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Solvor Vermeer – The Beaming Light

May 11, 2010 by  

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Solvor Vermeer – The Beaming Light

NAME: Solvor Vermeer
EP: The Beaming Light
YEAR: 2010 (April 26th)
LABEL: Lazy Acre
RATING: 4/5

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Beautiful restrained folk from Norway.

LOCATION: Oslo, Norway

LINE UP: Solvor Vermeer (vocals & everything else)

WHAT’S THE STORY?: Singer/songwriter Vermeer sweeps onto the folk scene with this EP in quite a beautiful fashion; light, deft, aching vocals permeate the EP, partnering wonderfully restrained strings and acoustic instruments – and the sum of the parts make quite a lush whole. ‘Pocketful Of Memories’ is broad yet fragile, with a lovely wash of layers including strings and brushed percussion and piano. It reminds me of a folklore snow queen, majestically gliding effortlessly through a wintry mountainside forest on a reindeer-pulled sled. Which is quite a feat… especially as the press release says that the EP was made with Bloksberg in mind (OK thicko’s, Bloksberg is the mythical forest where the witches live). The set ends with the delicate tenderness of ‘The Beaming Light’, a fitting and gorgeous end to a wonderful experience. But will this restrained and kempt sound transfer to a full blown album well? Here’s to hoping…

SOUNDS LIKE: an obvious talent that should be very popular, very soon. You can definitely hear the care and consideration taken in the writing of all four tracks. Every note seems to be pondered and measured, and it makes for a full and rich adventure.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: wintry landscapes, otherworldly beauty and good old fashioned well made tunes for all the family.

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