that it most likely would be an album requiring quite some work getting into. And in that regard the album is not a disappointment, as it’s certainly not a “packed with easy listening pop songs to please the commercial radio stations" kind of album. Instead it’s grand, beautiful, dark, complex and very reluctant to fit into any kind of genre, as even shoegaze fans will find something to cheer about on this album. Me? I will continue to listen as something deep inside me is convinced that this could very well be one of the true gems of the year.
Update: the links should be working now...
+ Dancing Bear