HANNA HIRSCH: Tala Svart: LP

Finally available on vinyl, this record is an ice princess amongst snow mutants. Siri has such a powerful, pleasant voice while Anders, Johan, Lars, and Andy crank out the Scandi-rock. Imagine El Banda, The Assassinators, or La Fraction filtered through some Swedish sensibility and served up with some non-intrusive keyboard. Beautiful, both in sound and concept. For the last couple years the CD has been in regular rotation around Razorcake HQ, and I can’t see it falling out anytime soon.

 –Daryl Gussin (Adagio 830)