With long sunny days swiftly descending upon us, everyone is already looking their feel-good album of the Summer, and one album that could perhaps fit that bill is Riset Bak Speilet, the upcoming release from Norwegian psychedelic folk rockers Tusmørke.
There’s a wonderful light airiness about the album and you almost feel like you’re floating as you listen to it, which is nice, and there’s just a thoroughly good vibe that runs throughout, which makes for a refreshing and enjoyable listen.
Tusmørke eases you into the album with soft folksy instrumentation before the smooth and stunning vocals kick in, and it serves as the perfect opener, leaving a fantastic impression on you whilst also serving as a taster of what you can expect for the tracks to come, which are largely more of the same. This works in the band’s favour, as it’s clear they’ve found a formula that works and are running with it, but also against because it does feel like there could be more variation between the songs – when listening to some of the tracks side-by-side, it can be a little difficult to differentiate between them at times.
It certainly has to be said that Riset Bak Speilet is an easy listen and it’s great to relax in the sun to, but a little more variety would be a most welcome inclusion.