Release Date: Jul 29, 2013
Record label: Ais
Swedish trio Postiljonen’s music is strictly mood music. Their sound is a swirling breeze of lissom smooth electro pop that is as alluring as it is dreamy. Their debut album Skyer is an example of Postiljonen’s desire to conjure up moods and feelings through their soft-focus sounds. There’s very much naïve purity to Postiljonen’s music; there’s no overarching message or concept here.
Following the release of a slew of critically acclaimed singles, the Stockholm, Sweden-based trio of Mia Brox Bøe, Joel Nyström Holm and Daniel Sjörs have delivered one of the year’s essential records. Skyer, the debut album by the balearic, widescreen electro-pop group Postiljonen (roughly translated to “The Postman” from an archaic Swedish word that has since been replaced by “Brevbärare”), conjures up countless images of the “clouds” its Norwegian title refers to. The promotional team at Best Fit Recordings perfectly summed up the essence of the band; this truly is “summery dreampop for lazy days and dreamy nights.
Despite their Scandinavian roots, hotly tipped trio Postiljonen aren't exactly what you'd call a winter band. The airy soundscapes and melting synth lines of the trio's debut long-player swoon to the romantic, carefree chords of a late summer evening that stretches on until dawn..
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opinion byJEAN-LUC MARSH The Kingdom of Sweden has an illustrious history in the production of pop music dating back to the meteoric rise of ABBA in the seventies. In the years since, throngs of Swedish musicians have invaded the genres of pop and electronica, and amidst contemporary performers such as Robyn, Lykke Li, and most recently, Icona Pop, any emerging Scandinavian pop act faces stiff competition both to produce material up to par with the Nordic standard and to differentiate itself from the pack. In an arena already full of such talent, any neophyte runs the risk of simply being swept aside by the more established artists.