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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Amaterasu is the debut album from David Fridlund, namesake and frontman for revered Swedish guitar-and-piano pop powerhouse David & The Citizens, and one of the most prolific and respected songwriters in Scandinavia. Reco... more »
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Amaterasu is the debut album from David Fridlund, namesake and frontman for revered Swedish guitar-and-piano pop powerhouse David & The Citizens, and one of the most prolific and respected songwriters in Scandinavia. Recording Amaterasu David was joined by acclaimed vocalist and long-time partner Sara Culler and enlisted his brother Joel as producer and engineer. David Fridlund?s exquisitely crafted pop will find favor with fans of Ben Folds, Patrick Wolf, Ida, The Decemberists, Palace Brothers, and Bright Eyes.
I need to buy 2 copies more often
J. Klein | SF, CA | 12/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You see, I only sat down to listen to this because I accidentally bought a second copy from the Amoeba clearence bin. I wanted to determine which of my friends might enjoy Fridlund most. Turns out, I think all of them would.
Fridlund presents a mix of piano-driven cabaret-ish tunes (think Dresden Dolls meets Vince Guaraldi), piano ballads, and quiet chamber-folk. There are several standout songs, but these are my faves: "November," a pretty John Denver-Bright Eyes acoustic guitar piece that bursts into a crescendo of brass, chimes and kettle drums; "Then I Will Miss You" with its "River Man" (Nick Drake) verse and Last of the Mohicans score chorus; and the Ben Folds-meets-Decemberists 4/4 stomp of "White Van." The album as a whole is strikingly well-sequenced, with each song a fresh departure from the one before it.
This is certainly one of my new favorites of 2005. Fans of Sufjan Stevens and Belle & Sebastian, in addition to the aforementioned artists, should pay heed!"
David Fridlund and Sara Culler are great
George Culler | Plano, TX USA | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you loved Until the Sadness is Gone, you'll love this cd. David is such a great singer and songwriter and Sara's vocals are beautiful. Everyone has to buy this CD. Go Sis."