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Boho Dancer – Gemini

Folk-pop Danish trio Boho Dancer, appear to be making quite a name for themselves not only in their native Denmark but across the seas too as they prepare for the release of their debut album ‘Gemini’.

It’s difficult not to be taken aback by this rising group as their enchanting melodies and requiem-style instrumentals can take you on a journey which can only be described as magical. Whether it is the Bjork-like naïve sounds that echo through the songs or the contrasting vibes that the album has to offer; one moment you can be taken into a dark corner of euphoria, and the next your spirits are lifted by its light hearted nature.

Vocally, debut single and first song on the album, ‘Bohemian Child’ impresses as lead singer Ida Wenoe boasts angelic notes which can often leak her endearing Danish roots. It doesn’t take long for the slower-pace intro of the album to gradually build a faster tempo which carries you through intermittently to the end.

The melody changes continuously throughout the album which you can’t tire from. Songs such as ‘Fictional Reasons’ brings fun pop-lead rhythms to the foreground which can soon be overshadowed by the slower bohemian-natured sounds from songs such as ‘Epicene’.

Boho Dancer have shifted the emphasis away from loud dominating instrumentals leaving the vocals a little exposed, which certainly isn’t a bad thing. Using past experiences as a driving force and songwriting influences from the likes of Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, the lyrics explore darker issues and overcoming difficulties which are completed by the intensifying mood of the instrumentals.

This eleven-track album of original sounds are addictive, haunting and emotional, leaving you utterly impressed that just three talented individuals can produce something so big and explosive.

[Rating:4]

‘Gemini’ will be on sale from Monday 2nd September 2013.

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