Midway through DiS’s two-week attempt to simultaneously indulge and break down the framework of musical stereotype that has somehow resulted in 'Nordic' becoming a viable critical adjective, Efterklang’s keyboardist Anna Bronsted releases the most Nordic record of all time.»
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our broken garden return with their new album 'golden sea' on bella union. hailing from denmark, our broken garden is the sound of sometime efterklang keyboardist anna bronsted's bewitching voice and songs, with sren bigum's guitars and moogie johnson's bass, plus assorted musical friends. our broken garden's debut album, 'when your blackening shows', arrived in september 2008 and signalled anna's connection to water with various nautical references in her lyrics, and a deeply atmospheric, drifting ebb and flow to the sound - with a serene, torchy anna resembling a modern day siren at its heart. 'golden sea' is a substantial step forward. there's more drama and rhythm this time round and anna's song-writing has evolved significantly - 'in the lowlands' has an overriding sense of blissed-out serenity sense while 'nightsong' is more haunted. 'share' and 'warriors of love' are more typically dreamy numbers before the devastating finale 'the dark red roses' where mournful strings preface one of anna's most stunning vocals.
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