New stuff from Twice A Man
The Swedish duo from Twice A Man has already been active since the late 80s. Having released an impressive number of albums the duo Dan Söderqvist – Karl Gasleben has been mainly active in composing music for exhibitions, performances and other work for film and television. “Icicles” takes some distance with the aforementioned and more conceptual releases although the sound of this album would perfectly fit to a new visual concept. There’s a strong visual appeal emerging from this album.
The songs are quite moody and often very melancholic. The guitar parts are quite impressive for empowering a kind of psychedelic touch. Electronic and piano sounds are full of delicacy adding a very refined touch to the composition. The global atmospheric part of this album definitely brings an intriguing style. I can’t compare “Icicles” to any other album, but I think it’s not that strange to get The Northern Territories coming to mind. Both bands are from Sweden and they deal with a similar melancholic genre. Songs like “Everything Is Possible”, “Tranquil Moonlit Lake”, “Where Are You Now” and “Moon” are the most essential pieces from this release. The song “Where Are You Now” was originally written in 1991, but finally achieved in 2010. It sounds a bit unbelievable, but it tends to prove that a song can finally evolve like a red wine into a real ‘grand cru’. “Icicles” sounds that melancholic and at the same time that refreshing in the wide fields of pop music!
Band: www.twiceaman.com / www.myspace.com/twiceaman