The Deer Tracks
The Deer Tracks released their debut LP 'Aurora' in 2008 receiving accolades from NME, The Guardian, Clash Magazine, and more. Since then The Deer Tracks have toured the UK, Europe, and Japan. Their latest album, 'The Archer Trilogy Pt.1' was out earlier this summer and the eagerly anticipated second instalment, 'The Archer Trilogy Pt.2' is excepted mid August.
If you happen to be lost in the woods of Sweden and stumble across a remote cabin, you may hear a duo making sweet ethereal music. David Lehnberg and Elin Lindfors, both children of the little Swedish town of Gävle met via previous projects, which eventually led the pair into an electromagnetic mist of melodies and harmonic noise that later came to be called The Deer Tracks and currently in the process of recording their final instalment of an epic trilogy… yes, you guessed it, 'The Archer Trilogy Pt.3'.
Part 1 of the trilogy was recorded in an isolated, barely functional cabin. "If you’re locked up in a studio where everything is perfect and there’s no wind or rain blowing in to destroy the recording - if you don’t push the boundaries - it's gonna sound like you’re not trying to do something that’s real. But if you lock yourself up in a cabin in the woods, things start to happen. You’ll start to find your way back to your inner core, back to life" states Lehnberg.
The Deer Tracks' unique, brittle, shard-like electronic compositions captured the imaginations of critics at home in Scandinavia, here in the UK as well as across the pond and beyond. Their music will expose a treasure trove of instrumentation: electric guitars, melodica, trumpet, drums, piano, synthesisers, glockenspiel and music-boxes to create a composition of contrasts. Their sound is colossal yet finely detailed at the same time. Lindfors' vocals offer a gentle and soothing tone reminiscent of that other pioneer of Scandinavian experimental electronica, Björk.
'The Archer Trilogy Pt.2' has an overwhelming sense of cellular fission as the delicate chemistry of the album unfolds in the same way ice crystals form. The elemental influences are plain to see: Dance/Rest, Dark/Light, Abstract/Plain, Esoteric/Pop, Vast/Microscopic, Gentle/Savage. It’s an album of beautiful opposites.