Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mikael Persson - Man with hound

Mikael Persson - Man with hound (2012) Paraply Records
Produced by Peter Holmstedt
Tracks : 1.Man with hound by his cottage 2.What a wonderful world 3.Some 50 roads 4.Sweetest smile
3,5 out of 5

It´s not often when you get to hear a rootsy folk rock album with a big sound but Swedish artist Mikael Persson and producer Peter Holmstedt truly nailed it, mostly albums in this genre are quite naked and rather basic but the sound of this new EP "Man with hound" is just lovely. The music is also varied where the EP opens with the upbeat "Man with hound by his cottage" that can be described as a mix between Irish Folk music and old school country and western. The 2nd track "What a wonderful" is slightly prog-ish that bring thoughts to Peter Gabriel, pay attention to the brilliant fretless bass work. The 3rd track "Some 50 roads" is a laid back Crash Test Dummies-like song, it´s ok but check out Mikael Persson vocal performance on "Sweetest smile". He´s a deadringer for Leonard Cohen on this one, great song.
Also available with M.Persson is the debut album "Moving with Mrs. Carter".

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