Written by Fense
I can get into this, no problem. The Big Picture plays soft, bedroom-y pop with emphasis on slow tunes that feature acoustic, or, at least softly electric, guitars and quiet melodies on keyboard. None of it gets too loud. And it sure is cutesy — like “About A Dog”.
The Big Picture hails from a place not generally associated with pop music — China. But there’s no surprise that the project’s head honcho, Mikael Salomonsson, originally hails from Sweden. No surprise at all.
Their self-titled release can be found on the beloved CD-R label Series II Records. Sounding like a blend between the softer sides of Weezer and Ben Folds (maybe some Elliott Smith too), but with a massive twee-like, indie bedroom pop twist, The Big Picture’s music definitely has a fun element to it.
I’ve included “About A Dog” and “A Good Start” below for you listening/downloading enjoyment.
The Big Picture: About A Dog [mp3]
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The Big Picture: A Good Start [mp3]
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