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The Grand Opening

Don't Look Back Into The Darkness

Do you have to be Swedish to cast such deep melancholy in music so accurately and so beautifully? The one-man project The Grand Opening by the Stockholm multi-instrumentalist John Roger Olsson proves impressively on his fourth album that he is rightly counted among the finest representatives of this art. Being mentioned directly alongside American Music Club, Talk Talk, Red House Painters and The Blue Nile - as happens in the British music press - is certainly flattering. The recordings for the album began in 2012 with sessions featuring a rotating cast, but the search for the right direction was difficult. Finally, John Roger Olsson locked himself up in his new studio in Stockholm and, inspired by ideas and chords that had occupied him for a long time, recorded the album in four days.

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In The Midst Of Your Drama

    "In The Midst Of Your Drama", the new album by The Grand Opening, is dramatic and compelling and singer and songwriter John Roger Olsson's strongest work to date. On previous albums the focus has been to combine and integrate acoustic pop songs with ambient landscapes this third outing however shows a new side of The Grand Opening. There is a real band feel to the recording. Rich instrumentation, strong choruses and beautiful backing vocals by Jens Pettersson and Anna Ödlund.

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    Don't Drop Off

      Another great single from Tapete Records, the label that brought us The Horror The Horror. "Don't Drop Off" is a wonderful slice of simmering pop cool that hints at 80s indie without actually sounding like anything in particular. The track drifts along effortlessly as guitars and drums intertwine under an understated vocal melody. Another winner from Tapete!


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