Real World: "A Lantern and a Bell" is Loney dear's second album to be released on Real World Records and Gabriel was closely involved in making the record.
«Sad soulful melodies that create a space in your head that is filled with memories, dreams and tenderness. I am very proud to work with such a gifted songwriter. When you are isolating yourself, what could be better than being enveloped in these beautiful imaginative constructions - the work of a master»Writes on his website Peter Gabriel about the album.
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Nine seemingly simple and accessible compositions, with Svanängen's unmistakable falsetto front and center of the mix and his melancholy piano accompanied by wonderfully subtle and imaginative electronic soundscapes.
It's a layered album of emotions and meanings.
"Trifles ... the perfect song for newcomers to discover the magic of Loney Dear". Sunday Times Culture
"The simple romanticism of the piano chords in the minor key of A Lantern And A Bell showcases Svanangen's enviable melodic gifts." UNCUT
"The simple arrangements - just its warm falsetto and piano, with sounds of water and seabirds passing overhead - foster a thoughtful, beach bonfire spirit." MOJO
"A Lantern And A Bell is a wonderful album. Nine songs, beautifully constructed, expertly performed and written from the heart, with messages delivered by the voice of an angel." Louder Than War
"Emil Svanängen re-emerges from a 'state of despair' with a soft reaffirmation of strength in minimalism ... a welcome return of a craftsman of elegant understatement". Record collector
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