[record reviews: let them eat cake]

This week's favorite album

Review of Let Them Eat Cake taken from the
Norwegian newspaper
English translation by Mats Johansen.

Let Them Eat Cake
Rating: 5 of 6

The Trondheim 'posse' spent most of the nineties making intense and powerful with fuzzguitars and mighty arrangements. Now they've taken the music to an altoghether different means of expression; another kind of feeling. Not totally unlike what bands such as Flaming Lips and High Llamas are making these days.

"Let them eat cake" includes nine songs, most of them quiet/easy, tender and beautiful. Strings and horns have a 'cool' position in the rather detailed and embellished arrangements. The best of the bunch is the Beach Boysesque 'Big Surprise' and the unusually pretty and weird 'Stained Glass'. They almost enter Kåre & the Cavemen's musical homeland on the instrumental 'Whip that Ghost', while "Walking with J.' sounds a bit more 'typical' Motorpsycho.

This is an album which one can fall in love with. Most of the tunes holds up to several hundred play-throughs. They stand up to every analysis. 'Let them eat cake' is relieving different.