Saralunden & Andrey Kiritchenko – There Was No End

Saralunden & Andrey Kiritchenko

CD – Nexsound
The collaboration between Andrey Kiritchenko and Saralunden was able to originate this transversal lo-fi folktronica with many delicate overtones. It’s a collaborative project supported by the Swedish Institute in May 2006 and then culminated in the spring 2007 tour. The sound trajectories are able to almost perfectly coincide with the Swedish chanteuse’s enchanting and edgy voice, always in the foreground with the Kiritchenko’s microphones. He’s not new to “pop” excursions, also because he himself experimented in the past singing and songwriting practices. Here songwriting even if formally entirely done by Sara Lunden is pervaded in the background by the Ukraine producer unmistakable and minimal style, shaped with subtle glitches, sophisticated electroacoustic experiments, click’n'cuts, abstract atmospheres and melancholic jolts. It’s a greatly charming album and it’s accessible to many listeners, because it’s able to well render feelings, to make emotional tension instantly perceivable, and because of the pieces’ themes. The latter are hinged on classic (lost) love and relationships themes, between private obsessions and yearnings, but in the end here the stories are really sincere and everybody does his share of work. Nothing more, nothing less.