Background/Info: This is the fifth full length album from Swedish musician Erik Lindestad as The Land Below. The work features ten songs.
Content: The Land Below takes us away on an electro-pop trip, which is mainly characterized by the artist’s high timbre of voice together with sweet and ambient/space-like electro-pop music. All songs have a relaxing and dreamy sensation. I noticed a few cuts carried by deeper bass lines while the last song is a pure ballad styled composition played with guitar.
+ + + : “The Sleep You Lost” is the right work to take a break and relax; it’s a perfect cure to recover from stress and all kinds of daily troubles. The songs are an invitation to dream away and imagine living in a peaceful world. That’s why I’m not surprised this artist already wrote some soundtrack music. This is the kind of work accessible for a wider and less underground-minded audience. That’s probably why I prefer a song as “Through The Fire Into You” for its deeper sounding bass line.
– – – : The Land Below sounds sweet like sugar, but too much of that has a rather soporific effect on me. Most of the songs are too mealy.
Conclusion: This is electro-pop music with some extra ambient/dreamy touch on top; music without pretension to bring people moments of Zen.
Best songs: “Through The Fire Into You”, “Empty”.
Label: http://www.futuresoundofstockholm.se /