“Running” is my introduction to Sweden’s Erik de Vahl, who creates softly romantic experimental pop music. Experimental music comes in many forms, and experimental pop is no exception. On “Running” de Vahl focuses on melody and adds a variety of instruments, from subtle bongos in the background to various forms of keyed instruments and electronics. The result is a breathtaking concoction of underground pop genius.
This discovery comes from a recent Swedesplease post on Erik de Vahl, noting the song can be found on de Vahl’s Scattered Vacations/As I Am Beating double mini-CD-R.
Erik de Vahl: Running [mp3]
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