Stina Nordenstam 'The World Is Saved' LP + 7"

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Stina Nordenstam 'The World Is Saved' LP + 7"

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On vinyl for the first time, this fully-licensed edition of 'The World Is Saved' is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies with full color inner sleeve and an accompanying 7” featuring a remix of ‘Parliament Square’ by The Knife as well as the non-lp track ‘Failure To Fly’.

Stina Nordenstam recorded 6 albums between 1991 and 2004 and in the ten years since 'The World Is Saved' was released to critical acclaim, the famously reclusive Swedish musician has gone quiet. The album found the gifted lyricist in top musical form, combining elements of electronic and acoustic music, pop, and even jazz into her own compelling universe. The songs "shiver with foreboding and uncertainty", as The Guardian (4/5 stars) wrote at the time, and "seem to be the sound of her tentative progress out of a dark place, disconcerted yet full of wonder." The album reaches a fragile apex in the title track, when she sings 'I clashed with silence / I stumbled and fell / I blinked again, sure / This wasn't hell? / You had to look / In awe and surprise / Yet I'd found nothing / To life but my life / Pouring through me / The world is saved'. "Complex instrumental arrangements abound", Pitchfork (8.6) wrote at the time, "and there are plenty of moments where wry humor and sobering truths flourish, but space and silence dominate." Ten years later, the album still sounds timeless and Nordenstam'smelancholic observations of human nature and the complexities of modern life resonate deeply.
 
 


 

 

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