The first solo offering from Erlend Oye, one half of Norwegian folksters Kings Of Convenience throws up many troubling questions.
Namely, is this not actually a KoC track in all but name? And more pertinently, what quite is the purpose of this exercise? Its certainly not to bring new, enthralling music to the masses. Indeed, its a very gentle, languid, lamentive strum backed with some inoffensive bass, chimes and synths, but hardly a step out of previous territories. If you were being harsh you would dismiss this as a particularly lazy remix of a KoC track. Then you remember that they've already released a remix album, purporting to a further question of; what exactly is this?
"Why did you come at all?" sighs Erlend. That, my friend, is another question I can't answer.
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