The Perishers - Let There Be Morning Review
by Eric Bodrero
In 1997 in Sweden, using borrowed equipment in a borrowed rehearsal room the Perishers were laying down the foundation of fragile sound they would be known by. Eight years and three full-lengths later, the Perishers have tightened that sound to a gentle art with their North American debut Let There Be Morning, an album of tender rhythms and supple instrumentation that's both soothing and optimistic. Vocalist Ola Kluft has a scratchy yet accomplished voice that fits the atmosphere perfectly.
The record is full of poetic verses set in sometimes-stark parallels, but usually keeps itself afloat with a beautiful and eccentric ambiance that often has the band reflecting upon their own nostalgic pressure points such as in "Nothing Like You and I." The wonderful production, right down to the 'ding-dong' of the xylophone in tracks like "Trouble Sleeping" and the bands first single "Sway" denotes a magnificence not found in many records of this type nowadays, and places the Perishers on my "groups to watch" list.
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