-- the project of Malmo Sweden's husband and wife duo Ebba and Michel Gustafsson Agren -- has created a refreshingly raw and open album. Emotions are on the surface and voiced with passion and honesty. If one just read the lyrics, they could have the impression that they were sitting in a room with the author listening to her confidential thoughts about her young marriage. However, the arrangements are detailed and cinematically dynamic without being lush, which prevents the focus on the band's relationship from inducing claustrophobia. It is the couple's third album, and it is clear to us that they are hitting their stride with this complete and consistent set of songs.
There is a magic to well written and performed music with power, and Marriage is powerful when it is dreamy, powerful when it is soft, and powerful when it is loud. It is out now via Stockholm's Rama Lama Records.
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