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Friday, Sep 19 2014 | 06:30
Image: 1591141 Playground Music present the The Veil the third album from Swedish troupe Simian Ghost.

Sebastian Arnström. At first a solo project, Sebastian's debut album under this
moniker, Infinite Traffic Everywhere, was released on Playground Music in Sweden
during the winter of 2010 to great enthusiasm and critical acclaim.It topped the critics
chart in their home country and was voted record of the year by the readers at Shortly after the release of the debut, a live trio with Sebastian's little
brother Erik Klinga and his high school friend Mathias Zachrisson joining the band.
This trio, tight musically and personally, spent the early part of the year touring
Sweden and sharing stages with the likes of Mount Kimbie, SBTRKT and Niki
and the Dove amongst others.
Simian Ghost's third album is indeed a full-length one, comprising of no less than 18
beautiful tracks. The two singles released before the album, "A Million SHining
Colours" and Echoes of Songs (For Trish Keenean) got raving reviews and loads of
blog love.
Singer Sebastian Arnström about the album: "The main difference between the last
album we did and this one is the amount of time and effort we put into it. The last
album we did during a couple of summer months, taking breaks to go swimming and
so on. This time we really isolated ourselves, sitting in our cellar room with a couple of
cheap microphones and lot's of instruments.
We've continued working with focus on the album format. We like great songs, but we
love great records. It's a bit longer and more ambitious. Thematically the records
deals a lot with alienation, from a society who's ideals we have less and less in
common with and ultimately from the popular idea of real reality. At the same time
much of it is very naive and direct, and the lyrics keeps getting a lot simpler and more
These last years have been very weird, lots of stuff has happened, both good and
very bad. What we do is pretty self-aware and we like to toy around with genres and
genre bound expectations.
We love to balance what we do on that fine point between irony and total gravity.
We're inspired by great musicians like Brian Wilson, Gershwin and Debussy, but also
by a lot of modern popular and alternative music, like The Flaming Lips, Deerhunter
and Broadcast. We're very much into ambient music and noise, as well as sweet 70's
funk and soul. We try to find a path somewhere in the middle of it all."

”Simian Ghost is by far one of Sweden’s most interesting pop acts to come out this
year” Noisey

”The result is a stylish coming together of all the debut’s promise with added
sophistication and maturity” The Telegraph

”The trio has conjured something close to Broadcast’s signature sound without
abandoning their own, flushing out the floaty futuristic soundscape with the softhewn
harmonies that are Simian Ghost’s greater strength” Stereogum

1. Float
2. Cut-Off Point
3. A Million Shining Colours
4. Echoes of Songs (For Trish Keenan)
5. August Sun
6. The Ocean Is a Whisper
7. I Will Speak Until I'm Done
8. Secret Meadow
9. Fight Even
10. Hidden in Your Leaves
11. Be a Good Kid
12. Scattered and Careless
13. Never Really Knew
14. Strange Light
15. The River Ouse
16. Endless Chord
17. Summer Triptych
18. The Veil

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