Published on February 2nd, 2013 | by greg0
Indians: Somewhere Else:: Review
The chilly and atmospheric Somewhere Else arrives appropriately during a frosty week courtesy of Copenhagen’s Indians. Indians is the work of Danish artist Søren Løkke Juul and his navel gazing approach on Somewhere Else might call to mind Bon Iver x Sigur Ros. In other words, Somewhere Else contains fragile yet glacially-paced tracks that might begin to grow roots after repeated listens.
Somewhere Else is an interesting debut for Indians that opens with the stop/start rhythms of “New” that highlight Juul’s falsetto amongst its percolating melody. The chiming “Bird” follows and reminds me of Grizzly Bear somewhat as covered by Antony and the Johnsons. The piano arrangement plaintively builds and then gently recedes. “I Am Haunted” finds itself with a ghostly acoustic guitar and spectral vocals which recall Justin Vernon at his most wintry. Other standout tracks include “Melt” and the title track when it finally reaches its nadir. If Indians sounds like your thing, grab some headphones and a blanket, you’ll need both to properly enjoy this album.