Victorious

Victorious

by The Perishers
     
 

With their third album, Victorious, the Perishers should finally put an end to the hackneyed references to their Swedish homeland and the clich�d use of such modifiers as "icy," "glacial," and "glassy" -- for this set is imbued with such warmth, its sound so glowing, that there is no choice but to look elsewhere for adjectives.See more details below

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With their third album, Victorious, the Perishers should finally put an end to the hackneyed references to their Swedish homeland and the clich�d use of such modifiers as "icy," "glacial," and "glassy" -- for this set is imbued with such warmth, its sound so glowing, that there is no choice but to look elsewhere for adjectives. The Perishers can thank Per Sunding for that, his production bathing their music in luminescence, highlighting their fragile, exquisite atmospheres, and throwing into relief their sublime instrumental interplay. The latter is particularly notable on "To Start Anew," a number built around strumming guitars, elegant keyboards, and a flowing rhythm that is as flawless in execution as it is gorgeous in sound. The title track is even more ear-catching, with its British Invasion chiming guitar sidling up to Western-styled riffs and leads. One wonders how the Perishers will re-create this song live, but on the strength of it, they should consider adding a second guitarist. And then there's what sounds like a banjo insinuating itself into the glorious, pop-drenched "Carefree," acting as counterpoint to the driving rhythm and lavish new romantic keyboards. Wistful this set is not. How could it be when it features U2-inspired epics like "Best Friends" and Coldplay-type power ballads like "8 AM Departure" and "Get Well Soon," both incidentally delivered with far more intensity and style than the Brits could even envision. The opening "Midnight Skies," however, best illustrates the group's new aural heights, as it slides from the quiet, acoustic opening into the dramatically grandiose finish. But that kind of drama is the exception; instead, Victorious' true glory is found in the richness of the sound, the iridescent melodies, the shimmering atmospheres, and Ola Kl�ft's introspective yet universal lyrics. With Victorious, the Perishers truly conquer all.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/04/2007
Label:
Nettwerk Records
UPC:
0067003072229
catalogNumber:
30722

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Perishers   Primary Artist
Patrik Bartosch   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Per Sunding   Background Vocals,Vocoder
Per Helin   Drums,Background Vocals
Thomas Hedlund   Group Member
Martin Gustafson   Group Member
Pehr Åström   Group Member
Anders Pettersson   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Ola Klüft   Group Member

Technical Credits

George Marino   Mastering
Per Sunding   Producer,Engineer
Perishers   Composer
Anders Pettersson   Producer
Erik Olofsson   Graphic Design
Magnus Lindberg   Engineer

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