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Spring Came, Rain Fell

  • 1. We're Simple Minds
    2. Spring Came Rain Fell
    3. Spring Song
    4. Close To Me
    5. Baby I'm Not Sure If This Is Love
    6. Chance I Deserve
    7. I Give Up Too
    8. Friends And Lovers
    9. Teenage Life
    10. Karen Song
    11. Girl With The Northern Soul Collection
    12. We Set Ourselves Free
    13. Things We Share
    14. Mornings
    15. You And Me
    16. Don't Stop The Night
    17. Sounds From The Gulfstream
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LAB 022

  • Credits
    ProducerJohan Angergard
    EngineerJohan Angergard

    Club 8: Johan Angergard (vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, percussion); Karolina Komstedt (vocals).
    Additional personnel: Andil Dahl (harmonica, bongos).
    Personnel: Johan Angergrd (vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Karolina Komstedt (vocals); Andil Dahl (harmonica, bongos).
    Recording information: Summersound Studios.
    The second U.S. release by the Swedish duo Club 8 is more of the same kind of floaty dream pop that predominated on their self-titled American debut. Only this time, the floaty/dreamy aspects are emphasized, largely to the exclusion of the Saint Etienne-like electronic dance pop that lurked around the edges of the first album. Multi-instrumentalist Johan Angergard doesn't forgo his synths and drum machines entirely ("The Chance I Deserve," right down to its processed vocals, is pure late-'70s Eurodisco), but the songs are mostly based on subtle layers of acoustic guitars, hand percussion, and rubbery, surprisingly melodic electric bass. However, the real appeal of the album comes from Karolina Komstedt's pillow-soft, slightly accented vocals, which have the kitschy allure of Claudine Longet, only with better enunciation and much less tendency to go off-key. (As on the debut, the two songs sung by Angergard are the weakest on the album.) The songs are melodic, sweet, melancholy -- the duo ended their romantic relationship during the writing of the album -- and just this side of twee. Club 8 do the warm'n'fuzzy indie pop thing as well as anybody. ~ Stewart Mason

  • Critic Reviews
    Mojo (Publisher) (12/03, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It may be bleak, but you can't stop returning."
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