- Sky City
- (Colored Vinyl, White, Limited Edition, Indie Exclusive)
- Artist: Amason
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 1/27/2015
Amason is a Swedish musical pastiche with a lot of names and a lot of talent: Gustav Ejstes (from Dungen), Amanda Bergman (who performs as Idiot Wind), Petter Winnberg and Nils Törnqvist (from Little Majorette) and Pontus Winnberg (from Miike Snow) all contribute voices and sounds. So it's no surprise that Amason's debut feels all over the map. In fact, that's it's strength. Take "Älgen." the opening track to Sky City, it's a jittery bit of pop with shades of late-'70s Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. But the rest of the album conjures a wide variety of '80s pop sounds - each polished and slick, as if Amason's members had heard Simple Minds or Tears for Fears or even Hall And Oates while in utero. Just listen to that saxophone in "Kelly.