BOBBY & BLUMM: Everybody Loves… (Morr Music)


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Bobby & Blumm: Everybody Loves…

Everybody Loves…
Morr Music 2008
13Tracks. 43mins00secs

A leader of a pop-camp for teenage girls in Sweden by day, Ellinor Blixt (aka Bobby) teams up with Germany’s F.S. Blumm for Everybody Loves…, a small clutch of tracks recorded some fifty kilometres north of Berlin in a cabin near the edge of a forest.

The album evokes a tapestry of visions: the playful though subdued approach to harmony and layering stirs up warmth and violet sunsets while the echoes of beaten vibraphone and thumb piano nudging up against soft blades of guitar as they linger and roll slowly in a hazy ambience reminds of a Vermont spring. Fastidiously evolving harmonies are pegged down by percussive dappling and sporadic guitar plucking lends an earthier tone to many pieces. Taken together, the record acts like one hefty, downy mattress of sonic residues. As with Blixt’s voice, the music is honeyed and full of light.

Too many elements seem ground away into this soupy haze, however. Sounds often mushroom out of the speakers and simply die away without establishing significant connections. Sound demarcations aren’t always clear or intricately managed, with the virtuosity and ability of F.S. Blumm to develop ideas and play off repetition being tempered, if not lost entirely, by the shine and all-pervading vocals of Blixt. Bobby and Blumm are not without their appealing elements, but further negotiations are needed.


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