East Of Eden - Taken by Trees
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  • Summary: Dan Lissvik produces the second solo album for the Concretes' former lead singer.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. Because Bergsman keeps Eden's doors open (centerpiece 'Wapas Karma' is a traditional performed entirely by locals), there's a natural light and a welcome freshness--a breeze from across the world, rather than a suitcase of souvenirs.
  2. East of Eden, in that sense, isn't so far from Studio's West Coast: a masterful, hypnotic album that draws on a world of influences but is ultimately limited by none.
  3. It's most beguiling when the eastern influences are to the fore.
  4. East of Eden is a worldly sounding album that still maintains an intimately personal feel. Affectionate, intriguing and absorbing, Bergsman’s music is of the finest variety.
  5. Free of the patronising condescension that many Western musicians adopt when they embark on musical journeys like this, Victoria Bergsman has produced a marvellous, spell-binding album.
  6. Few are lucky enough to craft a work as gently affecting as East Of Eden. [Fall 2009, p.67]
  7. It is at once too ambitious (in the recording process and change of milieu) and not ambitious enough (in its failure to push Bergsman’s music to unexpected and truly experimental places).

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  1. BrynT.
    Oct 5, 2009
    Contrary to what The Pheonix said, i think that 'Wapas Karn(m?)a' breaks this album much more than making it - it's out of place in among great great tracks like 'My Boys' , 'To Lose Someone' and pretty much the rest of the album. Hopeful stuff. Easily one of the best albums this year. I look forward to hearing what follows this. Collapse