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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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. 80
    The results are gorgeous. [Oct 2009, p.112]
  4. Few are lucky enough to craft a work as gently affecting as East Of Eden. [Fall 2009, p.67]
  5. East Of Eden is bold and strange, fusing alien-sounding instrumetals woth wide-eyed Scandinavian pop to dizzying effect. [Oct 2009, p.117]
  6. Even though she's borrowed a lot here--from Animal Collective, from Pakistani music--Bergsman manages to give it all a tender, sad-yet-sprightly touch that's completely her own.
  7. While Eden’s Eastern flavor is certainly enjoyable, it walks a thin line between cultural exploration and exploitation.

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  1. BrynT.
    Oct 5, 2009
    9
    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 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