Brilliant album from brilliant artist
Great artist, poor mixing
By Jeremy 36852246
Is there an unprocessed version of this album I can buy? Because I’d buy it.
WMVY has introduced me to Kristian Matsson. Others who have known him aren't sure of the direction of this album. Some say it is overproduced. From what I've listened to, briefly, on the whole it has not grown on me, so far. However, if "Sagres" is a sticking point or fork in the road for traditional Matsson fans, as it is clearly well producted with echo effect and an ethereal feel, as a new fan I can only hope he does more of the same. It is very rare that a song really reasonates and becomes a part of your soul such as "Sagres". More so if one wiki's the history of Sagres Point. Do so, and then read his lyrics and listen to this song. It is on my all time favorite list as a standalone hit. I can only hope he "overproduces" in the words of the traditional fan so that his new ones can enjoy his evolution from stripped-down folk-singer to modern adult contemporary.
DERIVATIVE & MEEK
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By ANDY GUARIN
he never ceases to amaze me. i couldn't believe he had a song out for free :)
Different but still brilliant
People may complain that his raw sound is being drowned out by all the new "over-produced" sounds, but I appreciate it. It's refreshing that he's trying to do something new - and the songs are still equally brilliant - music and lyrics alike. It's beautiful and I respect him for trying something fresh. And, I don't doubt for a second that he will frequently return to his raw, organic, stripped roots in the future whether it's live or a new record.
Showing Real Signs Of Genius
The added production helps bring a flavor that I think new comers like me will enjoy.
The most repetitive boring crap I've heard
By Maestro Melanie
Just saw him at the Wiltern in LA and every song sounds the same. Same melodies, same rhythms, same song over and over. Sorry I'm not that easily impressed by hipster indie garbage.
Same awesome themes and songwriting with more polished production and more depth/nuance to the sound (horns, synths, etc.). The lofi purists may not like it, but this is the sound of an evolving artist. Great stuff.
He knows what he's doing.
I was worried the first time I heard Sagres. It sounded like there was way too much production, which was obviously a huge departure from what Matsson had previously done. I missed the raw sound of just him and his guitar. Listening to this album as a whole, however, this album is just as good as any of his previous works. Darkness of a Dream reminds me of The War on Drugs in the best way possible, the horns in Slow Dance are just delightful, everything about Little Nowhere Towns is just achingly beautiful, and Timothy is just an incredible song. Matsson's lyrical talents are still there, too.