Friday, January 29, 2016

Norway's Spring Vibes Arkestra cast some experimental psych vibes on new album - listen

Words: Ellie Ward

'Late Nights & Lazy Afternoons', is the new album released tomorrow (January 29) by Spring Vibes Arkestra, and follows their previous releases 'Concrete Beats & Cosmic Breaks Vol.1 and Vol.2.'

The Norwegian Oslo-based trio start off with "Summer Heat' with some psych vibes not too dissimilar from an early TOY. From here the record delves into some interesting experimental areas, using a diverse array of instrumentation from the usual guitars and bass to bongos, djembe, bulbul tarang (an Indian string instrument).

The result is ten tracks that are subtle, shimmering and unusual as they traverse across neo-psych, retro jazz/ soul terrain.

Little Indie favourite tracks: 'Summer Heat', 'Magic', 'Space Jazz Guru', 'Polo Shirts Meet Polka Dot Skirts'.

Spring Vibes Arkestra are: Goran Conradsen - vocals, guitars, bass, bulbul tarang, programming; Siri Katinka Valdez - vocals; Jon Dahl Tveter - bongos, djembe, maracas, tambourine

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